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Trump Distorts Facts in Pennsylvania Rally

Trump Distorts Facts in Pennsylvania Rally

As the Department of Justice investigates his handling of highly classified documents, former President Donald Trump spoke for nearly two hours in a rally in Pennsylvania that was filled with false, exaggerated and misleading statements.

Trump’s Dubious ‘Standing Order’ to Declassify Documents

Trump’s Dubious ‘Standing Order’ to Declassify Documents

After the FBI seized boxes of U.S. documents from Mar-a-Lago — some of them labeled “top secret” — former President Donald Trump claimed he had a “standing order” that documents “taken to the residence were deemed to be declassified.” Numerous experts say that isn’t plausible.

Trump’s Unfounded Leak Claim

Trump’s Unfounded Leak Claim

President Donald Trump made the unfounded accusation that former FBI Director James Comey illegally “leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media.” His claim appears to have been based on a news story that makes no such determination.

Clinton’s Email Falsehood

Clinton’s Email Falsehood

Hillary Clinton wrongly claimed that FBI Director James Comey found her public statements about not sending or receiving classified email on her private server to be “truthful.”

Revisiting Clinton and Classified Information

Revisiting Clinton and Classified Information

On July 5, FBI Director James Comey said a “very small number” of emails sent and received by Hillary Clinton over her private server “bore markings indicating the presence of classified information.” We are now learning more about those emails.