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Trump alleges Obama had Trump' phones wiretapped...Trump calls Schumer a hypocrite...Sessions to provide amended testimony

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 4, 2017 at 7:00 a.m.



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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing former President Barack Obama of having Trump's telephones tapped during last year's election. Trump says in a series of tweets that he "just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower." He isn't offering any evidence or saying what prompted the allegation.

NEW YORK (AP) — With his administration under siege for contacts with Russian officials, President Donald Trump is calling Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer a hypocrite. Trump tweeted a photo of the New York Democrat alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin and called for a probe into Schumer's "ties to Russia and Putin." Schumer says the photo was taken in 2003 when Putin attended the grand opening of a Russian-owned Lukoil gas station.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nine Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have been rebuffed in their effort to get Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. Republican chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley rejected a formal request from the Democratic members. But Sessions says he will provide the panel with amended testimony regarding his contacts with the ambassador during the presidential election campaign.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency would face major funding and job cuts under a Trump administration budget proposal. A draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by The Associated Press shows that in addition to some 3,000 job cuts, programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality would be slashed.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A potential Great Lakes invader has three members of Congress concerned. Republican Reps. Bill Huizenga and Mike Bishop of Michigan and Democrat Marcy Kaptur of Ohio have written President Donald Trump, urging him to break a logjam on preventing Asian carp from making inroads. Shipping interests have opposed upgrades to keep the carp out of Lake Michigan, saying such changes could hamper cargo traffic.

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