White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer incorrectly claimed that in contrast to the Guantanamo Bay detainees transferred or released by the Obama administration, “under the Bush administration, most of those were court ordered.”
President Donald Trump wrongly tweeted that “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield.” Actually, it’s only nine of the 122 former detainees. The rest were released by President Bush.
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.”
A number of President Trump’s cabinet members have said that scientists cannot precisely measure climate change nor the impact of human activity on climate change. That’s not accurate.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Attorney General Jeff Sessions “lied under oath” about his contacts with Russians during the presidential campaign. Sessions says that, in context, his comments were “honest and correct as I understood it at the time.”
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.