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WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims he’s vindicated in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is declaring exoneration prematurely in the Russia investigation. He’s tweeting that Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who chairs the Senate intelligence committee, has “announced” the panel found no collusion or conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. That’s taking it too far. Burr did say in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims he’s vindicated in Russia probe

DETROIT | AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims an auto boom that isn’t

DETROIT — President Donald Trump is calling attention to an auto industry boom that doesn’t exist. In a tweet Thursday slamming General Motors for plans to lay off workers, Trump wrote that auto companies “are pouring into the U.S.” and GM is “very counter” to the rest of the industry. He also wrote that BMW … Continue reading DETROIT | AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims an auto boom that isn’t

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump claims he’s being blamed for mail bombs

WASHINGTON — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:55 a.m. President Donald Trump claims he’s being blamed for the mail bombs addressed to some of his most prominent critics. Trump says in a tweet sent before dawn Friday, “Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump claims he’s being blamed for mail bombs

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims on economic gains overstated

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is grossly overstating the extent of U.S. economic and job gains. In a tweet Monday, he declares that the economy has “never been better” and jobs are at the “best point in history.” In fact, the economy and jobs are nowhere close to historic bests based on several measures. Economists … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims on economic gains overstated

BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Macron denies Trump claims on defense spending

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 1:20 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has denied President Donald Trump’s claim that NATO allies have agreed to boost defense spending beyond 2 percent of gross domestic product. Macron said: There is a communique that was published yesterday. It’s very detailed.” He … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Macron denies Trump claims on defense spending

BRUSSELS | Trump claims Germany ‘controlled’ by Russia, Merkel differs

BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump barreled into a NATO summit Wednesday with claims that a natural gas pipeline deal has left Germany “totally controlled” and “captive to Russia” as he lobbed fresh complaints about allies’ “delinquent” defense spending during the opening of what was expected to be a fraught two-day meeting. Trump also suggested that … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Trump claims Germany ‘controlled’ by Russia, Merkel differs

WASHINGTON |The Latest: Trump claims vindication after memos released

WASHINGTON  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey’s memos (all times local): 12:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is claiming vindication after the release of memos from former FBI Director James Comey about their interactions together. Trump says the memos “‘show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION.” … Continue reading WASHINGTON |The Latest: Trump claims vindication after memos released