The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Rand Paul’s false equivalence about Trump, Biden on Ukraine Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., suggested that threats by President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden to withhold aid from Ukraine were "exactl
Quick Take Memes circulating widely on social media misidentify a former White House staffer as the whistleblower who touched off the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Full Story Pictures of White House staffers from 2016 flooded social media
Quick Take An old Facebook meme from April recently went viral again, wrongly identifying the first three bills introduced by House Democrats in January. The first three Democratic bills did not seek to impeach the president, end the Electoral College
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Is outing the whistleblower only a crime if the inspector general does it? Panelists of ABC’s "The View" recently grilled Donald Trump Jr. on the issue of revealing the identity of the anonymous
Republicans have no unified argument in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump , in large part because they can’t agree on how best to defend the president — or for some, if they should.
In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper examines six claims President Donald Trump made during a campaign rally in Monroe, Louisiana, on Nov. 6. We’ve written about all of these topics before: Trump wrongly claimed tha
Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered a congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions.
The senator invoked the Sixth Amendment to defend President Trump. But it has nothing to do with impeachment.
Could President Donald Trump be impeached, removed from office and then run again for president in 2020? A reader recently asked us this question, and we were intrigued. The short answer, we found, is that Trump probably could run again, as long a
While there’s little chance President Trump could face charges, revealing the name of the whistleblower could give Democrats more impeachment fodder.
Did Nancy Pelosi have the Health Department shut down the Trump Plaza hotel in Manhattan? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to mislead Trump supporters and Republicans into sharing made up stor
Did the Campus Young Republican Club at Bartlett College in Oregon topple an Obama statue? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to mislead Trump supporters and Republicans into sharing made up sto
Testimony from Yovanovitch offered a first word-for-word look at the closed-door House impeachment hearings.
The whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine and touched off the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry is willing to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans, the person's lawyer says.
Did Barack Obama say Abu-Bakr Al Baghdadi was "Low Risk" before releasing him? No, that's not true: for starters Obama did not release him and secondly the story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to mislead Trump supporters
President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign makes the misleading claim in a TV ad that he is “cutting illegal immigration in half.” In fact, apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2019 were more than double the total
Since we started in 2007, PolitiFact has prioritized transparency and integrity in our fact-checking. We exist to hold the powerful accountable — and we put truth at the forefront of the national conversation. With formal impeachment procee
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump’s World Series ad said he cut illegal immigration in half. That’s False President Donald Trump launched a high-profile re-election ad during Game 7 of the World Series, claiming that he’s deliv
President Donald Trump has dismissed the testimony of a decorated Army officer in the impeachment inquiry. In an Oct. 30 tweet, Trump described the officer as a "Never Trumper," repeating the label he had used the day before. See Figure 1 on
Quick Take There’s no evidence for social media claims that the children of Nancy Pelosi, Mitt Romney and John Kerry are working for “Ukrainian gas companies” or sitting “on the board of directors for energy companies doing busi
A military officer at the National Security Council twice raised concerns over the Trump administration's push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden, according to testimony the official is to deliver in the House impeachment inquiry.
Trump falsely insists that a whistleblower misrepresented his phone call with the Ukrainian president and that the impeachment inquiry has lost all its steam even as the evidence becomes more perilous for him.
Did former President Barack Obama send a tweet claiming Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi was "Great Man, An Innocent Man, & My Friend"? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to misleadTrump supporters and
Is Michelle Obama to become the new face of Victoria's Secret? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to misleadTrump supporters and Republicans into sharing made up stories that are clearly marked
President Donald Trump compared his own possible impeachment to lynching — racist killings, often for the purpose of inciting terror, that took an estimated 4,400 black lives.
White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney engaged in some serious political spin when he tried to deny what he said in a televised press conference: that the White House withheld security aid to Ukraine, in part, because the administration wanted
On October 23 2019, the term “SCIF” trended abruptly on Twitter with chatter about the purported actions of some House Republicans as they disrupted testimony about the United States reportedly withholding financial aid to Ukraine: A prote
For more than an hour, President Donald Trump presided over a cabinet meeting, reeling off numerous false or misleading claims: Trump claimed, without evidence, that President Barack Obama tried to call North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “11 times” b
Flanked by cabinet members and top aides, President Donald Trump spent more than an hour speaking to reporters in the White House on Oct. 21. He addressed many topics, from impeachment to Syria to his decision to scrap the G-7 summit he’d propose
This week, CNN’s Jake Tapper takes a look at a claim that President Donald Trump made about subpoenas issued by the House committees for documents and testimony related to the impeachment inquiry. In criticizing the House Democrats for their han
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Eric Trump’s false claim that the Trump family ‘got out of all international business’ Eric Trump, President Donald Trump’s second son, falsely claimed the Trump family children "got out of
Summary In two press appearances in the same day, President Donald Trump made several false claims and distorted the facts on issues ranging from Syria to trade: Trump claimed that former GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan “would never issue a subpoena
The White House acknowledged that it held up military aid to Ukraine as President Donald Trump pushed the country's new leader to investigate the Democratic National Committee in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a central question in the House impe
Gordon Sondland was the latest in a series of witnesses to be privately interviewed by three House committees conducting the impeachment investigation.
The House impeachment inquiry is exposing new details about unease in the State Department and White House about President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine and those of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
On a crowded debate stage, a dozen Democratic presidential candidates sparred over health care, talked about reining in the excesses of capitalism and debated how to protect workers in an age of technological upheaval. The evening opened with a v
The aide, Fiona Hill, testified for more than 10 hours as part of the Democrats' impeachment probe into President Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
On October 11 2019, the Facebook page “The Other 98%” shared the following meme about the departure of anchor Shep Smith from Fox News and the behind-the-scenes meeting between Rupert Murdoch and United States Attorney General Bill Barr
Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, was testifying to Congress behind closed doors, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
The 10 words that came out of Trump’s mouth — “I would like you to do us a favor, though” — are what triggered the House impeachment inquiry that has imperiled his presidency.