Political Cornflakes: Fact checking President Donald Trump — 45 times he got it wrong on the impeachment inquiry

(Evan Vucci | AP file photo) President Donald Trump speaks during an event on healthcare prices in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Washington.

Happy Monday! President Donald Trump says his call with the Ukrainian president was “perfect” and that he never asked for anything. The president claims the whistleblower was wrong about everything in that call and that news outlets are making up sources. But, well, that’s not true. CNN’s Daniel Dale offers a fact check of the president’s responses to the impeachment inquiry and 45 times the president got it wrong. [CNN]

Topping the news: Sen. Mike Lee said that he “took the scenic route” to become a fan of the president after he was critical of Donald Trump in 2016. [Trib]

-> Rep. Chris Stewart predicts the American people will be more inclined to support Trump after hearing from witnesses in the impeachment probe. [Trib]

-> Matthew Minkevitch, the longstanding executive director of The Road Home, was fired Friday after news broke of his domestic violence arrest earlier this month. [Trib] [DNews]

-> The selection process for the University of Utah’s new chief safety officer job, created after Lauren McCluskey’s murder, has narrowed the pool down to four finalists. [Trib]

Tweets of the day: From @sarapweber: “Broke: Olympics coming to Utah.

Woke: Real Housewives franchise coming to Utah.”

-> From @AustinBogues: “So why at this hour is Michael Bloomberg changing his stance?”

Happy anniversary: To Jon and Mary Kaye Huntsman.

Also in the news: Four former Daggett County Jail inmates will be granted a total of $122,000 for the abuse they received at the hands of a jail guard. [Trib]

-> Navajo Nation communities in San Juan County will soon have access to Broadband internet thanks to a $17.5 million, multiagency project. [Trib]

-> In an attempt to maintain decorum during an inland port court hearing, a judge is threatening jail sentences for contempt if people who show up don’t behave themselves. [Fox13]

-> Jon Huntsman Jr.’s opponents in the Utah gubernatorial race say they have the upper hand on connections with grassroots politics. [Fox13]

Nationally: Yes, there is such a thing as a presidential medical exam and Donald Trump did not follow routine protocol for it when he visited Walter Reed for an unscheduled exam. [CNN] [NYTimes] [AP]

-> Michael Bloomberg apologized for his longstanding support of “stop-and-frisk” policing strategy ahead of a Democratic presidential run. [AP] [CNN] [NYTimes]

-> House Speaker Nancy Pelosi now says she has “no idea” if the impeachment probe will be finished by the end of December. [Politico]

-> Ahead of the Iowa caucus, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is polling as the new Democratic front-runner. [Fox13] [Politico] [CNN] [NYTimes]

-> White House aide Tim Morrison told impeachment investigators that Gordon Sondland claimed to be acting on Trump’s orders. [Politico]

-> Marie Yovanovitch, who was labeled “bad news” before being ousted from her position by President Donald Trump, testified in a public impeachment hearing on Friday. [NYTimes]

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Thomas Burr and Clara Hatcher

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