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Videos: Clinton and Trump Fact-checks

CNN’s Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org offer two fact-checking videos this week covering claims made by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

This first video examines Trump’s false claim that John Podesta, Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman, “was quoted in WikiLeaks as saying, illegal immigrants could vote as long as they have their driver’s license.” The Podesta email in question says not one word about illegal immigrants. Nor does it say anything about encouraging voting fraud.

The second video explores Clinton’s claim that she opposed a 2008 Supreme Court decision striking the Washington, D.C., handgun ban, because the city was trying “to protect toddlers from guns.” Clinton, who made that statement during the third presidential debate, didn’t initially make that distinction when she said in 2015 that “the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment.” The core holding in the court’s landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller was that the city’s ban on possession of handguns violated the Second Amendment, which conferred on individuals a right to bear arms for self-defense.

For more on the claims in each video, read our articles “More Bogus Voter Fraud from Trump” and “FactChecking the Final Presidential Debate.” And check out our website for all of the previous videos from our collaboration with CNN’s “State of the Union.”