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Politics Apr 20AP FACT CHECK: Trump team’s distortions on Mueller report
WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller all but boldfaced this finding in his report on the Russia investigation: No exoneration for President Donald Trump on whether Trump criminally obstructed justice. But Trump and his aides are stating that Mueller’s report…
Politics Apr 18AP fact check: What Barr said about releasing the Mueller report
Attorney General William Barr is distorting the facts when it comes to releasing special counsel Robert Mueller's report in the Russia investigation, an AP analysis finds.
Politics Apr 15AP fact check: Trump camp suggests AG William Barr found illegal spying
With release of the special counsel's fuller report looming, President Donald Trump and his campaign are twisting the words of his attorney general and the facts of the Russia investigation. Here's a closer look at the president's claims in the…
Politics Apr 01AP fact check: Trump’s exaggerations about the Russia probe
President Donald Trump is taking his interpretation of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation well beyond the facts. Here's a closer look at the president's claims in the past week.
Politics Mar 24AP fact check: McCain can’t respond but his record speaks
President Trump: “We’ve created more than almost 6 million jobs since the election." The facts: He’s not exaggerating on job creation. But that record is not all his, and it’s not remarkable.
Politics Mar 21AP fact check: Trump takes credit for law named after McCain
The president routinely takes full credit for the Veterans Choice Program, which was expanded last year but first signed into law in 2014.
Politics Mar 17AP fact check: O’Rourke on climate, Trump on ‘no collusion’
Judge Amy Berman Jackson, while sentencing Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, reminded her courtroom — and indirectly the president — that Manafort’s trial was unrelated to questions of collusion with Russia. “Court is one of those places where facts…
Nation Mar 10AP fact check: Trump claims an exoneration he wasn’t given
Donald Trump heard words from a judge that the judge didn’t speak, as the president reached to denounce the Russia investigation as a hoax and celebrate an exoneration he wasn’t given. Democrats persisted in assailing the Trump administration for putting…
Politics Mar 04House Democrats expand Russia probe, seeking more documents
Declaring it's "very clear" President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, says the panel is requesting documents Monday from more than 60 people from Trump's administration, family and business as part of a rapidly expanding…
Nation Mar 03AP fact check: Trump twists Cohen’s words on collusion
WASHINGTON — Assailed by his ex-lawyer at every turn, President Donald Trump nevertheless claimed a measure of vindication from Michael Cohen’s statement that he possessed no direct evidence of collusion with Russia from his time serving the boss. But contrary…