DC Daily: Controversy continues over Trump's wiretapping claims; new travel ban details released

Posted at 8:19 AM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 18:42:14-05

Fallout continues over President Donald Trump's accusations that now-former President Barack Obama ordered that Trump Tower be wiretapped.

What's happening in the political world:

President's revised travel ban applies to those seeking new visas
-- President Trump's new travel ban will temporarily halt entries to the United States for people from six Muslim-majority countries who are seeking new visas. He is expected to sign the order Monday.

People from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen who do not currently have valid visas will be blocked from coming to the U.S. for 90 days. Iraq was removed from the list of banned countries.


Muslims in Congress blast new Trump travel ban
-- The two Muslim members of Congress -- Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison and Rep. Andre Carson -- swiftly blasted President Trump's new version of the travel ban as still targeting Muslim-majority countries.

Wiretapping controversy continues to unfold
-- The FBI has asked the U.S. Justice Department to refute President Trump's claims that President Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump's phones last year. However, as of Monday morning, the Justice Department has not responded to the FBI's request or the president's series of tweets that made the accusations.

On Sunday, Trump's aides asked Congress to look into whether the Obama administration abused its investigative powers during the 2016 election.

What Obama says about wiretapping claims
-- Former President Obama's spokesman issued a statement that denied Trump's accusations that the former president wiretapped Trump Tower.

House GOP releases Obama health care overhaul plan
-- It's taken years and five different congressional committees working in consultation to repeal Obamacare, but House Republicans have finally released a bill. The measure would roll back the government's health care role.