House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Attorney General Jeff Sessions “lied under oath” when he said he “did not have communications with the Russians” during the presidential campaign. She has called on him to resign. Session
Q: During President Trump’s address to Congress, did top Democrats remain seated during a standing ovation for a Navy SEAL’s widow? A: No. There were two ovations and video shows Democratic leaders stood for both. However, they did not rema
Sen. Claire McCaskill called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign for failing to disclose during his Senate confirmation hearing that as a senator he met twice with the Russian ambassador in 2016. As a point of contrast, McCaskill said, she had
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Claire McCaskill says she never met with Russian ambassador, past tweets say otherwise Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign over taking meetings with the Russian ambas
The scrutiny over Attorney General Jeff Sessions and whether he met with Russian officials has put a spotlight on a little-noticed corner of statecraft -- lawmakers’ meetings with foreign diplomats. Sessions testified at his confirmation hearings
Q: Is President Trump giving $612 to all working Americans and their families? A: No. That claim originated from a satirical website. FULL QUESTION Is it true that Trump is giving every man, woman and child that is working $612.00? FULL ANSWER The Wh
Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose that he met with the Russian ambassador twice in 2016, leading some rank-and-file Republicans in Congress to say Sessions should recuse himself from federal investigations into Russia’s possible int
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Taxes on wealthy pay for Obamacare? DNC's Perez overshoots The morning after President Donald Trump promised to "repeal and replace Obamacare," Democratic party chief Tom Perez took a dig at Republicans
A fake news web site put words in Trump strategist Stephen Bannon's mouth to the effect that he defended spousal abuse as an act of "love."
George Soros Arrested, Charged with Hate Crimes-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: George Soros has been arrested on charges of hate crimes against America, but the main stream media has refused to report on Soros’ arrest. The Truth: Claims that George
A gory-sounding protest against President Donald Trump is not a real social media trend.
On Feb. 22, websites favorable to President Donald Trump touted a poll result that showed wide support for one of the president’s highest-profile immigration policies -- cracking down on "sanctuary cities." "SHOCK POLL: 80% OF AMER
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will likely enforce federal marijuana prohibition, citing America’s opioid crisis as a reason to do so — a claim that is inconsistent with available scientific data.
Days after President Trump referenced a nonexistent instance of immigrant violence in Sweden, a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant district of Stockholm.
Q: Did President Trump sign an executive order allowing foreign nationals from various countries to enter the U.S. without a visa? A: No. That bogus claim was made in a series of articles published by fake news websites. FULL QUESTION Is it t
When it comes to immigration and national security, President Donald Trump often points to other countries as case studies of policies he believes work and don’t work. Who’s done a great job securing their borders? Israel, Trump says. Who&r
President Donald Trump said there has been a “tremendous” increase in autism in U.S. children. There has been a large increase in the reported cases of autism, but scientists don’t know if this is due to a broadening of the disord
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Sen. Bob Menendez says immigration raids 'not business as usual' Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez says recent sweeps by federal authorities of immigrants living in the country illegally are "striking fear"
A meme hinting at parallels between President Donald Trump and the Watergate scandal was based on a quote that does not appear to be real.
On 13 February 2017, Fox News published a story appearing to report that “Happy Days” actor Scott Baio announced he would boycott retail chain Nordstrom because he was unhappy with its decision to drop the clothing line of President Donald
On 15 February 2017, fast food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to serve as Labor Secretary for U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, amid growing bipartisan opposition: I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labo
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Benjamin Netanyahu largely correct on Iranian missiles with Hebrew-language threats Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of the danger to his country from Iranian ballistic missiles in his first joi
A spoof news site used singer Katy Perry’s 12 February 2017 appearance at the Grammy Awards as the basis for a satirical story holding that the singer had been taken into custody after making threatening remarks about President Trump: Katy Perry
On 13 February 2017, a number of news outlets and politicians were taken in by an unverified Twitter account bearing Gen. Michael Flynn’s name in the wake of his ouster as the Trump administration’s national security adviser. The tweets c
Gen. Michael Flynn has resigned from his post as White House national security adviser, after less than a month on the job. Flynn resigned after it came to light that he spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about U.S. sanctions on Russia &mdash
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller doubled down on President Trump’s unsupported claim that thousands of voters were bused in from Massachusetts to vote illegally in New Hampshire. Despite multiple prods from ABC “This Week
In late January 2017, President Donald Trump signed a controversial executive order restricting U.S. entry by foreign nationals from seven “countries of particular concern” for 90 days. Many critics of that executive order pointed out that no natio
Q: Did President Trump’s immigration executive order help capture a leader of ISIS? A: No. That claim was made in a fake news article. FULL QUESTION Was Rasheed Muhammad, a leader of the Islamic State terrorist organization (ISIS), arrested at
On 11 February 2017, Facebook user Richard DeAgazio shared two photographs he claimed depicted potentially sensitive matters of national security at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida: The Washington Post published an add
During the third and final presidential debate on 19 October 2016, Republican nominee Donald Trump remarked that President Barack Obama “has moved millions of people out … millions of people have been moved out of this country.” As of
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Border fence in Israel cut illegal immigration by 99 percent, GOP senator says Need an example of a border wall that works? Look to Israel, President Donald Trump has repeatedly said. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.,
“First of all, 72 individuals, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, have been implicated in terroristic activity in the United States who hail from those seven nations, point one.” — White House senior policy adviser S
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | White House senior adviser repeats baseless claim about busing illegal voters in New Hampshire President Donald Trump won the election but he lost New Hampshire, a fact he has tried to explain by arguing tha
In a pre-Super Bowl interview on Fox, President Donald Trump claimed sanctuary cities “breed crime.” But limited research on the effect of such policies has found no evidence that they lead to overall increases in crime rates. U.S. Immigrat
Coretta Scott King Thanked Jeff Sessions in 2000 Speech-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Coretta Scott King, the late wife of Martin Luther King Jr., thanked then-Senator Jeff Session during a speech for the 2000 dedication of the Rosa Parks Libr
Coretta Scott King, the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., became a focal point of American politics in February 2017 when Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama was nominated to serve as the Attorney General for the new Trump administration. During Sessions&
The Statue of Liberty Was Inspired by an Arab Woman or Muslim Woman-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi modeled the Statue of Liberty after a Muslim woman. The Truth: There are parallels between the Statut
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Sanders said Obama's SCOTUS nominees 'required' 60 votes, but it's more complicated Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said President Donald Trump’s nominees to the Supreme Court should follow the same confirmatio
Top Republicans on the House science committee claim a former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist “confirmed” that his NOAA colleagues “manipulated” climate data for a 2015 study. But that scientist denies that he accused
Q: Did Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch start a fascism club in high school? A: No. Gorsuch’s senior yearbook jokingly says that he was the founder and president of the “Fascism Forever Club” at Georgetown Preparatory School. F