Highlights: Trump’s Presidency on March 8 at 1:45 pm EST

© Reuters. United States President Donald Trump attends a meeting with the United States House Deputy Whip Team in the East Room of the White House in Washington, USA.

(Reuters) – Highlight of the day for the administration of US President Donald Trump on Wednesday:

INTERVENTION TO THE TELEPHONE LINE

Two senior members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee are asking the FBI and the Justice Department for any information they have on Trump’s claim that his predecessor, Barack Obama, ordered wiretapping of him during last year’s presidential campaign.

FBI Director James Comey says he has no plans to resign anytime soon, days after he reportedly rejected accusations by President Donald Trump that the Obama administration had tapped his phones during the 2016 election.

HEALTH CARE

Democrats mount a fierce uphill battle Wednesday to thwart a Trump-backed Republican plan to reform America’s healthcare system, even as the legislation also draws criticism from a major medical group and dissatisfied conservatives.

BUDGET

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says he expects to release the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 federal budget plans on March 15.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Trump plans to meet with a group of infrastructure business leaders, including Elon Musk of Tesla (NASDAQ 🙂 Inc

ADMINISTRATION

Wall Street attorney Jay Clayton, chosen by President Donald Trump to head the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, agrees to refrain from agency affairs involving his law firm and former clients, according to an ethics agreement.

CORPORATE RELATIONS

Interviews with nearly a dozen corporate executives and lobbyists say the Trump they see in private meetings is very different from the Trump criticizing companies on Twitter.

IMMIGRATION

Trump’s immigration policies could lead to collective expulsions of migrants in a violation of international law, says the United Nations human rights chief.

ICAHN

The government watchdog group Public Citizen asks lawmakers to investigate whether billionaire investor Carl Icahn should have been subject to lobbying disclosure laws when he advised Trump to review the US biofuel program.

PROTESTS

American women plan to take advantage of International Women’s Day to stop working and demonstrate across the country in an effort to build on the momentum generated by the massive marches held the day after Trump’s inauguration.

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