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Political leaders and government officials like to make dramatic statements. Are they telling the truth?

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. William Taylor .'

Mostly True

Fact-checking impeachment witness William Taylor's claim about Russia treaty violations

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump says some DACA recipients are ‘very tough, hardened criminals.’ That’s False

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump says William Taylor and George Kent are Never Trumpers. There’s no evidence they are

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. Committee to Defend the President .'

firePants on Fire!fire

Pro-Trump Facebook ad takes text in Obama’s book wildly out of context

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. Rand Paul .'

False

Rand Paul’s false equivalence about Trump, Biden on Ukraine

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Donald Trump

Mostly True

Is outing the whistleblower only a crime if the inspector general does it?

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Donald Trump distorts Stacey Abrams' position on noncitizens voting

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. Pete Buttigieg .'

Mostly True

Fact-checking Pete Buttigieg on the success of Democratic presidential nominees in last 50 years

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. Nancy Pelosi .'

Mostly False

Nancy Pelosi overstates Republican gains in impeachment process

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. Tom Cole .'

Mostly False

Rep. Tom Cole exaggerates limits on Republicans in impeachment process

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The Washington Post

Here’s a roundup of some of the key misleading claims made at the first day of public hearings.

Fact-checking the opening day of the Trump impeachment hearings

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The president keeps claiming border facilities for children are much better than they were under President Barack Obama. That’s not true.

President Trump’s misleading spin on the border crisis

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Here’s your cheat sheet to debunked claims you may hear during the hearings about president’s call, the whistleblower complaint and Ukraine’s alleged involvement in the 2016 elections.

The Fact Checker’s guide to impeachment hearing spin

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