Facts Check

Fact or Fiction?

We have tried to find a resource to assist us in identifying and weeding out some of the “myth from truth”.

(note: please read with the understanding that information may not be deemed 100% accurate and is collected from 3rd party sources)

Trump Blames Own Border Policy on Democrats

President Donald Trump wrongly blamed Democrats for a Trump administration policy that will separate parents and their young children caught entering the U.S. illegally. “We have to break up families,” Trump claimed, because of “bad laws that the Democrats gave us.” But there is no such law. Instead, it’s the ...
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No Antifa Connection in Texas School Shooting

Q: Did the school shooter in Santa Fe, Texas wear an Antifa insignia? A: No. There is no evidence that he was a member of that loose organization of activists. FULL ANSWER Officials are still investigating the shooting that left 10 dead and 13 wounded at Santa Fe High School ...
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National Rifle Association

Political leanings: Conservative/Gun Rights Spending target: Unknown The National Rifle Association of America is a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) nonprofit that advocates for gun rights and claims more than 5 million members. The NRA has a political action committee — the National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund, or NRA-PVF — registered ...
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Santa Fe Gunman Didn’t Proclaim ‘Love for Obama’

Q: Did the alleged gunman in the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School confess “love for Obama”? A: No. That story was first published on a self-described satirical website. FULL ANSWER The alleged 17-year-old gunman who authorities say confessed to the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas last week — ...
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Deadly ‘Pot’ Not Approved by The FDA

Q: Did an FDA-approved form of “synthetic marijuana” lead to recent deaths in Illinois? A: No. The drugs that have killed four people in the last two months are unregulated and illegal. FULL ANSWER Four people have died after using drugs made to imitate the high of marijuana in Illinois over ...
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False Story Ties Clintons to Doctor’s Death

Q: Did the late surgeon Dean Lorich expose “Clinton Foundation corruption in Haiti”? A: No. Lorich co-authored an article criticizing the medical response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, not the Clinton Foundation. FULL QUESTION Is this true or not? THANK YOU!!!! FULL ANSWER For years, conspiracy theories have abounded ...
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Trump’s Hollow Complaint

President Donald Trump has repeatedly boasted about his success in getting federal judges confirmed, while at the same time complaining that Senate Democrats are slow-walking his judicial nominees. But a report issued this month by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service indicates that while the average time for confirmation is historically ...
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No Arrests of ‘Sanctuary City’ Leaders

Q: Did President Donald Trump have the leaders of so-called “sanctuary cities” arrested? A: No. Federal officials have discussed reviewing whether charges can be brought, but there have been no such arrests. FULL ANSWER The idea of bringing criminal charges against so-called “sanctuary city” leaders has been publicly floated by ...
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Schiff Shanks Trump Golf Cart Story

Rep. Adam Schiff mistakenly claimed that the Secret Service has paid the Trump Organization “over $150,000 … for the privilege of renting Donald Trump golf carts to protect Donald Trump on his rounds.” In fact, the federal agency rents golf carts from other companies. Schiff, a California Democrat and frequent critic ...
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Paul Ryan Didn’t Violate Campaign Finance Laws

Q: Did House Speaker Paul Ryan break campaign finance laws in a meeting with donor Sheldon Adelson? A: No. He met with Adelson (which is legal), but there’s no evidence he solicited a $30 million donation for a Republican super PAC (which would be illegal).   FULL ANSWER House Speaker Paul ...
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Planned Parenthood

Political leanings: Liberal Spending target: $20 million Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health care to women nationwide. It offers a variety of services, including abortions, birth control, emergency contraception, general health testing and screenings for sexually transmitted diseases. Although a tax-exempt, nonprofit, Planned Parenthood is involved in federal campaigns through three national committees: the ...
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John Kerry Not ‘Facing Prison’

Q: Is John Kerry “facing prison after interfering with Iran”? A: No. Kerry reportedly met with an Iranian official to discuss saving the Iran nuclear agreement, but no charges have been brought and he is not “facing prison.”   FULL ANSWER There is no evidence that John Kerry is in imminent ...
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