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Ginsburg Was Confirmed Years Before the 1996 Election

Ginsburg Was Confirmed Years Before the 1996 Election

Facebook posts falsely claim that the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was “nominated and confirmed 43 days before an election.” She was nominated and confirmed more than three years before the next presidential election.

Ford Did Not Recant Accusations Against Kavanaugh

Ford Did Not Recant Accusations Against Kavanaugh

Q: Did Christine Blasey Ford recant her accusations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh?

A: No. Comments by President Trump may have left that impression. But he was referring to a little-known case that had nothing to do with Ford.

Video: FactChecking Trump’s Wisconsin Rally

Video: FactChecking Trump’s Wisconsin Rally

In this week’s fact-check video, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at seven false or misleading claims President Donald Trump made at a recent campaign rally in Wisconsin.

Collins’ Misleading Use of Court Statistic

Collins’ Misleading Use of Court Statistic

In announcing she would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Susan Collins said Judges Kavanaugh and Merrick Garland “voted the same way in 93 percent of cases they heard together” on the federal appeals court in the District of Columbia. This is evidence, she said, that Kavanaugh is “more of a centrist” than his critics say.  

Video: FactChecking Trump on Ford’s Testimony

Video: FactChecking Trump on Ford’s Testimony

In this week’s video, CNN’s Jake Tapper reviews the multiple false statements that President Donald Trump made about Christine Blasey Ford’s sworn testimony at Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. 

Trump Repeatedly Wrong on Ford’s Testimony

Trump Repeatedly Wrong on Ford’s Testimony

Speaking to supporters in Mississippi, President Donald Trump made a series of false statements about Christine Blasey Ford’s sworn testimony about an alleged sexual assault.

False Tale of Vandalism at Kavanaugh Home

False Tale of Vandalism at Kavanaugh Home

Q: Was Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s home vandalized by “over 200 protesters”?

A: No. The vandalized home in the photo is actually a house in Ontario, Canada.

Trump’s Spin on Kavanaugh and FBI

Trump’s Spin on Kavanaugh and FBI

In his press conference at the United Nations, President Donald Trump defended his decision not to ask the FBI to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But his reasons for his decision did not square with the facts.

Graham Goes Too Far in Kavanaugh’s Defense

Graham Goes Too Far in Kavanaugh’s Defense

Sen. Lindsey Graham went beyond what is publicly known about an accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was involved in a sexual assault as a teenager, saying “everybody named in regard to being there said it didn’t happen.”