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 downplayed talk about a meeting Trump campaign officials held with a Russian lawyer in hopes of receiving damaging information on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign. "Most people would have taken that meet
A video of the president picking up and returning a hat was reversed to make it appear as though he had pulled it off a Marine and then tossed it.
When Donald Trump Jr. revealed this week that he had met with a Russian lawyer in the summer of 2016, it was the latest revelation in the continuing story about alleged ties between the Trump camp and Russia, and Russian influence on the 2
An in-depth analysis of the false allegations and misleading claims made against the 45th President since his inauguration.
The White House has been grappling with recent revelations that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer thought to have sensitive information from the Russian government that would assist then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. In its defense, the
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Did John Podesta deny CIA and FBI access to DNC server, as Donald Trump claims? In the midst of talks on the global economy, climate change and immigration at the Group of 20 summit in Germany, President Donald Trump
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 United States president has offered to help the terminally ill boy, but there is no evidence he made this specific gesture.
A photograph purportedly showing the Russian president surrounded by political counterparts is not real.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Is Donald Trump responsible for rising health insurance premiums, as Chris Murphy said? Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., blamed President Donald Trump for insurance rate hikes through the administration’s att
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Donald Trump says Barack Obama 'did nothing' about Russia prior to Election Day President Donald Trump on an overseas trip criticized former President Barack Obama, saying he "did nothing" about Russ
The President's idea was criticized by members of both parties, before he later suggested it was a nonstarter.
The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections widened the scope of the probe — including whether President Trump obstructed justice when firing James B. Comey as FBI director. Now, with every new d
Vermont House Rep. Don Turner confirmed he was the source for allegations by President Donald Trump's state campaign chair.
A short video clip cuts off before Agata Kornhauser-Duda did, indeed, greet the United States president.
Q: Is the Federal Reserve putting former President Barack Obama on the $1 bill? A: No. That claim comes from a recycled fake news story. FULL QUESTION Is the Federal Reserve really considering putting Obama on the $1 bill in 2017? I thought persons
It has been quite a year for fact checking so far. Fact Checker reached record traffic, and we have been busy keeping up with the new president’s false and misleading claims. Now that we are halfway through 2017, we wanted to take a
On the eve of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump made some questionable claims about the U.S. intelligence community’s finding that Russia hacked into U.S. political organizations to interfere in the 2
As we announced late last year, FactCheck.org is partnering with Facebook on an initiative that allows the social network’s users to report news that they suspect is fake. The announcement came after concerns about the proliferation of fake stori
As part of our efforts to combat fake news, we’ve compiled a list of websites that we know have carried fake or satirical articles. We hope it will serve as a reference for readers who may come across unfamiliar websites. This is not an exhaustiv
President Donald Trump, speaking in Poland July 6, downplayed the strength of the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia meddled in the election to his benefit. He justified his doubt by noting that the New York Times and the Associated
Malia Obama Fired from Internship at Spanish Embassy-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Obama’s daughter, Malia Obama, was fired from a cushy internship at the U.S. Embassy in Spain. The Truth: Malia Obama interned at the U.S. Embassy in Spa
Rumors that the astronaut had to restrain himself from hitting the President of the United States were greatly exaggerated.
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
The President was addressing a supportive crowd in Warsaw, Poland ahead of a meeting with Vladimir Putin.
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
Summer is upon us, and for some readers, the temperature is rising. Here’s a rundown of recent reader emails bearing complaints, comments and a few compliments. *** One Indiana resident wrote to say that our Promise Kept rating for President Dona
Q: Did White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer say President Donald Trump has the “legal ability and right to cancel and disband” the Supreme Court? A: No. That’s a made-up quote from a satirical story. FULL ANSWER Facebook users
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
The video clip came from one of the President's 2007 cameo appearances at a WWE wrestling event.
Q: Did the Supreme Court rule that immigrants living in the U.S. illegally can’t sue anyone if they feel they’ve been mistreated? A: No. That claim was made in a bogus story published on satirical and fake news websites. FULL ANSWER The
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Trump falsely claims his administration has deported half of MS-13 gang members President Donald Trump recently claimed that in the five months he’s been in office, his administration has deported about half of
In this week’s video with FactCheck.org, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at how members of both parties are spinning the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate of how many people will be insured under the Senate health care bill. The CBO projects that th
Over the past week, the Senate’s attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act, a signature campaign promise of President Donald Trump, has dominated the news. But of the 50 statements Trump has tweeted and retweeted as of Friday morning, only nine&
President Donald Trump is once again grossly exaggerating the success of his efforts to deport members of the MS-13, a gang founded by El Salvadoran immigrants. This time he claims that his administration has removed “pretty much” half of the gang
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
Q: Did President Donald Trump sign an executive order that prevents immigrants living in the U.S. without legal permission from receiving welfare? A: No. Some bogus websites have twisted the facts about a draft executive order that Trump has not sign
Bernie Sanders Under FBI Investigation for Bank Fraud-Reported as Truth! & Disputed! Summary of eRumor: Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, are under FBI investigation. It’s been reported that Jane falsified bank documents in a land acquisiti
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