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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:


May 12, 2018

NOT REAL: Federal Judge Slaps Mueller Down, Rules He Overstepped His Prosecutorial Power

THE FACTS: A federal judge has not ruled that special counsel Robert Mueller overstepped his authority by bringing charges against a former Trump campaign chairman, contrary to an article on the website Republic Information. U.S. Senior Judge T.S. Ellis III did ask pointed questions about Mueller's authority at a pretrial hearing in Virginia and suggested that prosecutors' true motive was to get Paul Manafort to "sing" against the president. But the judge withheld a ruling on a motion by Manafort's defe...

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