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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s exaggerations on Roger Stone sentence

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s exaggerations on Roger Stone sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the Justice Department’s handling of the legal case of his confidant, Roger Stone.He’s suggesting rampant bias in the department’s initial recommendation to a federal court that Stone be sentenced between seven and nine years in prison, claiming that all four prosecutors are former members of special counsel…

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s wall claim is beyond ‘redemption’

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s wall claim is beyond ‘redemption’

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, President Donald Trump told a rally that people who are in the United States illegally are paying for his Mexico border wall. It was the latest iteration of his effort to convince the public that Mexico is covering the cost, just as he promised…

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Trump’s story about veteran’s comeback was not quite true

Trump’s story about veteran’s comeback was not quite true

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army veteran, got a standing ovation at the State of the Union after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration’s “Opportunity Zone” tax breaks targeting poor neighborhoods.But that’s not completely true.Rankins,…

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims in his State of Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s portrayal of American renewal Tuesday night drew on falsehoods about American energy supremacy, health care and the economy as well as distortions about his predecessor’s record.The Associated Press fact-checked remarks from Trump’s State of the Union speech. A look at some of the claims examined:IMMIGRATIONTRUMP: “Before I came into…

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Trump’s defense shifts to not ‘impeachable’ even if true

Trump’s defense shifts to not ‘impeachable’ even if true

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking shift from President Donald Trump’s claim of “perfect” dealings with Ukraine, his defense asserted at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for political favors — even if proven — could not be grounds for his impeachment.Trump’s defenders relied on retired professor Alan Dershowitz, a member…

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What Trump’s new North American trade deal actually does

What Trump’s new North American trade deal actually does

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump signed a revamped trade agreement with Mexico and Canada into law Wednesday, he kept a campaign pledge to improve upon a deal that he had long condemned.His U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement replaces a 26-year-old version that he and other critics said was a job-killing disaster for the United States. The…

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s impeachment defense and the facts

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s impeachment defense and the facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers opened his Senate impeachment defense Saturday with the false assertion that Democrats tried to shut the president’s team out of the congressional inquiry that preceded the charges. Actually, Democrats invited Trump to participate and he declined.Throughout their presentation, Trump’s lawyers accused the Democrats on the prosecution team of…

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Trump’s idea of executive power is also impeachment defense

Trump’s idea of executive power is also impeachment defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has always been a man of absolutes. Something is the best or the worst, a person is a winner or a total loser, an event has never happened before, even when it has.Absolutism was the unwritten credo of his career in business and is the guiding light of his presidency…

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