Washington Post

How the conventions of political journalism help spread Trump’s lies

The report from the Department of Justice’s inspector general on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation finds that the FBI’s decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton was untainted by bias or politics.

President Trump says he’s ‘totally exonerated’ by Justice report, and that FBI was ‘plotting against my election’

President Donald Trump said that he had been “totally exonerated” by a new Justice Department report that is highly critical of several key FBI figures in the Hillary Clinton email probe, including former FBI Director James Comey.

FBI Director James Comey had an outsize effect on media coverage right before the 2016 election

The closeness of the 2016 Presidential election — 78,000 votes in three states gave Donald Trump the victory — means that small things could have swung the result.