The allegations surrounding possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia is a major story and is a rather complicated web of contradictory statements and shadowy operations. The issues is not one that can be easily explained in a single post. Plus, there is an aspect to the topic that includes WikiLeaks. To document these facts, I have created a set of pages dedicated to this topic.
For the foreseeable future, the page Trump / Russia / WikiLeaks Connections is going to be a work in progress and it will be updated when new facts are learned about these potential connections and possible misdeeds. Feel free to visit and browse. If you have any comments, feel free to add them to this post (they might not be available on the pages).
Attending the People’s Summit, a three-day gathering in Chicago for organizations committed to social, racial and economic justice, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore spoke with the Real News Network, a nonprofit group that says it reports with “ordinary people’s interests in mind.”
The topic was poverty. Moore, a Milwaukee Democrat and former welfare recipient, blasted Republicans. Then she made a claim about poor people and drug use that we want to check.
Source: Are poor people less likely to use drugs? | PolitiFact Wisconsin
After months of denial by the Trump team about communication with Russia during the 2016 election, Donald Trump Jr. confirmed he met with a Russian lawyer in hopes of receiving damaging information on Hillary Clinton.
Would such a meeting be illegal? Most experts we talked to said at the very least it raises serious concerns about whether U.S. federal election law was broken. But they also cautioned that the factual record is still developing.
Source: What legal experts say about Donald Trump Jr. meeting with Russian lawyer | PolitiFact
A June 28, 2017, post on Politicot.com ran under the headline, “Paul Ryan: ‘22 million Americans choose to be poor, so it’s their own problem if they can’t afford to be healthy’.” Facebook users flagged the post as part of the social media site’s efforts to fight fake news.
Source: Fake news story twists Paul Ryan’s words on poor people’s health care coverage | PunditFact
A website that makes no guarantees that its information is factual claims former president Barack Obama went to the G20 summit, trailing current President Donald Trump and not leaving him alone.
Source: No, Obama did not follow Trump to G20 summit in Germany | PunditFact
Comcast, AT&T, Verizon and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) have spent $572 million on attempts to influence the FCC and other government agencies since 2008. The FCC, a five-member independent panel, is considering the abolition of “net neutrality” rules, or regulations that require internet companies to treat all content equally.
Source: For Every 1 Net Neutrality Comment, Internet & Cable Providers Spent $100 on Lobbying Over Decade – MapLight
Gov. Paul LePage lashed out at the media for reporting he planned to leave the state during a budget impasse, and he suggested he sometimes concocts stories to mislead reporters.
The Republican governor also characterized the state media as “vile,” ″inaccurate” and “useless.”
Source: Maine governor suggests he makes up stories to mislead media
President Donald Trump, speaking in Poland July 6, downplayed the strength of the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia meddled in the election to his benefit.
He justified his doubt by noting that the New York Times and the Associated Press recently corrected stories to clarify that four agencies, rather than 17, were directly involved in the January intelligence assessment about Russia’s interference in the election.
Source: 17 intelligence organizations or 4? Either way, Russia conclusion still valid | PolitiFact