FACT CHECK: Did Sen. Kennedy Reveal Messages Between Barack Obama And Larry Sinclair?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purports Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy revealed private messages between former President Barack Obama and writer Larry Sinclair.

Verdict: False

The claim is inaccurate. There is no evidence Kennedy revealed any such messages.

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The Twitter post shows a video of Kennedy that allegedly shares new information on the relationship between Obama and Sinclair. Sinclair has accused Obama of many scandals and wrote a book featuring some of them.

The caption reads, “Breaking: Senator Kennedy reads Obama texts to Larry Sinclair.”

The claim is inaccurate. There is no credible news report that this video is of Kennedy reading messages between Obama and Sinclair. The video is of Kennedy during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing regarding the regulation of school curriculum. Kennedy never discussed Sinclair or any allegations regarding Obama’s personal life. The excerpts were from two controversial books that have been banned in certain schools. Kenney says the book titles, “All Boy Aren’t Blue” and “Gender Queer.”

Sinclair claims to have had an affair with Obama in the late 1990s. He recently appeared on an episode of Tucker Carlson’s show, Tucker on Twitter. Sinclair reiterated his claims to Carlson that he had sex and did drugs with Obama before he ran for president. (RELATED: No, CNN Did Not Report That Cash App Went Bankrupt)

This is not the first time misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a post that the NFL told Colin Kaepernick to sell hair products instead of playing football.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter