HIGHLIGHTS-The Trump presidency on March 20 at 9:20 P.M. EDT/March 21 0120 GMT

Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:20am GMT
 

March 20 (Reuters) - Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Monday:

RUSSIA AND SURVEILLANCE

FBI Director James Comey confirms for the first time that the bureau is investigating possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia as Moscow sought to influence the 2016 U.S. election.

SUPREME COURT NOMINEE

Neil Gorsuch, Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, emphasizes the need for judicial independence even as the president castigates jurists who have ruled against him, while Democrats question whether Gorsuch would rule against abortion rights and gun control while favoring corporations.

HEALTHCARE

Congressional Republicans recraft their Obamacare replacement bill in hopes of satisfying critics as Trump prepares to promote his first major legislative initiative on Capitol Hill.   Continued...

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