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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Fact-checking Donald Trump in Singapore about North Korea

President Donald Trump detailed his discussion with Kim Jong Un during a lengthy press conference following the North Korea-United States summit. Trump touched on everything from the troops in South Korea and denuclearization, the main objective of the summit, to human rights, trade deficits and NATO.

So the Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un handshake happened. Now what?

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un adopted a conciliatory tone as they opened a new chapter in their often-tense courtship, with both leaders broadly agreeing at a historic Singapore summit to pursue a path towards more peaceful relations.   

Cell phone showdown. MSNBC takes on Fox News' Sean Hannity over obstruction of justice talk

Critics of Fox News commentator Sean Hannity have seized on statements he made during his nationally broadcast show to claim Hannity is urging targets of the Russia special counsel investigation to destroy their phones and purge their emails to avoid prosecution.

John Kerry was in Paris. But did he meet with Iranians? He says no

Republican operatives claimed to have definitive proof that the chief American architect of the Iran nuclear deal met secretly with Iranian officials in Paris just days after President Donald Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the international accord.

What's true, what's not about Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting

Sorting fact from fiction in the May 18, 2018, Santa Fe High School shooting.

A closer look at payments to Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen

Several corporations admitted to paying President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen in hopes of gaining access to Trump or his thinking after financial records of the transactions were released by a lawyer representing Stormy Daniels.

One year into Mueller probe, a review of attacks and key questions

It’s been one year to the day since Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate  "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump." So who’s on Mueller’s team? What has he done -- publicly, at least -- during his first year? What limits does Mueller face in investigating the president? And what tools can Trump use to stymie Mueller’s probe?

Fact-checking Donald Trump CIA pick Gina Haspel’s Senate hearing

President Donald Trump’s pick for CIA director faced tough questions from lawmakers about her role in the CIA’s interrogation of detainees in U.S. custody following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Trump withdraws U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal. Here’s what you need to know

President Donald Trump announced the United States would exit a nuclear pact with Iran and re-impose sanctions on Tehran, saying the Obama-era deal failed to contain the regime’s nuclear ambitions and regional meddling.

Donald Trump's NRA speech, fact-checked

We fact-checked his May 4, 2018, address to the NRA-ILA forum.