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Louis Jacobson - PolitiFact senior correspondent

PolitiFact senior correspondent

Louis Jacobson is the senior correspondent for PolitiFact and a staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times. He has served as deputy editor of Roll Call and as founding editor of its legislative wire service, CongressNow. Earlier, he spent more than a decade covering politics, policy and lobbying for National Journal magazine.

  1. Career Foreign Service officer George Kent, testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    Kent was one of the most high-ranking career officials who had knowledge about elements of the alleged White House effort.
  2. President Donald Trump speaks at the Economic Club of New York at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    The explanation gets complicated.
  3. President Donald Trump speaks in front of a painting of former President George Washington in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington on Oct. 27. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    Trump pointed to Washington as precedent for an active businessman serving as president.
  4. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., attends an executive session of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    The senator drew backlash for the claim on ABC’s “The View.”
  5. The impeachment trial against President Andrew Johnson opens in the Senate Chambers in the U.S. Senate historical Society drawing.  Johnson, who became president after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, clashed with Congress over reconstruction policies after the Civil War and was impeached over a Tenure of Office dispute.  (AP Photo/U.S. Senate Historical Society)
    From Andrew Johnson in the 1860s to Richard Nixon in the 1970s and Bill Clinton in the 1990s, American history is our guide.
  6. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at the White House in Washington on Wednesday.
    Trump lashed out at the media and Democrats on Wednesday for their descriptions of a whistleblower complaint.
  7. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., heads to a meeting with her caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    Here’s a primer on the impeachment process.
  8. Ivanka Trump attends a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
    The talking point is gaining steam.
  9. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., speaks to reporters after a conservative House Republican temporarily blocked a $19 billion disaster aid bill that was passed yesterday in a bipartisan vote in the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington on May 24. Texas Republican Chip Roy objected to speeding the measure through a nearly empty chamber and complained that it does not contain any of President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request for dealing with a migrant refugee crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    There are opportunities for both parties.
  10. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., a target of racist rhetoric from President Donald Trump, walks from the House to her office following votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 18. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)