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Can we trust the leader of the most powerful country in the free world when he or she makes statements about events of profound importance under the watchful eye of a free press? The answer to that question helps guide forensic evaluators in data collection, report writing, and testimony. Expert witnesses who testify in civil commitment cases must be prepared to convey the bases for our opinions. We must be skeptical in considering the veracity of written and spoken statements. Forensic evaluators must engage in at least one task of investigative journalists: fact checking.