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Russia’s Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Q: Did President Trump urge Jehovah’s Witnesses to seek asylum in the U.S. after the religious group was banned in Russia?

A: No. A fake news story attributed that statement to Trump.

Trump’s 100-Day Boasts

President Donald Trump did a flurry of TV interviews and held a campaign-style rally to mark his first 100 days, and he left a trail of false, misleading and sometimes puzzling statements in his wake.

100 Days of Whoppers

Donald Trump, the candidate we dubbed the ‘King of Whoppers’ in 2015, has held true to form as president.

Misrepresenting Stone’s Prescience

Rep. Adam Schiff laid out a series of “coincidences” to build a circumstantial case that President Trump’s campaign associates may have colluded with the Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign. But one of his “coincidences” is not an established fact.

Spinning the Intel Hearing

The White House posted a series of misleading tweets on the investigation into Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 campaign.

Maxine Waters on Alleged ‘Sex Actions’

Rep. Maxine Waters suggested without evidence that unsubstantiated allegations of “sex actions” made in a dossier against President Donald Trump are “absolutely true.”

Video: Sessions and the Russian Ambassador

In this video, CNN’s Jake Tapper drills down on then-Sen. Jeff Sessions statement that he “did not have communications with the Russians” during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Examining Trump’s Wiretap Claim

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.”

Did Sessions ‘Lie’?

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.”

McCaskill’s Russian Flub

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.”