Kruzel

John Kruzel is a staff writer at PolitiFact. He previously covered politics at ABC News, where he received an Emmy nomination for his work on 2016 presidential debates. He has written about politics, law and national security, and contributed to numerous outlets, including Slate and The New Yorker. He is a former attorney.

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Fact-checking Donald Trump’s tweets about former FBI Director James Comey

President Donald Trump lambasted former FBI Director James Comey as a leaker, liar and slimeball, in a series of tweets that were sometimes at odds with the truth.

Can Donald Trump fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller?

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dumped gasoline on a raging debate about presidential authority when she said President Donald Trump "certainly believes he has the power to" fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

A closer look at attorney-client privilege after raid of Donald Trump’s lawyer

President Donald Trump lashed out after the FBI seized business records, emails and tax documents belonging to his personal attorney Michael Cohen.

The facts behind Trump’s jabs at Amazon on taxes, USPS and lost retail jobs

President Donald Trump returned to one of his favorite punching bags March 29: Amazon. We decided it was time to revisit Trump’s takedown of the online giant for accuracy.

Does Mike Pence call his wife ‘Mother’?

The old-fashioned quality of Vice President Mike Pence’s relationship with wife Karen has made their marriage something of an obsession.

Did Donald Trump’s predecessors congratulate Vladimir Putin’s election win?

President Donald Trump has taken heat for congratulating Vladimir Putin following his successful bid in Russia’s presidential election, which critics have derided as a sham contest.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's tweetstorm about Mueller, Russia

Over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, President Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm criticizing the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Here’s a look at where Trump had a point and where his tweets were either misleading or wrong.

PolitiFact fact-checks Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, The Post

We look at the accuracy at some of the Oscar nominees for best picture. 

Democrats’ memo pushes back on GOP claims about Russia probe

The House Intelligence Committee's partisan divide deepened with the Feb. 24 release of a Democratic memo fending off Republican claims that the investigation into collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is politically tainted.

Fact-checking the movie The Post, Oscar nominee for best picture

The Post, Steven Spielberg’s paean to the First Amendment and the free press, tells the tale of the Washington Post’s diffident publisher and ambitious editor summoning the courage to publish a top-secret study in the face of unprecedented government censorship.