President Trump Wednesday discussed his accusation that President Obama ordered “wires” at Trump Tower tapped during last year’s presidential campaign in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Trump said that the administration “will be submitting things” to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence “very soon.” The president added that he “will be, perhaps speaking about this next week” and predicted that “you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next 2 weeks. (WATCH JONATHAN HUNT REPORT ON NEW TRAVEL BAN CHALLENGES LIVE AT 10 AM ET ON FOX NEWS CHANNEL)
TRUMP’S FIRST BUDGET PLAN
President Trump’s first budget, which is set to be released Thursday at 7 a.m. ET, will dramatically cut funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and State Department in order to fund new military and immigration enforcement spending. The “skinny” budget will likely face opposition in the House and Senate and will likely be amended several times before it gets past. Besides major cuts to the EPA and State Department, the budget also calls for a cease in federal funding for NPR and PBS.