President Trump’s fog of ‘scandals’ and outrages about the Mueller investigation

The president has claimed at least six scandals concerning the Mueller probe. Here’s a guide through his smokescreen.

President Trump’s interactions with media: Not a standout in any category

Questioned about Trump’s lack of solo news conferences, Kellyanne Conway cited other numbers but did not tell the whole story.

The Trump administration’s bogus spin that it obtained $2 billion for ‘school safety’

Vice President Pence and President Trump have offered a figure on school-safety that’s based on very fuzzy math

CIA director nominee Haspel and the destruction of interrogation tapes: Contradictions and questions

The nominee for CIA director insists she did not realize the tapes would be destroyed. But questions and contradictions linger.

The unsupported claim that James Clapper tipped Jake Tapper about the dossier

The House Intelligence Committee’s Russia report asserts that Clapper spoke to Tapper about the dossier in early January. Clapper says it was May.

John Boehner’s claim that ‘we have literally filled up our jails’ with people for minor marijuana possession

The new spokesman for the marijuana industry says prisons have been filled with people who just possessed marijuana. He’s blowing smoke.

Did a hedge fund ‘bankrupt’ a Wisconsin town?

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) claims a hedge fund shut down a factory. But the investors didn’t even have control of the company.

Pelosi’s claim that 86 million ‘middle-class’ Americans will see taxes rise under Trump tax bill

Pelosi’s statement has merit but only if you are talking about 2027 and assume tax cuts will lapse

A guide to President Trump’s latest round of fact-challenged tweets

The president’s morning tweets are often inspired by what he watches on television, which adds another layer of sketchy facts.

The harsh interrogations of al-Qaeda detainees: Was it ‘torture’ and did it help find bin Laden?

Each side picks and chooses facts in order to make their case. here’s a guide to the torture debate.

Fact-checking Trump’s error-filled tweetstorm about the Mueller probe

The president attacked the Russian investigation and the FBI in a series of tweets, but his claims were often misleading or wrong.

Does President Trump’s border wall pay for itself?

The president tweeted about a study that suggests the wall pays for itself. But it’s an estimate of an estimate that’s fiercely disputed.

Trump’s trade war: Does the U.S. have the ‘lowest tariffs in the world’?

An influential aide to President Trump says the United States has lower barriers to trade than any other country. Does the data add up?

Fact-checking President Trump’s trade rhetoric

President Trump talks a lot about trade but often gets his facts wrong.

Bernie Sanders resurrects a ‘zombie’ claim on gun sales without background checks

The senator from Vermont says 40 percent of guns are sold without a background check. That’s an old, discredited figure that’s been debunked before.

Fact checking Trump’s error-filled tweetstorm about the Russia investigation

Here’s a guide to the many errant claims made by the president during his tweet storm about the Russia probe.

Fact-checking Nancy Pelosi’s fundraising numbers

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she raised nearly $48 million for the DCCC. Do the figures add up?

What’s the immigration status of Melania Trump’s parents?

The White House refuses to explain the immigration status of Melania Trump’s parents. Here are some possible answers.

A Pentagon chart misleadingly suggests the U.S. is falling behind in a nuclear arms race

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is citing a chart that nuclear weapons experts say offers a misleading picture of U.S. upgrades.

Did Hillary Clinton collude with the Russians to get ‘dirt’ on Trump to feed it to the FBI?

Rep. Devlin Nunes (R-Calif.) makes a startling claim about the Russian investigation. But there’s no evidence to back it up.