Trump Lies

White House Admits Trump Team Was Told Michael Flynn Needed To Register As Foreign Agent For Turkey

NBC News reports: The White House has confirmed the president’s transition team was informed before Inauguration Day that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn might need to register as a foreign agent with the Justice Department. That’s according to a White House official and a person with direct knowledge of discussions between transition lawyers and Flynn representatives. The White House …

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Trump Celebrates Drudge Item On Jobs Report (Which Trump Previously Claimed Is A “Totally Phony Hoax”)

The Washington Post reports: America is great again. Why? Because, in Donald Trump’s first full month as president, the economy added 235,000 jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Boom. And so the Drudge Report went ahead and declared Trump’s hat’s mission accomplished. Trump retweeted Drudge’s enthusiasm. It’s worth pointing out, though, that the 235,000 jobs added — a …

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REPORT: Trump Made His Wiretapping Claim After An Aide Slipped Breitbart’s Story Into His Reading Pile

The Associated Press reports: Last Thursday, as questions swirled around contacts between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russian ambassador, a Reddit user posted a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin and New York Sen. Charles Schumer from a 2003 photo op. Two hours later, the blog The Gateway Pundit reprinted the photo with the headline “Where’s the Outrage?” The …

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Former Trump Adviser Carter Page Claims His Phone Was Probably Tapped Over Visits To Trump Tower

The Guardian reports: A former foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump has written to congressional investigators claiming, without evidence, that his mobile phone may have been tapped last year. Carter Page, a businessman, suggests this would support the view that the Trump campaign headquarters at Trump Tower in New York was under surveillance, since he works nearby and was a …

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Sean Spicer Gets Testy When Asked About Nigel Farage Meeting Julian Assange: “I Don’t Keep His Schedule”

Mediaite reports: Press Secretary Sean Spicer had a flummoxed moment on Thursday when he was asked about today’s news that Trump ally Nigel Farage went to the embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lives. “I have my own concerns here keeping track of what everyone is doing. I generally don’t worry about what’s going on across the pond,” Spicer said. …

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Trump Reveals Plan For Trumpcare: Allow Obamacare To Implode And Then Let Democrats Take The Blame

CNN reports: In an Oval Office meeting featuring several leaders of conservative groups already lining up against the House Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Donald Trump revealed his plan in the event the GOP effort fails: Allow Obamcare to fail and let Democrats take the blame, sources at the gathering told CNN. During the hour-long meeting, sources …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Remember a few months ago when these things were deadly dull? Via CNBC: White House press secretary Sean Spicer holds his daily briefing on Wednesday afternoon. He will likely face more questions about the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and President Donald Trump’s unfounded accusation that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower before the 2016 election.

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POLL: Slim Majority Want AG Jeff Sessions To Resign For “Lying Under Oath” About Secret Russia Meetings

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: American voters say 52 – 40 percent that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearings and say 51 – 42 percent that he should resign, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Voters disapprove 54 – 32 percent of the way President Donald Trump is handling U.S. policy …

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Sean Spicer: Trump Won’t Withdraw His Baseless Wiretapping Claims “Until It’s Adjudicated” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said that President Trump won’t withdraw his claim that former President Obama wiretapped him during the 2016 election. “Why would he withdraw it until it’s adjudicated?” Spicer asked. Spicer wouldn’t comment further during Tuesday’s briefing about whether there is evidence to support Trump’s accusation and said that the House …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

White House press secretary Sean Spicer vanished from public view more than a week ago and has only held off-camera (and combative) briefings with the press. Today he returns to the podium where he will surely face grilling about Trump’s insane wiretapping claims, Trumpcare, and the new Muslim travel ban. Watch below.

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Today’s Ridiculous Lie From Hair Furor

The New York Daily News reports: Blaming Obama and tweeting false facts — it’s Tuesday morning on Twitter with President Trump. Trump in a tweet inaccurately blamed former President Obama for releasing “122 vicious prisoners” from Guantanamo Bay — something the previous President did not even come close to doing. In fact, U.S. intelligence data shows it is former President …

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Trump To Fawning Fox Hosts: There’s No Method To My Tweeting, I Do It To Go Around The Other Guys [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said Monday that there is “no method” to the way in which he uses Twitter, his preferred social media platform with which he often seeks to end-around the media by communicating directly to his millions of followers. “No method, really. It’s just — it’s not venting either,” Trump said when asked about his Twitter habits …

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REPORT: Sean Spicer Pressured Top Officials To Discredit New York Times Story On Russia And Trump

Axios reports: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer personally picked up the phone and connected outside officials with reporters to try to discredit a New York Times article about Trump campaign aides’ contact with Russia, then remained on the line for the brief conversations, Axios has learned. Ten key points: Why it matters: The new details show how determined the …

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White House Staffers Forced To Show Phones To Sean Spicer To Prove They Aren’t Sources Of Leaks

Politico reports: Press secretary Sean Spicer is cracking down on leaks coming out of the West Wing, with increased security measures that include random phone checks of White House staffers, overseen by White House attorneys. The push to snuff out leaks to the press comes after a week in which President Donald Trump strongly criticized the media for using unnamed …

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Your Daily “Fake News” Meltdown From Hair Furor

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday claimed that reports about Russia are “fake news” pushed by the Democrats and the media. “Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!” the president tweeted. The New York Times reported earlier this …

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Executive Editor Of “Failing” New York Times: Trump’s Attacks On Us “Wildly Boost Subscriptions” [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: With President Donald Trump continuing his attacks on the New York Times this morning by once again labeling the paper as “failing,” NYT executive editor Dean Baquet appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss the president’s relationship with his publication, the press in general, and how Trump has actually been a boon for the Gray Lady. After host …

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House Intelligence Committee Chair Rejects Special Prosecutor Calls: It’s Like McCarthyism Revisited

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, rejected calls from his fellow Republican for a special prosecutor to investigate purported ties between Russia and members of President Trump’s administration and campaign. Earlier Saturday, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista (San Diego County), the former House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair, …

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Trump Chickens Out Of White House Press Dinner

The Liar In Chief this afternoon declared that he will not attend the annual White House Correspondents Dinner rather than face the humiliation of a half-empty room and withering criticism from the stage. Yesterday Bloomberg announced the cancellation of their popular after-party after Trump told the CPAC audience that he plans to “do something” about the press. The WH Correspondents …

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Fox Host Shep Smith Again Trashes Trump’s Attack On Free Press: CNN’s Reporting Is Not Fake News [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Fox News anchor Shepard Smith defended CNN on Friday after the news organization was barred from spokesman Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session at the White House. “For the record, ‘fake news’ refers to stories that are created, often by entities pretending to be news organizations, solely to draw clicks and views and are based on nothing of substance,” …

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Trump’s Stupidest Lie For Today (But Only Today)

The Slot reports: A few minutes into his CPAC speech Friday, esteemed and honest president Donald J. Trump said people were so excited to hear him speak that, “There are lines that go back six blocks. I tell you that because you won’t read about it.” In a sense, he’s right. You won’t read about it, because they don’t exist. …

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