This Week on Washington Week: No indications Trump Tower was wiretapped, the GOP health care plan faces new challenges, and the president's "skinny budget"
The White House is aggressively defending President Trump’s claim that the Obama administration tapped his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign. The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee wholly dismissed the accusations and said they saw no evidence of surveillance. In an interview on Fox News, Trump promised to submit more information to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, after the Congressional Budget Office estimated 24 million people could lose insurance coverage, the Republican-backed health care plan is running into roadblocks on Capitol Hill. Speaker Ryan said he is open to modifying the Obamacare replacement plan to ensure it will pass both houses of Congress. Trump, who once promised health care for everybody, signaled he is open to imposing work requirements and co-pays on Medicaid recipients.
President Trump laid out his budget priorities less than 100 days in office. The president says his legislative agenda will promote “America first” and fulfill his campaign promise to shrink the federal government. To make up for increased spending for the Pentagon and Homeland Security, the White House proposes deep cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid.
As a defiant president rallies enthusiastic supporters in red-state campaign events, is Trump’s campaign poetry being stalled by the realities of governing prose?
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