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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Timeline of Michael Flynn's turn, from Trump aide to Mueller witness

How to make sense of Michael Flynn's contradictions? He was one of the most distinguished military intelligence officers in a generation. Now he’s the shortest-lived national security adviser in American history after loose-lipped talk with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

A closer look at Donald Trump’s record on military, veterans

In an interview with Fox News, President Donald Trump said his administration has delivered to troops and veterans. We look at the facts.

Is Donald Trump’s pick of Matthew Whitaker for acting attorney general legal?

A day after the midterm elections, President Donald Trump replaced outgoing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Justice Department lawyer Matthew Whitaker. Critics say Trump acted unlawfully because Whitaker hasn’t received Senate confirmation for the role.

What's at stake in the midterms: A primer on 8 key issues for 2018

Campaign coverage often devolves into horse-race coverage -- who’s up and who’s down. But the way the voters cast their ballots on Nov. 6 will have potentially huge implications on public policy. To help our readers better understand what’s at stake in the substantive policy choices this election season, we’ve put together a series of eight articles that explain the issues by visualizing data through charts and graphs.

Marijuana legalization in 5 charts: A 2018 midterm report

About two in three Americans now favor marijuana legalization, a record-high measure of public support for a drug the federal government still puts in the same category as LSD and heroin.

How Congress could force Donald Trump’s hand on Saudi Arabia and Jamal Khashoggi

Lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated with President Donald Trump’s mixed messaging over the disappearance and suspected murder by Saudi agents of Washington Post columnist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi. But they have ways to force Trump into action.

Donald Trump's new NAFTA: A fact-checker's guide to the trade deal

President Donald Trump hailed the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as an even-handed substitute for the North American Free Trade Agreement he has long criticized.

A week to investigate: What a Kavanaugh probe might look like

The Senate Judiciary Committee requested a supplemental check for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a day after hearing hours of dueling testimony from him and Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges the would-be justice sexually assaulted her in their youth.  

Your Kavanaugh-Ford hearing questions answered

In the course of four hours, Ford talked about an assault in a bedroom some 36 years ago before the Senate Judiciary Committee. It’s an account that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh later vehemently denied. ​

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s press conference on eve of Kavanaugh, Ford hearings

Trump defended his Supreme Court nominee as a good man of the highest caliber hours after a third woman accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.