Why does anyone think they can get away with lies like this now that almost all records are searchable? Years ago I worked with a guy who claimed he had taught at Harvard. He got away with for years until it finally came out that he had once been a sixth grade teacher in the little town of Harvard Massachusetts.
My husband uncovered various fraudulant resumes during his career as aa corporate officer, and later as owner of our own business. It’s difficult to get these guys fired because the hiring authorities are always reluctant to admit their mistakes.
My husband even exposed a so-called “expert” witness on the opposing side in a product trial. His company won the case, but the “expert” continued to serve in other trials because nobody was willing to check his credentials and go on the record. It was easily apparant that he did not posess a PhD because he couldn’t do the math! Sounds like half of Congress, doesn’t it?
You can't if you are a Republican. If they can't find anything on you, they'll make something up - Bush AWOL story, e.g.
The DBM sent dozens of reporters up to Alaska to sift through Sarah Palin's trash, but are not the least bit interested in Menendez, other than to claim that it's a "vast right wing conspiracy" to quote Shrillary.