October 8, 2018

President Trump on Monday said that allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were "a hoax that was set up by the Democrats," and told the audience at the International Association of Police Chiefs that the allegations were "brought about by people that are evil."

He lauded Kavanaugh as "flawless," and said it was "very, very unfair" that his confirmation process was marred by sexual assault allegations from three women. Trump called them "totally untrue," and said it was a "great honor to be involved in this situation" and push Kavanaugh through to his confirmation.

One accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified under oath that she came forward independently and is "no one's pawn."

Watch Trump rail against the "disgraceful situation" and "false accusations" below, via ABC News. Summer Meza

September 27, 2016

Donald Trump swears he isn't trying to start any "conspiracy theories," but he couldn't help but wonder Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends whether anyone else noticed something fishy about his microphone at Monday night's presidential debate. "I had a problem with a microphone that didn't work. My microphone was terrible. I wonder, was it set up that way on purpose? My microphone — in the room they couldn't hear me, you know, it was going on and off. Which isn't exactly great. I wonder if it was set up that way, but it was terrible," Trump said, noting his microphone was "crackling" and Clinton "didn't have that problem."

And, just in case you were wondering, that sound you may have heard during the debate was not Trump sniffling. Nope — that too was all the fault of a defective mic, he said. "No, no sniffles," Trump said. "No, you know, the mic was very bad, but maybe it was good enough to hear breathing, but there was no sniffles." Becca Stanek

July 14, 2016

Around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, the Republican National Convention's Rules Committee announced a recess until 1 p.m. due to a "paper jam." Now some are claiming that the alleged technical issues are all a giant cover-up to allow chairman Reince Priebus to speak with Sen. Mike Lee.

A whole lot of attention falls on this backroom conversation because a small number of Republicans are still hoping to get to the stage where a floor fight knocks Trump from being the nominee. Most people think this isn't possible, but if the Stop Trump folks are able to get 28 delegates on the Rules Committee to agree, they can send a minority report forward to the full convention for a vote. That would lead to chaos on the convention floor, and loosen what had looked like Trump's iron grasp on the nomination.

Lee, who is on the committee with his wife, has not said how he plans to vote and the Stop Trump people are feeling good that he'll side with them. Because there are somewhere between 20 and 30 people who would support the minority report, Lee's vote is potentially huge.

Other sources claim that anti-Trump leaders like Kendal Unruh, the Colorado delegate fighting to allow delegates to vote according with their conscience, are also a part of the recess meeting. "It's unclear whether anti-Trump representatives will agree to the deal. The incentive is unclear, as they are assured of a vote on their amendments anyway — and, in the eyes of their allies, their best chance at success may be wearing down their fellow delegates with a long, drawn-out meeting," National Review writes.

But the fact that these meetings are taking place during the printer jam recess is a mighty big coincidence, printer truthers agree. Jeva Lange

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