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Pelosi’s Impeachment Pens Aren’t 18-Karat Gold

Pelosi’s Impeachment Pens Aren’t 18-Karat Gold

Claims spreading online say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used expensive pens, or ones made of gold, to sign the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Actually, the pens, which are made mostly of brass, have a suggested retail value of about $20.

Misleading Posts Target Nine Republicans on Impeachment

Misleading Posts Target Nine Republicans on Impeachment

Posts circulating amid the Senate impeachment trial misleadingly accuse nine Republican senators of having “joined Democrats on impeachment.” The claim originated in October as a list of senators who had not yet co-sponsored an impeachment-related resolution — but six of them did sign on to that measure.

False Claim Ukraine Got Aid ‘Before Schedule’

False Claim Ukraine Got Aid ‘Before Schedule’

President Donald Trump, who last year froze hundreds of millions of dollars in security aid for Ukraine, claimed “they got all” of it “long before schedule.” That’s false. Congress had to grant an extension to ensure the government could spend all of that aid for Ukraine.

Impeachment-Social Security Hoax Resurfaces in Video

Impeachment-Social Security Hoax Resurfaces in Video

A viral YouTube video rehashed, and added to, a debunked hoax about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi taking money from Social Security to pay for the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. The claim originated on a self-described satirical website. 

False Story Furthers Claim About Dem Defectors

False Story Furthers Claim About Dem Defectors

A made-up story that claims four Democratic senators are switching their party affiliation because of the impeachment is circulating on Facebook. But the story originated on a site that describes its content as satire.

Facebook Posts Mislead on Bloomberg Donation

Facebook Posts Mislead on Bloomberg Donation

Misleading Facebook posts accuse former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg of “bribing” House Democrats by offering a donation “if they vote to impeach” President Donald Trump. In fact, Bloomberg is a major Democratic donor who has given to this committee before.

Video: Hearst on Trump’s Letter to Pelosi

Video: Hearst on Trump’s Letter to Pelosi

Hearst TV’s WCVB 5, in Boston, aired a segment on our annotation of President Donald Trump’s Dec. 17 letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the impeachment vote.

Headline Inflates Impeachment Impact on Dems

Headline Inflates Impeachment Impact on Dems

A bogus headline claims that a “second Democrat” has left the party “in 24 hours” because of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. But one of them is a state senator who left the party a month ago and his decision had nothing to do with the impeachment.

Trump’s Letter to Pelosi, Annotated

Trump’s Letter to Pelosi, Annotated

We annotated President Donald Trump’s Dec. 17 letter to House Speaker Pelosi, providing brief summaries and links to more information for statements by the president that we have fact-checked before.