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  1. Jan 2017
    1. greeted by a raucous overflow crowd of some 400-plus CIA employees.

      False. Trump brought a group of supporters to his visit with the CIA. CIA employees were not cheering him. See CBS News, January 23, 2017.

    2. magnetometers

      False. "In fact, a United States Secret Service spokesperson told CNN, no magnetometers were used on the Mall." See CNNMoney, January 21, 2017.

    3. By the way, this applies to any attempts to try to count the number of protestors today in the same fashion.

      False. The women's march in Washington was about 3 times the size of the inauguration, which was close to half a million people. See New York Times, January 22, 2017.

    4. This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration -- period -- both in person and around the globe.

      False. 1965 - about 1.2 million people attended Lyndon B. Johnson's inauguration; in 2009 an estimated 1.9 million people attended Obama's inauguration; in 2013 about 1 million attended Obama's inauguration. See Washington Post, January 22, 2017.

    5. Secondly, photographs of the inaugural proceedings were intentionally framed in a way, in one particular tweet, to minimize the enormous support that had gathered on the National Mall.

      False. There were about 160,000 people in the area of the National Mall leading up to Trump's speech. See New York Times, January 22, 2017.

    6. This was the first time in our nation's history that floor coverings have been used to protect the grass on the Mall.

      "False. Floor coverings were first used in 2013. It’s actually astonishing a White House press secretary would get such a basic fact wrong in a prepared statement from the podium." See Washington Post, January 22, 2017.

    1. shale oil and gas revolution

      Fossil fuel-fired power plants are by far the largest source of U.S. CO2 emissions, making up 31 percent of U.S. total greenhouse gas emissions. Find this fact and others on the EPA site: https://www.epa.gov/cleanpowerplan/fact-sheet-overview-clean-power-plan.

    2. Waters of the U.S. rule

      Here is the full definition and report on the "Waters of the United States" https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-06/documents/epa-hq-ow-2011-0880-20862.pdf And here are more concise fact-sheets that outline the importance of Clean Water and Waters of the United States for stakeholders.

    3. Climate Action Plan

      Here is the CAP as outlined by the Obama administration: https://www.c2es.org/docUploads/obama-cap.pdf