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Video: Durbin’s ‘History’ of Distortions

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper examines efforts by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue to discredit Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin’s account of President Trump using profanity to disparage African countries at an immigration meeting in the Oval Office.

Durbin’s ‘History’ of Misrepresentations

Two Republican senators suggest Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin’s account of President Trump using profanity to disparage African countries should not be believed because Durbin has a “history” of misrepresenting what was said at White House meetings. But they are not telling the whole story.

What Did Trump Say at Immigration Meeting?

What exactly did President Donald Trump say at a Jan. 11 White House meeting on immigration? Five members of Congress and the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security have made public statements about the meeting. Here’s what each of them has said so far.

2014 Campaign Whoppers

No shortage of tall tales in the midterm elections, from both parties.

Perdue Distorts Nunn Campaign Memo

Republican David Perdue says in a TV ad that Michelle Nunn, his opponent in the Georgia Senate race, “admits she’s too liberal” and that “her foundation gave money to organizations linked to terrorists.” Not exactly.

Kingston’s False ‘Amnesty’ Connection

In the Georgia Republican Senate runoff, Rep. Jack Kingston is falsely claiming that his opponent, David Perdue, “sat on a board promoting amnesty for illegal immigrants.”

Jack Kingston’s Summer Re-Run

Rep. Jack Kingston repackages several deceptive claims about his opponent’s business record in a new TV ad that has all the charm of a summer re-run.

Distorting Perdue’s Position on Taxes

An outside group is claiming that Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue called tax increases an “unavoidable reality,” but Perdue never made such a statement. Perdue remarked that he wants to increase revenues by growing the economy.

Childish Georgia Ads

TV ads in Georgia’s GOP Senate primary have taken a childish turn. Ads depicting his opponents as crying babies have helped businessman David Perdue take a lead in polls. Now Rep. Jack Kingston’s ad likens Perdue to an infant with a stinking diaper.