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Why Tulsi Gabbard calls the war in Syria a ‘regime change war’

Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard said repeatedly during the recent Democratic debate that the United States sent troops to Syria to engage in a "regime change war." Gabbard’s description of the war in Syria needs more context. Calling it only a "regime change" war doesn’t fully describe a complicated and evolving situation. 

Trump lawyer claims lack of due process in House impeachment. 3 reasons the law doesn’t back him up

The top White House lawyer argues that the House has denied Donald Trump his legal due process rights. Constitutional scholars say that's wrong.

Johnson, Nixon, Clinton, Trump: 9 questions about impeachment

As the House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump grinds forward, we decided to answer some basic questions about the impeachment process both today and in American history. Here are 10 questions and answers.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s claims about Syria and US troop withdrawal

President Donald Trump shocked lawmakers when he announced the United States would be withdrawing troops from the Syrian border with Turkey. We fact-checked related claims he made on Twitter and at an Oct. 7 press conference.

Impeach a member of Congress? Over 200 years of history say no

The one and only time the Senate had a chance to deliver a clear ruling, it didn't.

Has West Virginia's economy boomed since Trump, Justice took office?

President Trump has established a close relationship with West Virginia, the state that gave him his second-widest margin of victory in 2016. On July 21, Trump tweeted a boast about the state’s recent economic success: "The Great State of West Virginia is producing record setting numbers and doing really well. When I became President, it was practically shut down and closed for business. Not anymore!" We took a closer look at the numbers.

Donald Trump calls impeachment a coup. It's not

As the pressures of impeachment have risen, President Donald Trump has heightened his use of the word "coup."

The inaccurate or unproven things Rudy Giuliani said about Ukraine on 'This Week'

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, showed up to a TV interview with documents that he said proved collusion between Ukraine and Democrats in the 2016 presidential election. He leveled a series of accusations about Ukraine, Joe and Hunter Biden, and the whistleblower at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. We found they were unproven, inaccurate, or need context.

9 things Donald Trump got wrong today on Ukraine, a whistleblower and the media

We fact-checked multiple falsehoods by President Donald Trump during an Oct. 2 press conference in which he spoke about his phone call with the president of Ukraine.

Donald Trump's accusations about Hunter Biden and a payout from China: A closer look

President Donald Trump has spent months criticizing business activities by Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, who could face Trump in the 2020 presidential election. The first activities Trump and his allies spotlighted — the younger Biden’s ties to a Ukrainian energy company — have already led to a House impeachment inquiry against Trump. We  previously found no evidence that Joe Biden used his official activities to benefit his son. More recently, as pressure for impeachment has grown, Trump and his allies have been spotlighting another story involving Hunter Biden — his business dealings in China.

FEMA money taken for immigration enforcement: What you need to know

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is the agency in charge of helping Americans before, during and after disaster strikes. So when Homeland Security, the department that oversees the agency, notified Congress of its intent to take about $160 million from FEMA’s coffers and use it for immigration enforcement, Democratic lawmakers came out against the move. The decision raises several questions — what are the FEMA funds going toward, and what does that mean for disaster preparedness? Here’s a rundown of what we learned. 

Adam Schiff's retelling of Donald Trump's Ukraine phone call isn't treason

Even in today’s atmosphere of heightened political rhetoric, the word "treason" stands out.

In context: Adam Schiff’s dramatized version of the Trump-Zelensky call

President Donald Trump has been railing against Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for the way Schiff described Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. We look at Schiff’s comments in context.

Why Ukraine? How an Eastern European country triggered tumult in American politics

What happened in Ukraine didn't stay in Ukraine. Nothing is inevitable, but we trace how the past two decades set the table for the president's phone call with Ukraine that led to an impeachment inquiry.

Trump said Democratic senators threatened Ukraine. That’s misleading

President Donald Trump said that it was Democratic senators who threatened Ukraine leaders. We explain why that’s misleading.

PolitiFact's Trump-Ukraine-Biden coverage in one place

Here's a collection of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage, which we will update as we research and report. ​

Rudy Giuliani's role in Ukraine's investigation of Joe Biden

The whistleblower complaint at the heart of Democrats’ efforts to impeach President Donald Trump alleges that Trump urged Ukraine to revive an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential challenger in the 2020 presidential election.  One name that figures prominently in the complaint: Rudy Giuliani. PolitiFact reviewed the complaint, news reports, and Giuliani’s public statements to piece together the lawyer’s role.

What the whistleblower law says about sharing complaints with Congress

Democrats have argued that the Trump administration is violating federal laws by blocking the release of a recent whistleblower complaint. We checked out what the law says about sharing whistleblower complaints with Congress.

How would an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump work?

Here’s a primer on how the impeachment process works, what acts Trump took that might be considered impeachable, and what history can teach us as this story unfolds.

Trump’s Ukraine call, a whistleblower and the Bidens: What we know, what we don’t

A look at the actions taken by President Donald Trump and the underlying allegations against Joe Biden and Hunter Biden.