MSNBC 12 Sep 2020

Politics Experts Fact Check Giuliani In Light of Woodward Book


Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Woodward book revelations, and how recent events could impact the 2020 election are analyzed by politics experts in conversation with host Jonathan Capehart.

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The US presidential race has been one of fierce debates, lively town halls and intense social-media battles. But what are the facts? And do they matter?
The art of fact-checking those in power came to the forefront in 2016 alongside the rise of then Republican candidate Donald Trump. This year, it's back in full force with newsrooms dedicating entire teams of reporters to diligently check the claims of President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
In this episode of The Stream, we discuss the value and effectiveness of fact-checking in an age where facts can be disputed.
CNN's Daniel Dale fact-checks some of the claims made by President Trump in response to questions from Pennsylvania voters during ABC's town hall.
On Sept. 25, the Kremlin website released an item headlined: "Statement by President of Russia Vladimir Putin on a comprehensive program of measures for restoring the Russia - U.S. cooperation in the field of international information security."

The statement calls on the U.S. and Russia to "exchange, in a mutually acceptable format, guarantees of non-intervention into internal affairs of each other, including into electoral processes, inter alia, by means of the ICTs and high-tech methods."

The Putin statement is misleading.

It is well established that Russia has intervened in the internal affairs of not only the United States, but also Russia's neighbors and Western European countries, using a variety of means.

The Russian government, including Putin himself, has resolutely denied having engaged in any of these acts of interference, from social media trolling operations to sophisticated cyberattacks.

U.S. intelligence agencies have said Russia's efforts to meddle in the upcoming U.S. presidential election - online and via other means - are continuing.

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