Fact Check

  • impeachment Jan 25

    FACT CHECK: Trump’s Impeachment Defense and the Facts

    President Donald Trump’s lawyers have opened his Senate impeachment defense, and an AP Fact Check is examining statements from his team

  • impeachment Dec 18, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump’s Impeachment Letter to Pelosi, Annotated

    On the eve of a House vote on two articles of impeachment, President Donald Trump sent a six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, claiming the impeachment “represents an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power.” FactCheck.org annotated the Dec. 17 letter, providing brief summaries and links to more information for statements that we have fact-checked before.

  • Fact Check Dec 14, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump’s Impeachment Rage, Bloomberg on Coal

    As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call at the heart of the constitutional showdown. Trump also branded Democrats crazy for wanting to impeach him after all the…

  • Fact Check Dec 7, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump and the People He Forgets He Knew

    When certain associates and acquaintances of President Donald Trump get into hot water, he forgets he ever knew them. Various figures from the Russia investigation and the Ukraine matter as well as a British prince have fallen out of familiarity with the president in this way. For a few days, the stock market suffered a similar fate when it dipped…

  • Mar 25, 2019

    Fact Check: Mueller Probe Doesn’t Totally Exonerate Trump

    President Donald Trump on Sunday celebrated a “total exoneration” that special counsel Robert Mueller explicitly did not provide in his report on the Russia investigation. Attorney General William Barr quotes Mueller saying his report “does not exonerate” Trump.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Trump Calls Mueller Probe ‘an Illegal Takedown That Failed’

    President Donald Trump called special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation ‘an illegal takedown that failed’ on Sunday

  • Jan 9, 2019

    Fact-Checking the Democratic Response: A Look at the Claims of Pelosi and Schumer

    The two leading Democrats in Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, gave their party’s official response to President Donald Trump’s prime-time address on Tuesday night. Here is the NBC News fact-check of their remarks. CLAIM 1: DEMOCRATS WANT TO RE-OPEN GOVERNMENT Pelosi: “On the very first day of this Congress, House Democrats passed Senate Republican...

  • Nov 9, 2018

    Fact Check: The President’s Tax Returns

    After Democrats gained control of the House in the midterm elections, President Donald Trump repeated his long-running statement that he wouldn’t release his tax returns because they were under audit, making false claims in the process.

  • Jan 12, 2018

    Fact Check: The DACA Population Numbers

    President Donald Trump said he has “heard” varying numbers on the DACA population — from 650,000 to 3 million. In fact, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said there were 689,800 active DACA recipients as of Sept. 4, 2017.

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