Saturday, April 21, 2018


John Kruzel, Politifact staff writer

John Kruzel, Politifact staff writer

John Kruzel is a staff writer for PolitiFact.

President Donald Trump talks about the FBI raid at his lawyer Michael Cohen's office during a briefing from Senior Military Leadership in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

PolitiFact: A closer look at attorney-client privilege after raid of Donald Trumpís lawyer

President Donald Trump lashed out after the FBI seized business records, emails and tax documents belonging to his personal attorney Michael Cohen.Law enforcement executed warrants on Cohenís Manhattan office, home and hotel room as part of an...
Published: 04/11/18
Updated: 04/13/18
President Trump makes remarks as he meets with governors and members of Congress about tax cuts in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, April 12, 2018. (Doug Mills/ The New York Times) XNYT92

PolitiFact: Is Donald Trump right that China slaps a 25 percent tariff on American cars?

The statement"When a car is sent to the United States from China, there is a Tariff to be paid of 21/2%. When a car is sent to China from the United States, there is a Tariff to be paid of 25%."President Donald...
Published: 04/10/18
Updated: 04/13/18

PolitiFact: No, it was not an all-female company that built the bridge that collapsed in Florida

The statementAn all-female construction company built the Florida bridge that collapsed.Bloggers, March 16 in a video blogThe rulingInternet conspiracy theorists have...
Updated one month ago
Angels paying tribute at the memorial for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 25 during an open house as parents and students returned to the school for the first time since 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at the school in Parkland on February 14, 2018. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

PolitiFact: How Russian trolls exploited Parkland mass shooting on social media

Russian-linked social media accounts exploited the tragedy at a Parkland high school to sow discord and deepen divisions in America.Russian bots and trolls pushed conspiracy theories about survivors and amplified Second Amendment messaging in...
Updated: 2 months ago
Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., delivers the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union, at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. [US Network Pool via AP]

PolitiFact: Do CEOs make 300 times the average workerís pay?

The statement"Top CEOs (are) making 300 times the average worker."Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., Jan. 30 in response to State of the Union addressThe rulingDuring the...
Updated: 2 months ago
Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the second half at Rupp Arena on Jan. 23 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

PolitiFact: Is the college basketball graduation rate at an all-time high?

College basketball has been in the midst of soul-searching since federal investigators uncovered an alleged black market for top high school prospects and college players.The federal probe into bribery and corruption, which led...
Updated: 3 months ago
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 23:  President Donald Trump makes remarks as he signs a Section 201 action as US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer witnesses, in the Oval Office, at the White House, January 23, 2018, in Washington, DC. The administration is issuing tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines to protect American manufacturing companies against dumping by foreign countries, mainly China, and including South Korea.   (Photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images) 775108324

PolitiFact: Donald Trumpís Ďfake newsí epithet emboldens despots around the world

Pope Francis recently entered the global fray on fake news in a major church document, tracing the deliberate spread of false information to the evil serpent in the Book of Genesis who inspired humankindís original sin in the Garden of Eden.
Updated: 3 months ago
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14:  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai (C) and commission members Mignon Clyburn (L) and Michael O'Rielly (R) listen during a commission meeting December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. FCC has voted to repeal its net neutrality rules at the meeting.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) 775084637

PolitiFact: What you need to know about net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commissionís vote to scrap Obama-era internet restrictions creates the potential for broadband providers like Frontier and Spectrum to divide their networks into fast lanes and slow lanes, throttle rivalsí video-streaming...
Updated: 4 months ago
In this Feb. 8, 2011 file photo, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., speaks during news conference on a Woman's Right to Choose on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

PolitiFact: Notable misstatements about Donald Trump from 2017

President Donald Trump’s words can be at odds with reality, a fact we’ve documented again and again during his first year in office. His claim that the Trump-Russia investigation is a "made-up story" earned Trump our 2017 Lie of the...
Updated: 4 months ago
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) DCEV101

Trump misstates Alabama candidateís tax stance

The statementSays Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones "wants to raise taxes."President Donald Trump, Nov. 26 in a tweetThe rulingPresident Donald Trump waded into Alabamaís Senate race to blast Democratic...
Updated: 5 months ago