President Donald Trump’s new executive order on foreign nationals entering the U.S. says “more than 300″ refugees in the United States “are currently the subjects of counterterrorism investigations.” But it is a statistic without any context.
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In this video, CNN’s Jake Tapper drills down on then-Sen. Jeff Sessions statement that he “did not have communications with the Russians” during the 2016 presidential campaign.
With no evidence, President Donald Trump called it a “fact” that “President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!” He compared the alleged surveillance to the criminal acts of “Nixon/Watergate.”
Sen. Claire McCaskill called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign for failing to disclose during his confirmation hearing that as a senator he met twice with the Russian ambassador in 2016. She then wrongly said she had “no call from, or meeting with, the Russian ambassador. Ever.”
President Donald Trump made a triumphant return to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, where he made a lot of the same false and misleading claims we’ve been fact-checking for months.
Stephen Miller, a senior White House policy adviser, claimed that 72 people from the seven countries covered by President Trump’s 90-day travel ban “have been implicated in terroristic activity in the United States” since the 9/11 attacks. That’s a gross exaggeration.