Tag Archives: Trump lies

Washington Post Launches New “Bottomless Pinocchio” Rating For Trump’s Most Frequently Repeated Lies

The Washington Post reports: The bar for the Bottomless Pinocchio is high: The claims must have received three or four Pinocchios from The Fact Checker, and they must have been repeated at least 20 times. Twenty is a sufficiently robust number that there can be no question the politician is aware that his or her facts are wrong. The list …

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Former Acting Solicitor General: Damning Document Shows That Trump’s Future Looks Like It’s Behind Bars

Law & Crime reports: Former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal said on CNN that President Donald Trump is facing “strong criminal liability” over his former lawyer Michael Cohen‘s alleged campaign finance crimes, adding the president’s “future looks like it’s behind bars.” New Day anchor Alisyn Camerota first asked Katyal, now a law professor at Georgetown, about Trump’s tweet claiming the …

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John Brennan Rips Trump: I Take Great Solace Knowing That It’s Impossible For You To Escape American Justice

The Hill reports: Former CIA Director John Brennan blasted President Trump after he downplayed allegations of campaign finance violations by calling them a “private transaction.” Responding to Trump’s Monday morning tweets, the harsh Trump critic said he is “relieved” that Trump will never be able to run for public office again. Last week, new court filings from federal prosecutors indicated …

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Trump Rants: Democrats Can’t Find A “Smocking Gun”

Mediaite reports: In what appears to be a quote from a Fox & Friends segment that aired Monday morning, the Commander in Chief wrote “No Smocking (sic) Gun…No Collusion.” The apparent typo has not yet been addressed unless he was referring to “smocking” which is a decoration on a garment created by gathering a section of the material into tight …

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Hair Furor Lashes Out At “Leakin’ James Comey”

The Hill reports: President Trump lashed out at James Comey early Sunday, accusing the former FBI director of lying during his testimony to House lawmakers about the investigation into Russian election interference. Comey testified last week before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees behind closed doors. The panels later released a transcript of the roughly six-hour meeting. …

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Trump: French Rioters Are Still Chanting My Name

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump sought to tie violent protests across France triggered by public anger over higher fuel taxes with the Paris climate accord, a treaty he has denounced. He also again claimed that protesters were “chanting ‘We Want Trump!’” He made the same claim on Tuesday, originally tweeted by Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk. Kirk’s information about crowd …

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Hair Furor: Thank You, I Have Been “Totally Cleared”

CNN reports: As news outlets (including CNN) cover the Michael Cohen memos, President Trump just tweeted, “Totally clears the President. Thank you!” He did not offer further explanation of his comment. Cohen previously served as President Trump’s personal attorney. He famously once declared he would “take a bullet” for Trump. The special counsel memo states that Cohen’s false statements to …

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Mueller Reveals How Manafort Breached Plea Deal

Vox reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller filed a document late Friday explaining why he believes former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has lied to investigators in recent months. After being convicted of financial crimes at a Virginia trial in August, Manafort struck a plea deal with Mueller to avoid a second trial on separate charges in September — and, as …

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Roger Stone Invokes The Fifth In Letter To Senate

MSNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s longtime political ally Roger Stone invoked his Fifth Amendment protection as he declined to share documents and testimony with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to a letter posted Tuesday by the committee’s top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein. “Mr. Stone’s invocation of his Fifth Amendment privilege must be understood by all to be the …

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Trump Claims French Rioters Are Chanting His Name

The insanely stupid lies are never ending: President Trump shared a tweet Tuesday claiming protestors in France chanted “We want Trump.” The original tweet came from Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk, and said the protests in France over a proposed hike in fuel taxes showed the success of Trump’s administration. Kirk’s information about crowd chants seems to come from an …

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TODAY: Mueller To Issue Sentencing Memo On Flynn

Reuters reports: U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office will make a sentencing recommendation for former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday, in a court filing that is expected to shed light on the extent of Flynn’s cooperation in the Russia probe. Flynn, who held the White House job for only 24 days, pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying …

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REPORT: Mueller Is Prepping His End Game On Probe

Yahoo News reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors have told defense lawyers in recent weeks that they are “tying up loose ends” in their investigation, providing the clearest clues yet that the long-running probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election may be coming to its climax, potentially in the next few weeks, according to multiple sources close to the …

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Roger Stone: I Would Never Testify Against Trump And I Haven’t Discussed A Pardon With Him Either [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Roger Stone said Sunday that he’s had no discussions with President Trump or his team about a potential pardon should he be implicated in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “There’s no circumstance under which I would testify against the president because I’d have to bear false witness against him. I’d have to make things up. And I’m …

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Party For “America’s Mayor” Fizzles Because Trump

The New York Daily News reports: Plans for a party celebrating the 25-year anniversary of Rudy Giuliani becoming the mayor of New York City are “fizzling out” because the 74-year-old politico is “too toxic,” according to a source who was invited. Ideally, the fete was to have taken place at the New York Hilton hotel where Giuliani celebrated his election …

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Trump Ditches G20 Presser “Out Of Respect” For GHWB

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump has postponed a press conference designed to tout the “great success” of the Group of 20 meeting in Argentina, citing the death of former president George H.W. Bush. Via Twitter, the president said on Saturday that he would wait until after his return to the United States to brief the press on the confab of …

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Cohen Claims “Close Contact” With Trump WH Team While Lying To Congress, Requests No Prison Time

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said Friday he was in “close and regular contact” with Trump’s White House staff and legal team when he prepared a statement for Congress that he now says falsely downplayed Trump’s effort to land a Trump Tower Moscow deal during the 2016 presidential campaign. In a filing seeking a lenient …

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Secret Service Golf Carts Tab Nears $400,000

Government Executive reports: The Secret Service has allocated more than $90,000 for golf cart rentals in South Florida this winter, ostensibly to protect president Donald Trump while he hits the links. According to federal spending data, the agency is set to pay a Delray Beach company as much as $92,740 between now and June for an unspecified number of “golf …

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DNC Blasts Pence For Multiple Lies In World AIDS Day Address, Failing To Mention LGBTQs For Second Year

Via press release from the Democratic National Committee: Today, Mike Pence hosted the White House’s World HIV/AIDS Day event. During the event, Pence failed to acknowledge the LGBTQ community for the second year in a row and lied about the administration’s record combating HIV. Here are some of the lies he told, and some of the truths he forgot to …

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Giuliani: Cohen Is Proven Liar Trying To Save His Neck

“It’s no surprise that Cohen lied to Congress. He’s a proven liar who is doing everything he can to get out of a long-term prison sentence for serious crimes of bank and tax fraud that had nothing to do with the Trump Organization. It is important to understand that documents that the Special Counsel’s Office is using to show that …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Patch reports: Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will hold a press briefing at the White House on Tuesday afternoon. Likely topics include the use of tear gas against immigrants at the border and widespread cuts by automaker GM. The briefing begins at 1 p.m. This will be the first briefing under the new rules spawned by Trump’s legal battle with …

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