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Spinning Clinton’s Emails (Again)

Rep. Xavier Becerra claimed that FBI Director James Comey testified that Hillary Clinton “had no knowledge” of sending and receiving classified emails on her private server as secretary of state. That’s not what Comey said.

Video: Clinton on Comey Comments

This week, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at Hillary Clinton’s claim that FBI Director James Comey said her public statements about her handling of classified emails were “truthful.”

Police Shootings Not at a Record Level

Donald Trump wrongly said that “they’re shooting our police at record levels.” The record for police firearm deaths, and deaths of officers overall, in recent decades was set in the 1970s.

Trump’s Revised 9/11 Claim

Donald Trump said that a reporter was “trying to change his story” after writing an article that Trump said supported the discredited claim that Trump watched “thousands and thousands” of people in New Jersey celebrate the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Groundhog Friday

This week’s wrap-up of repeated claims includes several we heard during the parties’ national conventions.

Kaine vs. Pence on Unemployment

Donald Trump ignores prevailing economic trends when he notes that when Tim Kaine was governor of Virginia “unemployment doubled” while under Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana has seen “great job growth.”

False GOP Theme: ‘Unvetted’ Refugees

A common Republican falsehood — a claim that Syrian refugees being admitted to the U.S. are “unvetted” — is beginning to infect campaign TV ads. All refugees seeking to enter the U.S. go through a screening process, with special measures for those from Syria.

Trump’s Faulty ‘Rigged’ Reasoning

Donald Trump said he’s worried about a “rigged” general election, citing “precincts where there were practically nobody voting for the Republican” in 2012. Voting experts said such outcomes in certain urban districts were entirely plausible given the demographics.

Trump Misfires on Debate Claim

Donald Trump made the baseless accusation that the Hillary Clinton campaign was plotting to schedule two of three presidential debates on nights with NFL football games. The dates were set by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates last September.