Trump Rips the Ongoing Investigations Against Him During CPAC Speech

Candace Owens

Candace Owens

United States president Donald Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of perjury on Friday, saying a manuscript Cohen wrote previous year that complemented Trump contradicted his scathing testimony to Congress this week.

"I've learned with the fake news, if you tell a joke, if you are sarcastic, if you're having fun with the audience, if you are on live television with millions of people and 25,000 people in an arena, and if you say something like 'Russia, please, if you can, get us Hillary Clinton's emails!" Free speech. If they don't, it will be costly.

In June 2016, Cohen said, Donald Trump Jr., "leaning over to his father and speaking in a low voice", said "the meeting is all set".

In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the US President also mocked Democrats for their framework to combat climate change and said House politicians pushing to expand their investigations of him are "sick".

Williams briefly spoke and the president followed up with words of praise.

During Cohen's testimony the president was in Vietnam where a high-stakes second summit between Trump and Kim broke up in disarray Thursday, without even a joint statement.

Zachary Greenberg, 28, was arrested on Friday for the assault.

The White House has rejected Cohen's allegations and on Saturday, Trump said his talks with Kim were productive and could lead to an agreement in which other, unspecified nations provide aid to Pyongyang. He was recruiting for the conservative group Talking Points USA.

Several Inches Of Snow Expected Sunday
Temperatures across the Northeast will hover close to the freezing mark so that the snow will be more of the heavy, wet type. Friday night clears out a bit, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures turning cool and getting down to around 60°.

The speech came at the end of a hard week for the president.

He said the president paid him hush money to cover up alleged affairs, routinely inflated and deflated his assets for tax and financial gain and is involved in more criminal activity under investigation by the Southern District of NY.

But the Russian Federation probe and those leading it drew the biggest ire and even profanity from the president, as investigations ramp up in Congress and Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues his probe into potential collusion between Trump associates and Moscow.

The suspect is then seen getting close to Williams' face and shouting profanities at him.

Trump's speech zigzagged from trade to immigration, the 2016 campaign to last fall's midterm elections.

Trump said he planned to sign the order "very soon", but did not provide specifics or say whether a draft has already been prepared.

Indeed, for years university administrators have been accused of stifling free speech.

According to Georgetown University's Free Speech Tracker, which evaluated more than 90 incidents of attempted free speech suppression, roughly two-thirds of which occurred at colleges, there were "many incidents, generally less well-publicized, where lower-profile scholars, speakers, or students who could be considered to be on the left have been silenced or shut down".

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