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Can President Trump Handle the Truth?

March 23, 2017
Michael Scherer | TIME
"The more the conversation continued, the more the binary distinctions between truth and falsehood blurred."
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Trump Lays Plans to Reverse Obama’s Climate Change Legacy

March 22, 2017
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
President Trump is poised in the coming days to announce his plans to dismantle the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate change legacy.
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White House stays firm on wiretap accusations

March 21, 2017
Kimberly Atkins | Boston Herald
The White House is not backing down from President Trump’s Twitter claim that former President Barack Obama ordered a wiretap of his New York offices.
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What will it take for the president to retract his tweets about Obama?

March 20, 2017
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
President Trump will not let go of his claim that former president Barack Obama tapped his phones at Trump Tower during the election, despite no supporting evidence.
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Trump Digs In on Wiretap, No Matter Who Says Differently

March 17, 2017
Peter Baker, Charlie Savage | The New York Times
The White House made clear on Thursday that it would stand by the president's unsubstantiated claim that President Obama secretly tapped his phones last year.
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Britain's top spies say Trump's claims they helped wiretap him are "nonsense"

March 17, 2017
Yochi Dreazen | Vox
Britain’s top electronic surveillance agency, the GCHQ, dismissed President Trump’s new charge that it helped former President Obama spy on Trump as “nonsense.”
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Both parties press FBI on wiretapping, Russia

March 16, 2017
Manu Raju | CNN
Lawmakers are getting antsy waiting for the FBI to provide any evidence that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower.
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Trump Spokesman Is ‘Very Confident’ Wiretapping Evidence Will Emerge

March 15, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
The White House spokesman said on Tuesday that he was confident President Trump’s claim that President Obama spied on him during the 2016 campaign would eventually be found to be true.
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Using Air Quotes, White House Walks Back ‘Wiretap’ Talk

March 14, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
Two senior White House officials suggested on Monday that President Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that President Barack Obama had tapped his telephone was not meant to be taken literally.
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