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Rapport Between Donald Trump, Barack Obama Crumbles

March 8, 2017
Carol Lee, Peter Nicholas | The Wall Street Journal
The rapport between Barack Obama and Donald Trump is unraveling, with the president convinced that Mr. Obama is undermining his nascent administration.
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White House aides struggle to defend Trump wiretap claims

March 7, 2017
Ashley Parker, Jenna Johnson | The Washington Post
The White House on Monday attempted to defend President Trump’s unfounded claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.
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FBI director James Comey asked Justice Department to refute Trump's wiretapping claims, sources say

March 6, 2017
Pierre Thomas, Jack Date, Rhonda Schwartz, Erin Dooley | ABC News
FBI Director James Comey asked the Justice Department to publicly refute President Trump's assertion that his predecessor, ordered a wiretap of Trump's phones.
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Former Intelligence Chiefs Dispute Trump Wiretap Allegations

March 6, 2017
Ben Brody, Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg Politics
Former U.S. intelligence officials continued to dispute President Donald Trump’s explosive allegations that he was subject to wiretapping ordered by his predecessor.
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Trump, citing no evidence, accuses Obama of ‘Nixon/Watergate’ plot to wiretap Trump Tower

March 4, 2017
Philip Rucker, Ellen Nakashima, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
President Trump on Saturday angrily accused former president Barack Obama of orchestrating a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap the phones at his Trump Tower headquarters last fall in the run-up to the election.
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President Obama's first address to Congress

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February 27, 2009
President Obama delivered his first joint session address in 2009.
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Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students

February 23, 2017
Jeremy W. Peters, Jo Becker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.
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Trump Tells Israel New Settlements May Hurt Peace Process

February 3, 2017
Joe Sobczyk, Margaret Talev | Bloomberg Politics
President Trump told the Israeli government that building new settlements in disputed West Bank territory may complicate attempts to reach a peace with the Palestinians.
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