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Washington Post fact checks Biden and his lies: ‘bottomless Pinocchio’ of misleading claims

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The Washington Post has its own “fact-checker” rating system using “Pinocchios.” During the Trump administration, the Post created a new rating, the “bottomless Pinocchio,” for claims given three Pinocchios.

Glenn Kessler writes that President Joe Biden has “earned his own Bottomless Pinocchio” for statements about Social Security, gas prices and the Second Amendment, among others.

The analysis also fact-checked the president’s claim that seniors were getting an increase in their Social Security checks for the first time in 10 years. The White House also included this claim in a tweet that was deleted.

“The reason Social Security payments are going up is because Social Security benefits, under a law passed in 1972, are adjusted every year to keep pace with inflation,” the Post’s analysis said.

The president also claimed recently that gas was over $5 a gallon when he took office.

“And because of the action we’ve taken, gas prices are declining. We’re down $1.25 since the peak this summer and they’ve been falling for the last three weeks as well, and adding up real savings for families today. The most common price of gas in America is $3.39, down from over $5 when I took office,” Biden said in October.

The Washington Post’s Fact-Checker wrote that the White House has commonly referred to the “most common price” from GasBuddy because California’s high gas prices raise the price of the national average.

The president has also repeated a claim about the Second Amendment several times, which the Washington Post gave four Pinocchios for in 2021.

“The Second Amendment was never absolute,” Biden said in June, despite the claim being debunked. “You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed. You couldn’t go out and purchase a lot of weapons.”

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Carter on Hannity: House Judiciary Committee will subpoena DOJ over Biden classified docs

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Sara Carter joined Sean Hannity to discuss the classified documents being found in multiple places of both work and residence of Joe Biden from his time in the Obama administration. Carter states “One of the big questions from the House Judiciary Committee is how did President Joe Biden’s legal team stumble upon the classified documents that were found at Biden’s former office at the Penn Biden Center.”

“Why hasn’t the FBI been vocal and transparent about the fact that they searched that office and found the classified documents on November 2nd” Carter questions. Additionally, they have not yet “disclosed to the House Committees whether or not they had searched the house in Delaware or Rehoboth Beach to the full extent,” says Carter who noted the committees wanted the information by January 27th.

Carter spoke to sources who told her they will be serving subpoenas to “personnel from the Department of Justice because Attorney General Merrick Garland has refused to answer specific questions they sent to him on January 13th.”

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