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DATA CONFIRMATION REQUEST:
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The Trump admin & certain campaign operatives/friends have put out a series of numbers over the past three years. I'm seeking any source material that can substantiate their accuracy - or even a source itself from which they were derived...
1. Despite an IG report on 1/17/19 that found the admin had NEVER tracked the NUMBER of migrant children separated at the border (since the beginning of family separations), HHS issued the # "1488" four months prior. From what data set was this # derived?
apnews.com/aad956b7281f40…
2. In April, 2018, it was reported that ICE repeatedly targeted & apprehended U.S. citizens for deportation by mistake, releasing 1,488 from custody since 2012.
It appears this # was given by ICE to an LATimes reporter. From what data set was 1488 derived?
thedailybeast.com/1488-us-citize…
3. In Feb, 2016, then-candidate Trump re-tweeted a Mussolini quote.

When asked about it by Chuck Todd, Trump used the number 14, twice, to identify a number (by the millions) of followers. Was the accuracy of this repeated number ever substantiated?
4. On July 15, 2018, the Trump campaign announced that it raised $88 million. Was this number ever substantiated? Why $88, and not $90 or $87 or $89?
nytimes.com/2018/07/15/us/…
5. In Sept 2016, candidate Trump released an endorsement letter signed by 88 retired military figures.
Could they not find an 89th? Or get that number up to 100?
forward.com/news/349362/is…
6. In Nov, 2018, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted an attack against independent Maine Senator Angus King, included a statistic: 88%.
Like the Trump lie count, is there a count on the % of times specific Senators have voted together? Or did he just make that up?
7. More use of 14 + 88 out of DHS, Feb 2018:
“On average, out of 88 [asylum] claims that pass the credible fear screening, fewer than 13 will ultimately result in a grant of asylum” and “14 distinct sets of claims.”

Searching for data sets for these #s.
salon.com/2018/07/06/did…
Please attach links to campaign or official government sites where these numbers can be researched and verified.
Thank you.
CODA.
This man worked on the 2016 campaign and now has a White House press pass.
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