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Alternative fact of the week

Alternative fact of the week

Before Donald J. Trump's wiretapping allegation took its turn from the weird to the even weirder this week (and more about that in a bit), a national television audience got the chance to witness a Trumpian "alternative fact" debunked in real time. During Monday's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Mr. Trump was on Twitter triumphantly proclaiming that "The NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process," along with a C-SPAN clip.

But what Mr. Trump may possess in excessively wishful thinking, he lacks in reporting skills. That wasn't what FBI Director James Comey or the NSA's director, Admiral