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Republicans’ Shaky, No Evidence Attempt to Cast Blame on Pelosi for Jan. 6

Republicans’ Shaky, No Evidence Attempt to Cast Blame on Pelosi for Jan. 6

House Republicans have sought to change the narrative on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump protesters, claiming that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “ultimately responsible for the breakdown of security at the Capitol.” But their arguments overstate the role of the House speaker in overseeing the security of the Capitol and rely on speculation.

Facts on the House Gun Bills

Facts on the House Gun Bills

We explain what two House bills on firearm background checks would do, and some of the spin coming from both sides.

Unpacking WHO’s Asymptomatic COVID-19 Transmission Comments

Unpacking WHO’s Asymptomatic COVID-19 Transmission Comments

At a June 8 press conference, a World Health Organization scientist confusingly suggested that asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus is “very rare” — a statement that many scientists found problematic, and which some politicians and those on social media seized upon as evidence that certain public health measures were not necessary.

Video: Jordan’s GOP Talking Points

Video: Jordan’s GOP Talking Points

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper discusses some popular GOP talking points regarding the impeachment inquiry, and what they leave out or get wrong.

Republicans Cherry-Pick Facts on Impeachment

Republicans Cherry-Pick Facts on Impeachment

As the House Judiciary Committee began public hearings on whether to draft and approve articles of impeachment, Republicans presented a set of facts that they claimed cleared President Donald Trump of any wrongdoing, providing an incomplete picture on what congressional testimony has revealed.

Video: False Whistleblower Rule Claim

Video: False Whistleblower Rule Claim

In this fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper scrutinizes a false claim — made by President Donald Trump and Rep. Jim Jordan — that rules were recently changed to allow an intelligence community whistleblower to file the Aug. 12 complaint.

No Hearsay Rule Change for Whistleblowers

No Hearsay Rule Change for Whistleblowers

President Donald Trump and some of his defenders have advanced a bogus theory that whistleblower rules were changed to allow a complaint alleging misconduct by the president to be forwarded to Congress based only on secondhand information.

Benghazi Hearing: What’s New?

Benghazi Hearing: What’s New?

Republican and Democratic members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi disagree on whether Hillary Clinton’s Oct. 22 testimony produced any new information.