Published: Tue, March 05, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Trump vows to cut funding to colleges that don’t protect free speech

Trump vows to cut funding to colleges that don’t protect free speech

Trump came out fighting, posting on Twitter that two years of "presidential Harassment" since he took office had proven nothing but Democratic lawbreaking.

He spent much of the weekend laying out a likely defense should any of the multiple probes find him guilty of wrongdoing and bolstering his stranglehold on the Republican Party that could eventually be key to saving his presidency in a Senate trial if House Democrats opt for impeachment.

In his public testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cohen called the president a "con man" and a "cheat" and gave Democrats several new leads for inquiry.

Republican Adam Schiff, who chairs the House intelligence committee, also stressed that it's too early to make judgments about impeachment.

President Donald Trump attacked Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation in a speech to conservative supporters on Saturday, calling the probe "bullsh-" and claiming the special counsel was biased against him.

'He took a hard punch in the face for all of us, ' Trump said, predicting that Williams is 'going to be a very wealthy young man'.

Trump made the announcement after inviting Hayden Williams, 26, who says he was assaulted for his beliefs February 19 at University of California, Berkeley, to come onstage and speak briefly at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Since Trump has been president, he has appointed two attorney generals to head the Justice Department, Jeff Sessions and William Barr, and acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker.

Trump set off a political firestorm by firing Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey on May 2017 - and then admitting to NBC he had taken the decision after becoming frustrated with the Russian Federation probe.

Appearing at this year's CPAC, the most conservative annual political event, the president spoke on the Green New Deal, the Hillary Clinton emails, and the Robert Mueller investigation as well as how "America is winning again".

His voice dripping with sarcasm, he suggested that his call in summer of 2016 for Russian Federation to find and release Hillary Clinton's emails was a joke that had been obtusely taken at face value by the media.

His lawyers have argued that since he is the titular head of the United States government and legal system, the President has the right to dismiss anyone in the executive branch and therefore can not be guilty of obstruction.

House Democrats are undertaking several broad new investigations that reach far beyond Mr Mueller's focus on Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Russians and the Trump campaign. "They should stay with that argument, never change", Trump said, to laughter.

"Show me where the president did anything to be impeached.Nadler is setting the framework now that the Democrats are not to believe the Mueller report", he said.

Trump still has made no move to fire Mueller, a Republican and respected former FBI director who has conducted his investigation with utmost secrecy. "We will do everything we can to get that evidence". That is another unresolved question that Mueller is pursuing.

Some free speech advocates are skeptical that Trump, who's previously sought to "open up our libel laws" so that media outlets could be sued for publishing unflattering stories, is the right person to intervene.

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