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Video: False Florida Recount Claims

CNN’s Jake Tapper examines bogus claims about voter fraud in this week’s fact-checking video in collaboration with FactCheck.org.

FBI Didn’t Reach Conclusion on Kavanaugh Accusations

Q: Did the FBI issue a report that “confirms” that “none” of Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers’ stories were true?

A: No. Contrary to false social media claims, the bureau did not reach any conclusion in its background investigation.

Fake Kurt Cobain Quote about Trump

Q: Did Kurt Cobain predict a Donald Trump presidency more than 20 years ago?

A: No. There is no evidence he did, and Cobain’s former manager labeled the quote a fake.

Job Openings Bunk

The Republican National Committee and others have taken to claiming that the number of job openings exceeds the number of job seekers for the first time “in history,” a sweeping claim that is without factual support, and likely false.

FBI Didn’t Clear Michael Flynn

Q: Was former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn recently cleared by the FBI in the Russia probe?  

A: No. A website makes that claim based on an outdated news story that was published prior to Flynn pleading guilty to making false statements to FBI agents about his conversations with a top Russian official.

Misleading Meme Pits Acosta Against ‘Neo Nazi’

Q: Did a “neo Nazi” leader get a meeting at the White House while CNN’s Jim Acosta was banned?

A: No. Patrick Casey, head of Identity Evropa, went on a publicly available tour of the White House and posted pictures of it on Twitter.

Sayoc Pictured with Soccer Teammate, Not Democratic Donor

Q: Was Cesar Sayoc, the man suspected of sending pipe bombs to high-profile liberals, photographed with “a Billionaire Democrat donor”?

A: No. The man in the photo with Sayoc is a retired soccer coach and his former teammate who has no record of any campaign donations.

Democratic Closing Ads: Health Care and Taxes

In the past week, many Democratic ads across the country have focused on health care and taxes, campaign-long themes for the party’s candidates. Some of the ads have used familiar, and misleading, talking points.

Video: Trump’s ‘Form of Telling the Truth’

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at President Donald Trump’s claim that social media is “my form of telling the truth.” As Tapper points out, “social media is where President Trump tells some of his biggest whoppers.”