Trump’s address to Joint Session of Congress included fat lie about terror attacks in US — foreigners have committed the “vast majority of terrorism-related offenses in the United States since the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.”
Trump lied. Right-wing extremists — not foreigners — commit more terror attacks in the U.S.
During his first speech to Congress on Tuesday, President Trump falsely claimed that foreigners have committed the “vast majority” of terrorism-related offenses in the United States since the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. He used that claim to defend his support for stricter border controls.
In his speech, Trump vowed to protect the United States by demolishing the militant group ISIS. The president pointed to both domestic and international attacks as reasons for having a stringent vetting process for people entering the United States. He did not explicitly mention a “Muslim ban” on travel, but he signaled that his administration would “take new steps to keep our nation safe.” More details from ThinkProgress here.
Sessions failed to disclose meetings with Russian ambassador likely perjuring himself at confirmation hearing.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice last year with the top Russian diplomat in Washington whose interactions with President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Mike Flynn led to Flynn’s firing, according to the Justice Department.
Sessions did not mention either meeting during his confirmation hearings when he said he knew of no contacts between Trump surrogates and Russians. A Justice official said Sessions didn’t mislead senators during his confirmation. More on this developing story from CNN here.