Tag Archives: Trump lies

WH Agrees To “Temporarily” Reinstate Acosta’s Pass

Via White House press release: Today, the court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House. In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass. We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future. There must be decorum at the …

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Trump Rages About “Total Mess” Mueller Investigation

Axios reports: President Trump renewed his attacks on the credibility of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in a series of Thursday morning tweets, using his oft-repeated refrain of “WITCH HUNT.” Now that the midterms are over, Mueller is again expected to begin filing indictments, according to CBS News. Roger Stone associate and former Infowars contributor Jerome Corsi said Monday he …

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Trump Says “I Don’t Know Matt Whitaker” One Month After Telling Fox News “I Know Matt Whitaker” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: When asked by reporters today about his selection of Whitaker to replace Jeff Sessions, and the Justice Department official’s history of criticizing the Mueller probe, Trump said this: “I don’t know Matt Whitaker. Matt Whitaker worked for Jeff Sessions, and he was always extremely highly thought of, and he still is. But I didn’t know Matt Whitaker. He …

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White House Bans CNN Reporter Jim Acosta, Shares Clip Doctored By Infowars “Proving” He Assaulted Intern

NBC News reports: Acosta tweeted Wednesday night that he was denied access when he tried to enter the White House. He added in another tweet that he didn’t “blame” the U.S. Secret Service agent who stopped him. “I know he’s just doing his job,” Acosta wrote. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders later issued a statement that said the reporter’s “hard pass” …

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Even Fox News Won’t Run Trump’s Racist Lying Ad

CNN reports: NBC and Fox News said in separate statements on Monday that their networks will no longer air the Trump campaign’s racist anti-immigrant advertisement. NBC was first to announce its decision, doing so after a backlash over its decision to show the 30-second spot during “Sunday Night Football.” “After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad …

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Former Trump Aide Fabricates Nate Silver Quote

Former Trump aide and Fox News regular Michael Caputo this afternoon tweeted a laughable lie, fabricating a Nate Silver quote that appears nowhere in the article he linked. Here’s a bit from Caputo’s Wikipedia page: Caputo moved to Russia in 1994 after the fall of the Soviet Union, and was an adviser to Boris Yeltsin and helped elect Yeltsin to …

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Cop-Killer At Center Of Trump’s Racist Immigration Video Actually Entered US Under George W. Bush

The Daily Beast reports: “Democrats Let him stay!” the ad declares. And: “It is outrageous what the Democrats are doing to our Country. Vote Republican now!” Except, that’s not the story. Luis Bracamontes was first deported to his native Mexico in 1997, during the Clinton administration, after he was busted selling drugs. But, according to U.S. Immigration officials, Bracamontes managed …

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Glorious Leader: When I Can, I Tell The Truth [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: In an exclusive interview with ABC Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, Trump also said that he strives to tell the truth. “Well, I try. I do try and I always want to tell the truth. When I can, I tell the truth. And sometimes it turns out to be where something happens that’s different or there’s …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Associated Press reports: The White House will hold a press briefing Monday afternoon with press secretary Sarah Sanders. The briefing is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Trump tweeted Monday about the caravan of several thousand Central American migrants moving through Mexico, saying no one will be admitted “unless you go through the legal process.” Trump also said the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks About Bombing Attempts

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump is expected to address a series of suspicious packages addressed to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and others Wednesday, during at a bill signing event for legislation intended to combat the opioid crisis. The Secret Service said that “potential explosive devices” addressed to former President Obama and former Secretary of State Clinton had been intercepted. Hours …

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Trump Lies Yet Again About Pre-Existing Conditions

NBC News reports: As the midterms approach, President Donald Trump has increasingly pitched his party to voters by embracing a wildly popular element of the health care law that the president and congressional Republicans spent the last two years trying to repeal. “Republicans will always protect people with pre-existing conditions,” Trump said on Saturday in Nevada. This is false. The …

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Trump Admits There’s No Proof Middle Easterners Are In Migrant Caravan, But Says There COULD Be [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Tuesday acknowledged that he has no proof that people of Middle Eastern descent have joined a large migrant caravan moving toward the U.S.-Mexico border, tempering a claim he has made in recent days. “There’s no proof of anything. But there could very well be,” Trump said in remarks in the Oval Office Tuesday …

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FBI Says No Photos Exist Of Mueller And Comey “Hugging And Kissing” (Trump Said He Has A Hundred)

The Hill reports: The FBI says it was unable to locate any photos of former FBI Director James Comey and special counsel Robert Mueller “hugging and kissing” after President Trump claimed he could provide 100 such images. BuzzFeed News reporter Jason Leopold on Tuesday shared the Department of Justice’s response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request he filed …

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Even For The World’s Most Famous Liar, Trump’s Latest Round Of Ridiculous Lies Are Astounding [VIDEO]

Steve Benen reports at the Maddow Blog: Over the weekend, Donald Trump claimed that conservatives in California are so upset about so-called “sanctuary cities” that the right has launched “riots.” During a brief Q&A with reporters at the White House yesterday, a reporter asked where, exactly, these riots are taking place. “Take a look,” he replied, adding, “It is rioting …

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DOJ Court Filing: No, Obama Never Wiretapped Trump

Law & Crime reports: The Trump administration just confirmed–for at least the second time–that there is no evidence then-candidate Donald Trump was wire-tapped at Trump Tower in late 2016. In a 178-page court filing released late Friday night, the Department of Justice noted, “[t]he Government has made two acknowledgments” regarding claims that the previous administration of Barack Obama wiretapped Trump …

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Eric Trump: We Have Zero Investments In Russia, Zero In Saudi Arabia, Nothing To Do With Either Country

Media Matters has the transcript: BRIAN KILMEADE: Every time there’s an international incident, they say, well, the president is too nice to Vladimir Putin, that’s because he has so many investments in Russia. Then he says, he’s too open to letting this investigation play out, that’s because he has investments in Saudi Arabia. You’re running the Trump Organization. What’s the …

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REPORT: Cohen Has Spent 50 Hours With Investigators

Vanity Fair reports: Robert Mueller’s special investigation into collusion and obstruction of justice continues apace. So does the Southern District’s probe into campaign-finance violations. Despite having no formal cooperation agreement with the government, Cohen has willingly assisted and provided information critical to several ongoing investigations, according to two sources familiar with the situation, in a string of meetings that have …

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Trump: I Have “No Financial Interests” In Saudi Arabia

The fact checkers will have a field day with this one: President Trump on Tuesday pushed back on speculation he has not punished Saudi Arabia for the disappearance of a U.S.-based journalist due to financial conflicts of interest, calling it “FAKE NEWS.” Trump for years has had business ties to the Saudis, with one Saudi royal billionaire, Prince Alwaleed bin-Talal, …

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