Lauren Carroll is a PolitiFact staff writer based in Washington. Before PolitiFact, she held internships with the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the News and Observer in Raleigh, N.C. She is a 2014 graduate of Duke University, where she majored in political science.

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Lauren Carroll

Recent stories from Lauren Carroll

Who is Robert Mueller? New special counsel leading Russian investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice on May 17 named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel charged to investigate claims that Russia meddled in the 2016 election.

Reports say Trump shared highly classified intel with Russian diplomats: What we know so far

Several major news outlets reported Monday that President Donald Trump shared highly classified information with Russian diplomats in a meeting last week. Here’s what we know about the situation so far, as well as some background to put the current situation in context.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s NBC interview, claims about firing FBI Director James Comey

President Donald Trump downplayed the significance of the FBI’s Russia investigation and the timing of his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey in an interview with NBC May 11. He also distorted the facts on both points.

Did James Comey tell Donald Trump three times that he isn’t under FBI investigation?

"I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation," Donald Trump wrote to James Comey in his letter firing the now former FBI director.

A year of fact-checking about James Comey, Clinton emails and Russia

James Comey is out as FBI director. Given the intense public debate about the Clinton email and Russia investigations, Comey has appeared prominently in our fact-checks over the past year. Here’s a recap.

Fact-checking Ivanka Trump's new book, 'Women Who Work'

We checked out some of the first daughter's statistics and a dubious attribution.

Three takeaways from the Senate hearing with Sally Yates, James Clapper

We heard updates about Russian connections to the Trump campaign and leaks to the Washington Post.

What’s in the House health care bill?

We looked at the particulars in The American Health Care Act passed by the House May 4.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s 100-days interview with CBS

In a wide-ranging interview on CBS, President Donald Trump sat down with Face the Nation host John Dickerson to discuss his first 100 days in office.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s tweetstorm about a potential government shutdown

Facing the prospect of a possible government shutdown, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to attack Democrats who he says are to blame.