Trump insists: Obama spied on me | The minute

He did. He spied on me. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

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1. ‘He stands by it’

Pressed on whether Donald Trump still believes Barack Obama “wire tapped” his phones in Trump Tower in October, press secretary Sean Spicer said “he stands by it”. This despite a new statement from the senate intelligence committee ...

Read US national security editor Spencer Ackerman’s coverage

What is he standing by? Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

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'No indications'

Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016.

– Republican Richard Burr and Democrat Mark Warner, heads of the Senate intelligence committee

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2. ‘No, it was surveillance’

Trump “didn’t mean specifically wiretapping”, Spicer said, but surveillance more generally. The charge not only directly contradicts Senate investigators – it amounts to an accusation that Obama and the security services had committed a felony.

Living the dream. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

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‘President Obama was tapping my phones’

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3. Trump’s ‘budget’

The White House released what it said was a budget outline. In fact it was an extremely brief document that mentioned a lot of new money for defense ($52bn), eliminated funds for key anti-poverty programs and didn’t address revenue or entitlement spending at all.

Arts funding on chopping block

Office of management of the budget director Mick Mulvaney. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

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4. Programs facing cuts

Programs facing cuts under Trump’s budget, which would have to pass Congress to take effect, included legal services for victims of domestic violence, food vouchers for single mothers, and the Meals for Wheels program for needy seniors. The budget chops EPA funding too.

Legal services on chopping block

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The budget director speaks

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The press secretary speaks

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The budget director speaks again

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... and also, we'll take away their Medicaid

Can we really continue to ask a coal miner in West Virginia or a single mom in Detroit to pay for these programs? And the answer is no. We can ask them to pay for defense, and we will. But we can’t ask them to continue to pay for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

– Budget director Mick Mulvaney

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Deus ex Ivankina?

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5. Trump welcomes Irish leader

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... and another thing:

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