The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Is it a felony to leak a financial disclosure form, as Anthony Scaramucci said? Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, called for a full-blown federal investigation of leaks in a tweet. &quo
Twice in two days, President Donald Trump falsely tweeted that acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s wife received $700,000 in campaign donations from Hillary Clinton. The nearly $675,000 — not $700,000 — donated to Dr. Jill McCabe, who
In announcing he would ban transgender people from the military, President Donald Trump cited “the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.” Whether the cost is “tremendous” is opinion, but
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | 'Thousands' of transgender Americans serve in military, congressman says A California congressman fired back at President Donald Trump’s Twitter announcement barring transgendered service members, saying
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Is Amazon a ‘no-tax monopoly,’ as Donald Trump said? President Donald Trump took to Twitter to launch his latest salvo at Amazon, accusing the company of being a monopolistic tax cheat. "Is Fake New
Rep. Steny Hoyer wrongly claimed that Vice President Mike Pence “used a private server when he was governor of Indiana.” Pence did use a personal AOL account for some government business, but he did not have a “private server.” Hoye
In a period of less than 26 hours — from 6:31 p.m. on July 24 to 8:09 p.m. on July 25 — President Trump made two fired-up speeches, held a news conference and tweeted with abandon, leaving a trail of misinformation in his wake. Here’s a roun
President Donald Trump tweeted that “all agree the U.S. President has the complete power to pardon.” It’s true that the president has the constitutional power to issue pardons, but there are some limits to that power. Article II, Sec
New York Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha said on 23 July 2017 that she requested an "on-air apology and tweet."
“The Congressional Budget Office’s math doesn’t add up. Faulty Numbers = Faulty Results.” — Tweet by the White House Twitter account, July 12, 2017 The venerable Congressional Budget Office is under attack. Established in 1975 by
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
An April 2017 tweet in which Chelsea Clinton supposedly defended the cultural practice of "genital cutting" was a hoax.
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Trump’s False claim that his presidential approval rating is ‘not bad’ Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump is putting a positive spin on the latest round of public polling on his job performance. "
We now know that Donald Trump Jr., during the presidential campaign, met with a Russian lawyer offering information that was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” And we now know that the president’s eldest son was l
President Donald Trump made the unfounded accusation that former FBI Director James Comey illegally “leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media.” His claim appears to have been based on a news story that makes no such determination. The Hil
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Is Donald Trump right that gas prices are now lowest in over 10 years? All presidents like to tout their policy accomplishments, and Donald Trump is no exception. On July 4 -- one of the major travel weekends
ANTIFA Protesters Sabotage Emergency Services, Snip Fiber Optic Cables-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: ANTIFA protesters sabotaged emergency services in California and Arizona by snipping fiber optic cables used by emergency responders. The Truth: False r
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Has Donald Trump never 'promoted or encouraged violence,' as Sarah Huckabee Sanders said? Has President Donald Trump promoted violence? At a White House briefing, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders answer
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Trump’s Pants on Fire claim that CNN ratings are ‘way down’ Days before President Donald Trump tweeted a video of him assaulting a CNN logo, Trump took aim at another place he said CNN was hurting: its
Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer tweeted that premiums would be 300 percent higher under the Senate Republican health care bill for a 64-year-old earning $56,800 in 2026, compared with current law. Republican Sen. John Barrasso said the bill “lowers
“Democrats purposely misstated Medicaid under new Senate bill — actually goes up.” — President Trump, in a tweet, June 28, 2017 The White House is defending changes to Medicaid financing in the Senate health-care overhaul bill by
President Donald Trump and his administration enflamed a tense relationship with CNN this week, as deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders touted a video aimed against the network even though she said she didn’t know if it was accurate. It
Republicans are spinning their health care bills’ impact on Medicaid: Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey made the questionable claim that under the Senate bill “no one loses coverage” gained under the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid
The Congressional Budget Office projects that the Senate health care bill would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million in 2026 — a figure that both sides in the debate are distorting: Sen. Bernie Sanders wrongly claims the bil
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Trump wrongly calls Mueller's staffers Clinton supporters, employees Robert Mueller’s appointment as a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has angered
A flower shop’s tweet made the hoax go viral.
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy Says ‘We Don’t Like Blacks Either’-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: After Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy came out against gay marriage, rumors spread that Dan Cathy said “We don’t like blacks either”
President Donald Trump’s intimidating tweet hinting he might have recorded conversations with former FBI Director James Comey has come up empty. We rewound the tape to show the timeline of what happened after Trump made one of his most provocativ
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
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
Q: Did Sen. Chuck Schumer resign? Was Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired? Are the Clintons divorcing? Is Monica Lewinsky dead? A: No. Each claim was made by the same website that writes “fiction as fact.” FULL ANSWER Sen. Chuck Schumer
Golden State Warriors Won’t Visit White House, Snub President Trump-Undetermined! Summary of eRumor: The Golden State Warriors voted not to visit the White House, snubbing President Trump, after winning the 2017 NBA championship. The Truth: The
Q: Did White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer say that the president has the “legal right and power to decide how words in the English language are spelled”? A: No. That bogus quote comes from a “satirical” article about Presi
Reports that the Golden State Warriors voted unanimously to skip a visit to the White House after winning the NBA Championship are based on a single unconfirmed tweet.
This week, readers sent us comments about former FBI Director James Comey, who testified before the Senate intelligence committee about private conversations he had with President Donald Trump regarding the agency’s Russia investigation. In the
“99% of sexually active women have used birth control in their lifetime. Our lawmakers must hear from us. We won’t allow an extreme anti-woman agenda to undermine birth control access.” — Planned Parenthood Action Fund,
President Donald Trump questioned whether fired FBI director James Comey broke the law when he had a friend share with the press the content of a memo written during his time at the FBI. "I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent
President Donald Trump says that fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on June 8 absolved him and exposed Comey as "a leaker." "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a le
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
Although Spicer's actual reaction to the tweet drew widespread media attention, he did not claim that the President has the authority to change words.