Did the Liar-in-Chief just tell another whopper to the only audience who will believe him? You already know the answer to that!
This week he spoke multiple times, most visibly to a rally crowd in South Carolina (population less than combined two large California cities but having the same number of Senators as our entire state). He told a tale of some unknown supplicants requested he “hire 5,000 more judges” to handle the cases of immigrant detainees. Asked to clarify who were the “they” that requested the judges, administration spokespeople – including Sarah Sanders, recently denied service at a Virginia restaurant – could not answer.
Fact Checkers are blossoming everywhere. This one is researched and reported by ABC News, which can’t resist adding some snark to the lead-in. Continue reading “Trump Fiction: 5000 Immigration Judges?”
This is an “Outside Fact Check” on the president’s continuing 2018 claims that separation of minors from immigrant adults is the result of Democratic actions, or founded in law, or has a Biblical basis, or requires Congressional action to remedy.
With the expectation that this sorry tragedy will continue to play out (as it already has with the actors being the president, attorney general, a Cabinet secretary, and other administration spokespeople), we offer a comprehensive analysis of the background. Continue reading “Trump Fiction: Immigrant Family Separations”
This is an “Outside Fact Check” on the president’s June 18, 2018 claim that Germany’s crime rate is “way up” due to immigration. In fact (something that never gets in the way of a presidential tweet), Germany’s crime rate has fallen by almost 10%. It’s fallen by more than 20% when only non-German suspects are considered.
Continue reading “Trump Fiction: German Immigration Crime Statistics”
This is an “Outside Explainer” about current options available when the Special Counsel’s investigation is complete. The initial decision tree is clear but explanations of the more detailed options, e.g., Less Aggressive, “Nixon Option,” and Most Aggressive, are discussed in line.
Continue reading “Special Counsel Investigation Options”