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Trump tax return gives rare look at president's finances

March 15, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
The White House confirmed details of the president’s 2005 federal tax return after its first two pages were leaked Tuesday.
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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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Michael Flynn Was Paid to Represent Turkey’s Interests During Trump Campaign

March 11, 2017
Peter Baker, Matthew Rosenberg | The New York Times
he candidate he was advising last fall was running on a platform of America First. The client he was working for last fall was paying him more than $500,000 to put Turkey first.
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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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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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