Trump Lies

Eric Trump Gets “Four Pinocchios” Rating For His Post Claiming Border Wall Costs Less Than Obamacare Site

The Washington Post reports: “President Trump’s wall costs less than the Obamacare website. Let that sink in, America.” — Quote attributed to comedian Tim Allen in an Instagram post by Eric Trump. Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons, has quite a following on social media, so his posts attract a lot of attention. But there are two big problems. …

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Kellyanne Conway: We Won’t Let Socialists Use Mass Shootings As An Excuse To Confiscate Guns [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said that the Trump administration won’t let “a bunch of liberals and socialists” use mass shootings carried out by “bad actors who should not have firearms in the first place” to take people’s guns from them. Bill Hemmer — filling in for Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday — brought up how Trump …

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Trump: Brett Kavanaugh Should Sue For “Liable”

The Hill reports: President Trump in an early morning tweet on Sunday said “Radical left Democrats” and the “LameStream Media” want to scare Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh into “turning Liberal.” The president’s tweet came after The New York Times reported that a male former classmate said he witnessed Kavanaugh expose himself and press his genitals against a woman without …

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Holder: Trump Could Face Trial After Leaving Office

Axios reports: Former Attorney General Eric Holder told CNN Saturday that President Trump could face prosecution once he leaves office for allegedly breaking campaign finance laws. But he warned there’s a “potential cost to the nation by putting on trial a former president.” Holder told CNN political commentator David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama, that there was …

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Weakening Iran Sanctions Was Last Straw For Bolton

Axios reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton resigned the day after a Monday discussion about Iran policy in which President Trump raised the possibility of relieving some sanctions, a person close to Bolton tells Axios. What happened: Bolton did not favor giving the Iranians relief and believed the maximum pressure campaign was working, the person, who spoke on condition …

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Trump Insider Hired To Lobby For Kremlin Bank

Mother Jones reports: With Congress mulling legislation to slap new sanctions on Russia for its attack on the 2016 American election, an important Russian bank connected to Vladimir Putin’s government has turned for help to a well-positioned lobbyist in Washington: a Trump insider and former Republican House member named John Sweeney. In August Sweeney signed a whopping contract to lobby …

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1000+ Bots Pushed Pro-Trump Tweets During Debate

Via press release: More than 1,000 accounts with suspicious, bot-like characteristics helped push quote tweets, a tweet that is retweeted but additional text is added, from Donald Trump campaign accounts during the third primary debate, according to an analysis by social media intelligence company Storyful. Those tweets accounted for the top 3 most-shared links on social media during the debate. …

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Appeals Court Revives Emoluments Suit Against Trump

Law & Crime reports: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday brought back to life an emoluments-related lawsuit against President Donald Trump. The lawsuit filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) had previously been dismissed for lack of standing. The lawsuit is revived at a time when “potential violations of the Foreign and …

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Trump: I’m Too Successful To Ever Be Impeached

The Hill reports: President Trump accused House Democrats of a “sad” effort to impeach him in a series of tweets Friday, suggesting they would be remiss to do to so because of the low unemployment numbers and other purported successes. Trump’s tweets came one day after the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to expand its powers to investigate …

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DOJ Recommends Criminal Charges For Andrew McCabe

The Associated Press reports: Federal prosecutors have recommended bringing criminal charges against Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI and a frequent target of criticism by President Donald Trump, a person familiar with the decision said Thursday. McCabe was fired from the FBI just before his retirement in March 2018 after the Justice Department’s internal watchdog concluded that …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Panel Debates Impeachment Rules

The Associated Press reports: The House Judiciary Committee will vote Thursday to establish rules for hearings on impeachment, escalating the panel’s investigations of President Donald Trump even as many Democrats remain wary of the effort. The resolution is a technical step, and the panel would still have to introduce impeachment articles against Trump and win approval from the House to …

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Cohen Signs Deal To Narc On Trump Organization

NBC News reports: The former personal attorney for President Donald Trump has entered into an agreement with New York City prosecutors to provide information about the president’s business operation, a source familiar with the situation told NBC News Wednesday. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is investigating the possibility that the Trump Organization falsified business records, the source said. Representatives from …

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Rudy Giuliani Marks 9/11 With Anti-Antifa Clip [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani marked the 9/11 anniversary on Wednesday by tweeting out an ad with a depiction of Antifa protesters charging at police. The short video follows a white male police officer in riot gear through apparent flashbacks: Viewers see that he was once a military man, a high-school football player, and, …

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No More Daily WH Press Briefings: That Reporters Can “No Longer Grandstand On TV Is Of No Concern To Us”

ABC News reports: Wednesday marks six months since a White House press secretary last came to the podium in the briefing room to field questions from reporters in a traditional format and the Trump administration has no plans to resume the daily and sometimes combative encounters with the White House press corps. “President Trump communicates directly with the American people …

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Trump Attacks Bolton, Denies He Resigned [VIDEO]

Axios reports: President Trump addressed the reasons behind John Bolton’s removal as national security adviser on Wednesday, telling reporters that Bolton “made some very big mistakes” and was “not getting along with people in the administration.” The tumultuous working relationship between Trump and his ultra-hawkish adviser ended suddenly on Tuesday. Trump tweeted that he’d fired Bolton, who then claimed to …

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Pence Spent $600,000 Just On Ireland Ground Travel

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to President Trump’s Doonbeg, Ireland resort cost taxpayers nearly $600,000 in ground transportation fees, according to State Department receipts. The receipts, first noticed by the left-leaning watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, totaled over $599,000 along with Pence’s stay, which required him to bounce back-and-forth between Doonbeg and Dublin for his …

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WH Ordered Wilbur Ross To Force NOAA Statement

The New York Times reports: The White House was directly involved in pressing a federal scientific agency to repudiate the weather forecasters who contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian would probably strike Alabama, according to several people familiar with the events. Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, to have the …

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Trump Takes Credit For GOP Victory In North Carolina House Race That Was Forced By GOP Election Fraud

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is taking credit for turning around a faltering Republican congressional candidate and hoisting him to victory in a North Carolina special election. Trump wrote on Twitter late Tuesday that Dan Bishop was down by 17 points three weeks ago, but after the 9th Congressional District candidate asked Trump for help, “we changed his …

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Bolton Hits Back: You Didn’t Fire Me, I Offered To Quit

Newsweek reports: National Security Adviser John Bolton insists he resigned from his position at the White House, despite a tweet from President Donald Trump implying Bolton had been let go from the Trump administration. It is unclear whether Bolton got to talk to Trump before his termination decision was made. Trump broke the news by tweeting, “I informed John Bolton …

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Trump Had Deal With Scottish Airport Near His Resort

The New York Times reports: Back in 2014, soon after acquiring a golf resort in Scotland, Donald J. Trump entered a partnership with a struggling local airport there to increase air traffic and boost tourism in the region. The next year, as Mr. Trump began running for president, the Pentagon decided to ramp up its use of that same airport …

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