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The gifted Mr. Santos: Untangling a congressman-web elect’s of deceit

George Santos has spun an elaborate web of lies about his identity and his past. He claims to be a graduate of two universities, only to admit he has no college degree at all. Even by the low standards for truth-telling in politics, the scope of Santos’s falsehoods is breathtaking. In an unsuccessful House race, Santos pitched himself as a gay man of Brazilian descent in Donald Trump’s Republican Party. His campaign website said he had degrees from Baruch College and New York University. On Monday, he spoke about the revelations that Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, others had no records of him.