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In the face of mounting scrutiny surrounding allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Trump raised two past controversies involving his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton.

His first tweet appeared to reference articles published by conservative outlet the Daily Caller, which reported that lobbyist Tony Podesta, brother of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, was paid to represent Russia's largest bank as it sought to end an economic sanction imposed by the Obama administration. The website cited Senate lobbying disclosure forms in its reporting.

Trump then referenced a scandal that emerged last year when leaked emails purportedly hacked from John Podesta's account included a message from Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile containing a question that was later asked during the CNN Democratic primary debate.

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President Trump praised Fox News after the airing of a "Fox & Friends" segment recapping the allegation that a senior U.S. intelligence official revealed the names of some of Trump's associates in intelligence reports, despite rules requiring that such names be kept confidential in most cases.

Fox News first raised the allegation in a report based on anonymous sources that was published online three days before. One of the authors, Adam Housley, was featured in the televised segment.

Again citing anonymous sources, Housley reasserted his claim that electronic surveillance of Trump and some of his associates was conducted before Trump won the GOP presidential nomination. Housley said that some of those associates were named in intelligence reports, which he called "unprecedented." It's not clear who allegedly ordered the surveillance, he said.

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President Trump tweeted about the Wounded Warrior Project's upcoming Soldier Ride in Washington.

The annual ride provides an "opportunity for wounded service members and veterans to use cycling and camaraderie to overcome physical, mental, or emotional wounds," according to the charity's website.

Participants have been welcomed to the White House each year since 2008.

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President Trump welcomed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi to the White House for a day of private meetings. 

“We agree on so many things,” Trump said of Sisi as the two men met in the Oval Office and shook hands.

Sisi, Trump said, has "done a fantastic job in a very difficult situation. We are very much behind Egypt and the people of Egypt.”

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President Trump's motorcade arrives at the Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Va., on April 2, 2017.
President Trump's motorcade arrives at the Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Va., on April 2, 2017. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images)

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President Trump shared a photograph of the White House lighted in blue to raise awareness of autism.

Trump included a link to a proclamation he signed designating April 2, 2017, as World Autism Awareness Day.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the president is keeping a promise to the late wife of his friend Bob Wright that he would illuminate the White House in blue if he won the election.

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President Trump continued to dismiss mounting questions over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties between Russia and members of his campaign team.

He instead turned attention to his own claim that his predecessor, President Obama, wiretapped his phones during the election. Trump continued to insist that those who leak information to the news media should be identified.

The White House has offered no evidence to support Trump's claim, which he first made in a tweet sent March 4, that he was the subject of improper surveillance by the Obama administration.

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President Trump assured the public that the Republicans' effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, remains underway. His comment came a little over a week after the GOP's health bill, which Trump backed, collapsed in the U.S. House.

Hours after Trump tweeted, he brought Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia to talk health policy with the outspoken critic of the failed health plan.

The president golfed and discussed policy with Paul and budget director Mick Mulvaney, said White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham.

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People wearing masks resembling President Donald Trump take part in the 32nd annual April Fools Day Parade in New York on April 1. This year's theme was "Make Russia Great Again."
People wearing masks resembling President Donald Trump take part in the 32nd annual April Fools Day Parade in New York on April 1. This year's theme was "Make Russia Great Again." (Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty Image)

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President Trump blasted the news media for covering alleged contacts between Russian officials and members of his campaign, which are being probed by the House and Senate intelligence committees as part of two separate investigations into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election.

Trump called for the media to instead report on his unproven claim that the Obama administration wiretapped his phones during the election, an allegation that's been refuted by the heads of the FBI and intelligence agencies.

Trump has denounced any questions surrounding Russia as “fake news” and a political “witch hunt” orchestrated by Democrats upset that they lost the 2016 election.