WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump overlooks the facts regarding the investigation of Russia and its economic performance. The president suggests that the 34 counts of indictment or guilty pleas Special advocate Robert Mueller had little to do with him. But Trump ignores the reality. More importantly, his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, involved Trump in a crime by linking him to a hiding ploy. Cohen also pleaded guilty to having lied to Congress about his efforts during the 2016 campaign to align a Trump Tower project in Moscow, saying he had done so to align himself on the "political message" of Trump. On the economy, Trump declared a record of unemployment for blacks and Hispanics and Americans of Asian descent, even as the numbers rose after the partial closure of the government. And he described the steel industry as "totally relaunched" despite 20,000 job cuts over the last decade. Last week's claims, also covering global warming and the supposed progress in building a border wall: TRUMP: "Among the 34 people, many of them were bloggers from Moscow or people who had not nothing to do with me, had nothing to do with what they were talking about or there were people who got caught telling stories or lying … I think it's a terrible thing. happened to this country, because this investigation is a witch hunt. "- CBS interview, broadcast Sunday. THE FACTS: Trump is right to say that Mueller's team has charged or obtained guilty pleas from 34 people. He is wrong to suggest that no one had anything to do with him or were simply "Moscow bloggers". Among these people are six Trump associates and 25 Russians accused of intervention in the 2016 elections. In particular, Cohen was definitely in trouble for what he had done for Trump. Cohen pleaded guilty in August to several counts of indictment and said Trump had ordered him to arrange hidden cash payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and to have him arrested. former Playboy model, Karen McDougal, to protect herself from the damage caused by her candidacy for the White House. Prosecutorial records in December corroborated Cohen's claims. The Ministry of Justice has stated that secret payments are undeclared contributions to the campaign that are supposed to affect the outcome of the elections. This assertion makes payments subject to campaign finance laws, which limit the amount of donations that can be made to a campaign and prevent companies from making direct contributions. It is true that many of Trump's former associates, including Cohen, have been accused of lying to the FBI. According to Mueller's indictment in February, thirteen Russians and three Russian entities are accused of trying to help Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton by running a covert campaign on social media and seeking to mobilize Trump's supporters. when they pretend to be American political activists. The indictment indicates that the clandestine campaign was organized by Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm financed by companies controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a wealthy businessman linked to President Vladimir Putin. Mueller also accused 12 Russian army intelligence officers of Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and the release of tens of thousands of private communications. According to the accusations, the Russian defendants, using a character known as Guccifer 2.0, contacted a person in contact with the Trump campaign in August 2016 to offer help. And they say that the same day that Trump, in a speech, urged Russia to retrieve the missing emails from Clinton, Russian hackers tried for the first time to break into the email accounts used by his personal office.TRUMP: "You look at General Flynn where the FBI said he was not lying, but Robert Mueller said he was there, and they took a man and destroyed his life." – Interview with CBS. THE FACTS: This is not what the FBI said. And Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, admitted that he had lied to the FBI after pleading guilty. The idea that Flynn had not lied to the FBI had gained momentum after the Republicans of the House's intelligence committee had reported back. year. At a private meeting, former FBI director James Comey told lawmakers that the agents who had questioned Flynn "did not discern any physical signs of deception" and that they did not see "nothing that would tell them that he knew that he was lying to them." But Comey called this description "garble" in a private interview with the legislators of the House in December.
Comey, in essence, said that Flynn was a good liar, having a "natural conversation" with the agents, "fully answered their questions, but they nevertheless concluded that he was lying." At the December sentencing hearing, Flynn Judge Emmet Sullivan acknowledged that he knew it was a crime when he had lied to the FBI in January 2017. Flynn refused to accept the judge's offer to withdraw his guilty plea. Neither he nor his lawyers contested that he had lied to agents. UNEMPLOYMENTTRUMP: "You have seen the report on employment just published.African Americans have the best figures on employment in our country Hispanics are the best figures in the history of our country Americans of Asian origin are the best in the history of our country. "- Interview with CBS. FACTS: Black unemployment is not the lowest ever recorded, possibly in part due to the partial closure of the government, which helped lift unemployment last month. Black unemployment reached a low of 5.9% in May. But this figure is volatile on a monthly basis. This rate has since increased to 6.8% in January. Unemployment in the United States and the United States of America has also increased compared to record lows last year. The unemployment rate among Hispanics was 4.9% last month, compared to 4.4% in October and December. The unemployment rate of Americans of Asian origin was 3.1%, up from 2.2% in May. In addition, there are many signs that the gap in racial wealth is now widening. The most spectacular drop in black unemployment was recorded by President Barack Obama, who rose from 16.8% in March 2010, his peak recession to 7.8% in January 2017. THE WALLTRUMP: "The song must now being "finish the wall" as opposed to "build the wall" because we build a lot of walls, I started this six months ago – we really started going to town – because I could see that we were not going anywhere with the Democrats. "- Comments Friday.TRUMP:" Large sections of WALL have already been built and many more are under construction or about to leave. "Renovation of Existing Walls is also a very big part of the plan to finally, after several decades, secure our border properly.The wall is one way or the other! "- tweet Thursday. THE FACTS: Despite all his speeches on progress, he has not added any additional kilometer of barrier to the border so far. Construction is expected to begin this month on a dike system in the Rio Grande Valley that will add 14 km of barrier, the first extension of its presidential term. This will be paid under the $ 1.4 billion budget approved by Congress last year. Most of the work under contracts awarded by the Trump administration is intended to replace the barrier existing. When Trump says that large parts of the wall have already been built, he is not grateful that previous administrations have built these sections. Barriers are currently covering 1,052 kilometers (654 miles), about one-third of the border. This construction took place mainly from 2006 to 2009. STEEL INDUSTRYTRUMP: "The tariffs on the" dumping "of steel in the United States have totally revived our iron and steel industry, and new and expanded factories are developing everywhere in the US. United States, the industry, but it has created many jobs, and billions have been poured into our cash – a big winner for us "- tweet on January 28th. THE FACTS: It exaggerates the recovery of the steel industry, especially with regard to jobs. In December, the steel industry employed 141,600 people, says the Labor Department in its latest data. Last March, when Trump announced that it would charge the rates, it was 139,400 euros. This represents a gain of only 2,200 jobs at a time when the global economy has added nearly 2 million jobs. In percentage terms, the number of jobs in the steel industry increased by 1.6%, barely more than the 1.3% increase in all jobs. However, these numbers are still lower than before the recession of 2008-2009. At the beginning of the economic downturn, there were nearly 162,000 metallurgists. Some companies have announced plans to add or expand plants. It's hard to know how many jobs will be created by newly planned plants. But construction spending in factories has not yet taken off significantly after being down between 2016 and 2018. Construction spending in factories has been stable over the past year, according to the Census Bureau. Trump's reference to "billions in our cash flow" is money from tariffs on steel and other foreign products. These tariffs are generally paid by US importers, not by foreign countries or companies, and the costs are often passed on to consumers. So, this money that goes to the government comes mainly from Americans .___ VOTER FRAUDTRUMP: "58,000 non-citizens voted in Texas, and 95,000 non-citizens voted to vote.These figures are just the visible part of the vote. In California, electoral fraud is rampant, we must stop … Strong voter identity! "- tweet January 27th. THE FACTS: This "iceberg" quickly began to dissolve when officials found serious problems with a report from the Texas Secretary of State's office on election fraud. More generally, Trump overestimates the magnitude of this type of fraud across the United States. According to the Texan report, no less than 95,000 non-US citizens could be on the state's electoral lists and as many as 58,000 have voted at least once since 1996. Since it came out, however, officials have State election have been advising county election leaders of problems with the results. Local officials told The Associated Press that they had received calls from the office of the Texas Secretary of State, David Whitley, stating that some citizens had been wrongly included in the data. 39; origin. Until now, no one on the lists has been confirmed as a non-citizen voter. Election officials in Texas' largest county have said that about 18,000 voters in the Houston area had been falsely reported as potentially ineligible, and they expect more of them. errors of this type are on their list. The Attorney General of the Republic of Texas, Ken Paxton, acknowledged the problems in the report, it is stated that "many of these people may have been naturalized before registering and voting, which makes them perfectly legal behavior ". The first statements by other states of a possible large-scale illegal vote have not stood. When Florida started looking for non-citizens in 2012, for example, state officials initially found 180,000 people suspected of being ineligible to vote when comparing databases of registered voters and driver's licenses. Florida officials subsequently drew up a purge list of over 2,600 names, but this list was also vague. Finally, a revised list of 198 possible names of non-citizens was produced using a federal database. In the United States, overall, the actual number of fraud cases is very small and the type of voter identification code is designed to prevent an identity theft of voters . at the polls – is almost nonexistent. In the trials that invalidated some identity laws as discriminatory, election officials could barely cite a case in which someone was accused of electoral fraud in person. JUDGESTRUMP: "After all that I have done for the Armed Forces, our great veterans, Judges (99), Judges (2) … is there anyone who really thinks I will not build the wall? "- tweet the 27th January. FACTS: He boasts of his past as judges and federal judges on the dock. But this record is not extraordinary. It also distorts the total number of judges that have been confirmed by the Senate – this is 85, not 99.Although Trump managed to appoint two Supreme Court justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, during his first two years in office, four other modern presidents did the same – Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard Nixon. Trump, meanwhile, is surpassed by the number of judges confirmed by Warren Harding (four), William Taft (five), Abraham Lincoln (three) and George Washington (six), according to Russell Wheeler, visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution and Expert on Judicial Appointments.The total of 85 Trump Judicial appointments is lower than five former Presidents in comparable positions. The five are George W. Bush, 99; Clinton, 128; Ronald Reagan, 88; Nixon, 91; and Kennedy, 111, according to Wheeler analysis. ___ CLIMATE CHANGETRUMP: "In the beautiful Midwest, the wind chill reaches minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded.In the coming days, we expect it to get even colder. can not stay out even Global Waming, come back soon, we need you! "- tweet on January 28th. THE FACTS: Global warming does not need to make a comeback because it's not gone. Periods of extreme cold in some parts of the globe do not mean withdrawal. The Earth is considerably warmer than 30 years ago and especially 100 years ago. The 48 least populated states represent only 1.6% of the globe. Therefore, what happens at a given moment is not an indicator of the climate of the planet. Despite this, despite the brutal cold in the Midwest and East of the country, five Western states are warmer than normal. "It's just an extreme weather event and it's not representative of temperature trends globally," said Victor Gensini, a climatologist at Northern Illinois University. . "It's exactly the opposite is happening in Australia," where the three-digit heat is grilling and breaking records. Trump's own administration released a scientific report last year claiming that if climate change caused by humans will reduce the number of deaths due to cold weather, "in 49 major cities in the United States, the changes in extremely hot and extremely cold temperatures are expected to result in over 9,000 additional premature deaths a year "by the end of the century, if greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow at a recent pace. climate. The weather is like the mood, which is fleeting. The climate is like personality, which is long term. Editors Christopher Rugaber, Jill Colvin, Colleen Long and Seth Borenstein in Washington, Elliot Spagat in San Diego and Paul J. Weber in Austin, Texas, contributed to this report. Find AP Fact Controls on http: // apne .ws / 2kbx8bdFollow @APFactCheck on Twitter: https://twitter.com/APFactCheckEDITOR'S NOTE _ Look at the veracity of statements by political figures