President Donald Trump on Friday used a forum on criminal justice reform hosted by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center to bitterly complain about the impeachment inquiry taking place in the House of Representatives.
While talking about the importance of due process for people who have been criminally accused, the president declared himself to be the victim of a conspiracy.
“You see what’s going on with the witch hunt,” the president complained. “You see what’s going on, it’s a terrible thing that’s going on in our country. No crimes! It’s an investigation in search of a crime.”
“It has been going on for longer than I have been in office, happened before I got here. The insurance policy — Strzok and Page, the great lovers! They talked about the insurance policy. She’s going to win, just in case she doesn’t we have an insurance policy, that was long before Mueller and that whole deal, we had 18 angry Democrats that hated Trump that were looking at me.”
Trump also accused the Democratic Party of not caring about black Americans, despite the fact that roughly 90 percent of black Americans vote for Democrats.
“They have taken African-American communities for granted and I promise you Republicans will never do that, we will keep fighting for you,” he said.
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LIVE COVERAGE: Shooter opens fire at Pensacola Naval base — injuries reported
A shooter opened fire Friday morning at a Naval base in the Florida panhandle.
The shooting was reported about 7:15 a.m. at Naval Air Station Pensacola, which employs more than 16,000 military personnel.
Baptist Hospital confirmed victims from the shooting were brought for treatment, although no additional information was available about the victims or their injuries.
The shooter was reported dead just before 9 a.m.
Large-scale education tests often come with side effects
When results come out for big education tests like the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which primarily measures 15-year-old students’ knowledge and skills in reading, mathematics and science, the focus is often on which countries scored the highest.
The education systems of countries that do well on this test are often portrayed as models for the rest of the world. For example, the United Kingdom has committed $54.2 million to help 8,000 schools adopt the math teaching methods of PISA’s top performer, Shanghai, by 2020. The United Kingdom has adopted Chinese textbooks as well.
‘Yes’: Sen. Chris Murphy confirms at least five GOP senators would consider impeachment
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) confirmed that at least some of his Republican colleagues are considering the impeachment case against President Donald Trump.
The Connecticut Democrat told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he's personally spoken with GOP senators who would consider voting to impeach the president, if the House sends approves articles of impeachment requested Thursday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"Quick final question, different topic," said co-host Willie Geist. "Have you spoken to a single Republican colleague in the Senate who's even considering voting for impeachment?"