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
The soldier who was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for giving classified materials to WikiLeaks says she's excited to see what comes next.
The "corpse flower" lets off a smell while blooming, that some say is akin to smelling like rotting flesh.
German Government Confiscating Homes to House Refugees-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The German government has begun confiscating residential homes in Hamburg to house an influx of refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries. The Trut
Muslim Refugee Rapes Michigan Woman for Hours-Fiction! Summary or eRumor: A Syrian refugee was arrested for raping and beating a pregnant woman in Hamtramck, Michigan, in May 2017. The Truth: A photo of South American woman who was the victim of dom
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Does the president have 'the ability to declassify anything at any time'? The blockbuster article in the Washington Post saying President Donald Trump had "revealed highly classified information to the Rus
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Mostly True: Trump uses Russia's 'law firm of the year' to counter claim he's too close to Russia President Donald Trump made public a letter from his tax attorneys on May 12 saying Trump’s tax returns fr
Saily Avelenda resigned from Lakeland Bank after her boss questioned her political activities, but says the letter was not her primary reason for leaving.
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Donald Trump mentions tax deductions 'for birds flying across America,' and he should know There were a number of head-scratching exchanges in President Donald Trump’s interview with The Economist posted on May
Former President Barack Obama falsely claimed that Let’s Move, an initiative of former First Lady Michelle Obama, “helped bring down America’s obesity rates for our youngest kids for the first time in 30 years.” In fact, research
Q: Are sexual assault and rape preexisting conditions under the GOP health bill? A: No. The bill doesn’t identify any preexisting conditions, and it says insurers can’t deny coverage to individuals who have them. But insurers could charge mor
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Donald Trump’s Mostly False claim that James Clapper said no collusion found in Russia probe President Donald Trump claimed that former U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has definitively s
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim Russia story 'made-up' by Democrats In his interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, President Donald Trump dismissed the very idea that there was any tie between his pre
ABC Cancels “Last Man Standing” Because of Tim Allen’s Conservative Views-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: ABC has canceled Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” because of the show’s conservative leanings and Allen̵
Trump Supporters Beat Muslim Man for Raping 13-Year-Old Girl-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Donald Trump supporters in Ohio beat a Muslim man who raped a 13-year-old girl, and a photo of the man’s injuries went viral in May 2017. The Trut
Why did President Donald Trump fire FBI Director James Comey? The president and top administration officials have offered contradictory accounts in recent days: The official White House statement on May 9 said Trump “acted based on the clear rec
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | In Iowa, GOP's Blum off target on AHCA impact Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, faced a feisty crowd at a high school gymnasium in Debuque when voters in his district pressed him on his vote for the House Republican health
Critics say the order threatens to lead to a "haphazard patchwork of fixes" regarding how to deter online attacks.
Barack Obama Paid $3.2 Million to Deliver Speech in Milan-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: President Barack Obama was paid $3.2 million to deliver the keynote address on the impact of climate change on the world’s food supply at a the Food & C
Bill Clinton’s Love Child, Danney Williams, Found Dead-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A man named Danney Williams who’s rumored to be Bill Clinton’s love child was found dead under suspicious circumstances. The Truth: A self-described f
The Trump administration has offered some “nothing to see here” spin in response to the president’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. But President Donald Trump and White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have twis
Q: Did President Donald Trump tweet that he will deport American Indians to India? A: No. This claim comes from a satirical website. FULL QUESTION Is it true that Trump tweeted that he will deport Native Indians back to India? FULL ANSWER President
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Fact-check: AG Jeff Sessions claims district attorneys charge immigrants for lesser crimes Attorney General Jeff Sessions raised concerns to New York law enforcement officers over practices of some district atto
Democrats have stressed that the GOP’s American Health Care Act would increase health insurance premiums, while Republicans have said it would lower them, both citing the Congressional Budget Office. Which is it? A little of both. Rep. Steny Hoye
A man who squashed a lemon meringue pie into Qantas Airways chief executive Joyce’s face during a public address in Australia says he was protesting Joyce’s advocacy for same-sex marriage.
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Would the Republican health care bill take away anyone’s Medicaid? Soon after narrowly passing a major health care bill, Republican House members took to the airwaves to put a positive spin on a bill that critics s
No injuries are reported and no radiation was released from the cleanup site, says the Department of Energy.
Q: Was Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, charged with larceny and fraud? A: No. That false claim piggybacks on a fake news story that we already wrote about. FULL QUESTION Has Marian Robinson, Barack Obama’s mother-in-law, been charg
The Line: The Republican health care bill would throw 24 million people off the health insurance they have now. The Party: Democratic After the House passed a GOP health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, Democrats criticized the legislation
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and House Speaker Paul Ryan engaged in partisan spin in talking about the Republican health care bill. The American Health Care Act was passed by the House on May 4, and both Price and Ryan appeared on Sund
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman says he will re-introduce legislation to limit how much former presidents receive from the federal government.
Mike Pence: People with Pre-Existing Conditions Need Jesus Care-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Vice President Mike Pence said people with pre-existing conditions need more “Jesus Care” and hat health problems would “just go away”
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Raul Labrador's claim that no one dies from lack of health care access: Pants on Fire What Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, told a restive town hall audience in Lewiston, Idaho, was destined to go viral. And it
The latest fact-checking video by CNN’s Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org looks at President Donald Trump’s statement that he will “end up paying more than I pay right now” under his tax-cut proposal. There is no way to know with any preci
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Ivanka Trump's new book includes quote falsely (and frequently) attributed to John Quincy Adams Ivanka Trump’s new book Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success leans on a litany of inspirational quotes
Trump made two claims about the Paris Agreement, a global accord aimed at addressing climate change, that require context: Trump said that the U.S. “pays billions of dollars” for the Paris Agreement, but China, Russia and India have pai
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Trump’s false claim that 'Dems want billions to go to Insurance Companies to bail out donors' President Donald Trump has claimed the reason Democratic lawmakers support the Affordable Care Act is to reward their po
The Truth-o-Meter says: Full Flop | Did Paul Ryan flip-flop on how to pass a big health care bill? As legislation to dramatically overhaul the Affordable Care Act neared a vote in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, critics sai
Democrats and Republicans have made competing claims on whether the latest version of the GOP health care bill maintains protections for people with preexisting medical conditions. President Donald Trump has said, “Preexisting conditions are in t
Q: Did President Trump urge Jehovah’s Witnesses to seek asylum in the U.S. after the religious group was banned in Russia? A: No. A fake news story attributed that statement to Trump. FULL ANSWER The fake news story “Trump Warns Russia O