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Gowdy Didn’t Author Viral Conspiracy Theory

Gowdy Didn’t Author Viral Conspiracy Theory

A viral Facebook post, spreading a political conspiracy theory about COVID-19, is wrongly attributed to former Rep. Trey Gowdy. Gowdy confirmed to us that he did not write the post in question.

Trey Gowdy Not Given Highest Security Clearance

Trey Gowdy Not Given Highest Security Clearance

Q: Did President Trump sign an executive order giving Rep. Trey Gowdy the “highest level of security clearance”?
A: No. That is a months-old fictitious claim that continues to circulate online.

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.

Trey Gowdy Didn’t End Russia Probe

Trey Gowdy Didn’t End Russia Probe

Q: Did Rep. Trey Gowdy end the Russia investigation?

A: No. That claim was made in a headline that wasn’t supported by its story.

Partisan Spin on Benghazi

Partisan Spin on Benghazi

The Republican chairman and ranking Democrat on the House Benghazi committee each distorted the facts during TV appearances to discuss the committee’s work.