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NBC fact checks Trump’s claim Hillary Clinton is a ‘world-class liar’ and finds it to be a lie

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NBC News ran an extensive fact check on GOP presumptive candidate Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech intended to be an attack on his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

Many of Trump’s claims did not hold water — including an accusation that Clinton is a “world class liar.” NBC found that just over half of Clinton’s claims checked out as true or mostly true, versus only 9 percent of Trump’s claims being true (2 percent) or mostly true (7 percent).

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Trump may well attribute the accusation to himself, because a whopping 59 percent of his claims were completely false, versus only 12 percent of Clinton’s.

In the course of the speech, Trump claimed that he had opposed to 2003 war in Iraq from the get-go — a claim that is not true.

Trump said Wednesday, “It all started with her bad judgment in supporting the War in Iraq in the first place. Though I was not in government service, I was among the earliest to criticize the rush to war, and yes, even before the war ever started.”

The only part of that claim seems to be that Trump didn’t serve in the military or government.

“In September 2002, Trump said he supported the Iraq invasion during an interview with Howard Stern,” NBC reports. “Then, in September 2003 – several months after the invasion, he said ‘It wasn’t a mistake to fight terrorism and fight it hard, and I guess maybe if I had to do it, I would have fought terrorism but not necessarily Iraq.'”

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Trump also claimed that Clinton’s email server was “easily hacked by foreign governments – perhaps even by her financial backers in Communist China – putting all of America in danger.”

This claim was also untrue. You can read the entire fact check here.


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FBI has ‘no intelligence’ Antifa was involved in Sunday’s violence at DC protests: report

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Attorney General Bill Barr and President Donald Trump have tried to blame Antifa -- or anti-fascists -- for violence in the protests against police injustice. But the public data has backed up their case, and even their on intel disputes the argument.

"he FBI’s Washington Field Office “has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence” in the violence that occurred on May 31, according to an internal FBI situation report obtained exclusively by The Nation. That same day, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he would designate Antifa a terrorist organization, even though the government has no existing authority to declare a domestic group a terrorist organization," Ken Klippenstein reported for the magazine.

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NYC protesters defy curfew — with a profane message for Mayor Bill de Blasio

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Protesters in New York City continued to march after 8 p.m. on Tuesday -- in open defiance of a curfew order from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Jan Ransom, who covers courts and jails for The New York Times, posted video of protesters chanting, "f*ck your curfew."

Wonder what protesters think about @NYCMayor’s 8 pm curfew?

Just listen. pic.twitter.com/8H38XNGfQt

— Jan Ransom (@Jan_Ransom) June 2, 2020

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DC police demand people standing in line to vote go home — even though they’re exempt from curfew: report

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Although Washington, D.C. is under curfew due to the George Floyd protests, the DC Board of Elections and Mayor Muriel Bowser have made clear that anyone waiting to vote in the district's primary elections are exempt from the curfew.

But according to the reports of at least one voter, some police in the district are still telling people waiting in line to vote to disperse and return to their homes.

THIS MOMENT IN WASHINGTON, DC:• A citywide curfew in effect• It's election day• Voters are exempt from the curfew• This line to vote is stretches all 4 sides of the block• Peaceful protests underway only blocks away@NBCLX @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/5uru5Yow1E

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