Two House committees have said that they will investigate the Obama administration’s approval of a deal that gave Russia a financial interest in U.S. uranium production. The 2010 deal allowed Rosatom, the Russian nuclear energy agency, to acquire a c
Rep. Frederica Wilson said that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly got the facts wrong when he said that Wilson took credit for getting the funding for an FBI office in Miramar, Florida. The evidence supports Wilson. South Florida’s Sun-Senti
Creepy Clown Arrested in Haunted House Massacre, 18 Dead-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A creepy clown was arrested in a haunted house massacre that left 18 people dead. The Truth: A website known for publishing fabricated reports submitted by its communi
An apparent altercation between concert-goers was blown out of proportion, and the witness who reported the threats has changed her view on their significance.
Red Cross Stealing Donations from Doorsteps of Churches-Fiction! & Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Protected by Obama-era Executive Order 13603, the American Red Cross stole donations from the doorsteps of churches and resold them for a profit in th
A message posted to the Gendarmerie Nationale Twitter account reads in French: "Call for witnesses" - "Worrying disappearance of a minor[."]
Q: Were the police in Charlottesville, Virginia, told to “stand down” to allow the violent clashes that occurred on Aug. 12? A: The police chief, mayor and city spokeswoman say there is no truth to that claim. Others have criticized what they desc
Vladimir Putin: Dangerous George Soros Driving America Toward Civil War-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Russian President Vladimir Putin told his senior advisors that George Soros and his “vast network of agitators” are targeting America’
Q: Does a video corroborate a belief by Charlottesville police officers that the driver in the fatal car attack at a white nationalist rally “was not acting maliciously”? A: No. Police have charged James Alex Fields Jr. with multiple offenses, inc
Cop Who Arrested Malia Obama Found Dead-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Reports that a Chicago police officer who arrested Malia Obama on drug charges was found dead began circulating in August 2017. The Truth: Malia Obama has never been arrested, and th
President Donald Trump held a contentious press conference in which he answered critics who said he waited too long to condemn the white nationalists who staged a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12 that turned violent. Here we put into c
In his latest attack on the media, President Donald Trump gave a misleading account of news reports regarding a previously undisclosed second conversation that he had had with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit. The New York Times re
Witness allegations that a baby was saved by a "miraculous" catch during the inferno have not been verified.
Jay Sekulow, an attorney on President Donald Trump’s legal team, made the rounds of the Sunday shows to talk about the Russia investigation. But he glossed over relevant facts in defense of his client: Sekulow repeatedly said Trump fired FBI Dir
President Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm about the Russia investigation. He accused his vanquished rival Hillary Clinton of obstruction of justice (without any evidence) and blamed others for his firing of FBI Director James Comey (even though Trump
In between tweets about typical presidential fare — jobs, the Army, the state of Wisconsin — President Donald Trump has been ranting in 140-character spurts about the Russia investigation and his former opponent Hillary Clinton. "You a
Q: Can President Donald Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller? A: Not directly. Only the deputy attorney general who appointed Mueller can fire him and only for cause. But Trump could fire the DAG, or order the special-counsel regulations repealed
Desperately trying to avoid the flames, residents threw one baby and other small children from high windows to people down on the sidewalk, witnesses said.
After former FBI Director James Comey testified about his private conversations with President Donald Trump regarding the agency’s Russia investigation, the president’s lawyer gave a brief statement that contained inaccurate and disputed cl
Nancy Pelosi’s Son Arrested for 2nd Degree Murder-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s son was arrested for 2nd degree murder stemming from an altercation with an umpire at a youth baseball game. The Truth: A sel
A Montana Republican vying for an open House seat is accused of body-slamming a reporter to the ground, a day before the candidate's special election. Republican candidate Greg Gianforte blamed the altercation on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs' &
On May 17, the Justice Department announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to investigate any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government’s efforts to influence the 201
Summary In the weeks leading up to his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump met with Comey on at least two occasions and discussed the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign. But Trump’s version of what was said at t
Malia Obama Arrested with “Gang of Thugs” in Chicago –Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Obama’s daughter, Malia Obama, was arrested with a “gang of thugs” in Chicago in May 2017. The Truth: A self-described fake
Pastor Joel Osteen Dives from State to Stop Partitioner from Opening Bible-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: After stating that power to speak prosperity into existence is inside everyone, Pastor Joel Osteen dove from a stage to prevent a partitioner who w
Summary Donald Trump — whom we crowned the “King of Whoppers” when he was a long-shot candidate in 2015 — has held true to form during his first 100 days as president of the United States. In his first hour as president, he pain
President Donald Trump said the Obama administration “had a great opportunity to solve” the crisis in Syria when Obama set a “red line” for military intervention. But when Obama didn’t launch such intervention, “I th
Western powers have condemned Syria for unleashing a chemical attack on civilians in Khan Sheikhoun, a community in a rebel-controlled zone in northwestern Syria. While the details remain in dispute, and Syria denies using chemical weapons, multiple re
The Internet has the power to advance democratic ideals by making knowledge more accessible and helping voters make more informed choices. But the picture painted by witnesses at a March 30 bipartisan Senate hearing — a group that included academ
According to reports, three unnamed witnesses heard Bush refer to the 45th president's inauguration using the phrase.
Larry Klayman Releases Proof of FBI Director Jim Comey Massive Cover Up-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Conservative attorney Larry Klayman has released 600 million pages of information from a whistleblower about NSA wiretapping that proves FBI Director J
Judge Orders Vince Foster Exhumed in Clinton Murder Investigation-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A federal judge has approved GOP Congressman Trey Gowdy’s request to exhume the body of Vince Foster to determine if Bill and Hillary Clinton were invol
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Mostly True: Leahy claim on immigrant investment through EB-5 program Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy has called out an immigrant investor program as flawed and running counter to its intended purposes. "The
“You know what protects your hearing better than a silencer? Ear plugs.” — Americans for a Responsible Solution, in a tweet, March 13 “When someone gets shot by a gun with a silencer, it’s quiet. Witnesses might not he
Stephen Miller, a senior White House policy adviser, claimed that 72 people from the seven countries covered by President Donald Trump’s 90-day travel ban “have been implicated in terroristic activity in the United States” since the 9
Message that circulates via social media claims that a giant snake swallowed a woman near Durban North, South Africa in June 2013. The message includes a photograph of a large python and claims that the picture was taken by Linda Laina Nyatoro, a South
President Donald Trump said Christians have “been horribly treated” by the refugee program and that it has been “almost impossible” for Syrian Christians to gain refugee status for entry into the U.S. But he provides no evidence
Starbucks to Hire 10,000 Refugees, Leading to Calls for Boycott-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees in the wake of President Trump’s executive order banning refugees fr
A Fox News reporter said he witnessed an Inauguration Day brawl that was broken up by Kellyanne Conway's "mean punches."
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway claimed that “alternative facts” were employed by Press Secretary Sean Spicer when he tried to make the case that “this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and a