Besides, the IOC has been in campaign mode for several years; the schmoozing and fact-finding trips began long ago.
That kind of fact-finding—often amid a scarcity of facts—would be for a jury to determine.
Back in December, a State Department fact-finding mission discovered evidence of Syrian chemical weapons use.
She told Fox News her visit will involve “fact-finding” as well as diplomacy.
Here again the Committee was not engaged on a fact-finding mission, but was seeking to evaluate the evidence in a broad way.
The first step in international consideration of minerals is obviously one of fact-finding.