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Video: White House Talking Point on Russia

Video: White House Talking Point on Russia

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper reviews a recent statement made by Vice President Mike Pence about the 2016 presidential campaign.

Pence Repeats Debunked Russia Talking Point

Pence Repeats Debunked Russia Talking Point

Vice President Mike Pence falsely claimed that U.S. intelligence agencies came to the “universal conclusion” that Russia’s meddling had no impact on the election results.

Q&A on the Nunes Memo

Q&A on the Nunes Memo

Let’s go through what we know, and don’t know, about the memo, FBI actions and the relevance to the Russia investigation.

FactChecking Trump’s Criticism of the FBI

FactChecking Trump’s Criticism of the FBI

President Donald Trump claimed that Hillary Clinton “lied many times to the FBI and nothing happened to her.” In fact, the FBI director told Congress that there was “no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI.”

Michael Flynn’s Russia Timeline

Michael Flynn’s Russia Timeline

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI, the U.S. Special Counsel’s Office announced on Dec. 1. We outline some key events in the Russia investigation involving Flynn.

Was Papadopoulos a ‘Low-Level Volunteer’?

Was Papadopoulos a ‘Low-Level Volunteer’?

President Donald Trump described George Papadopoulos — a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign who has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents — as a “low-level volunteer.” He was, however, in contact with senior members of the Trump campaign about Russia.

Grounding the Latest Clinton Rumor

Grounding the Latest Clinton Rumor

Q: Did Hillary Clinton leave “the country as Mueller Indictment is announced”?

A: No. She was in the U.S. all weekend.

False Statements on Russia

False Statements on Russia

There have been several instances in which Trump administration and campaign officials have made public statements about issues concerning Russia that turned out not to be true.

Peddling Mueller Misinformation

Peddling Mueller Misinformation

Q: Has Robert Mueller resigned as the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election?

A: No. He is still in charge of that investigation and has no plans to leave.