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Paul Ryan, former Republican Representative from Wisconsin and former Speaker of the House, decided to retire from politics and not seek reelection in 2018. But that does not mean he will not step forward publicly, or step in it, as the case may be.

When Ryan recently decided to extol the virtues of President Donald Trump in an interview with PBS Newshour's Judy  Woodruff, his remarks got more backlash than backing.

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For decades people compared coincidences between the lives of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy as both were assassinated. Now the newest comparisons are between the scandal riddled tenure of President Richard Nixon and the current fortunes of President Donald Trump.

Nixon ultimately submitted his resignation after the coverup of the break-in at DNC headquarters at the Watergate Hotel led to his impeachment.

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As the pressure mounts on Attorney General William Barr to account for his mishandling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election tampering and obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, presidential historian Michael Beschloss on Wednesday fired a warning shot at Barr.

In a tweet, Beschloss reminded Barr, and the world, what happened to John Mitchell, Richard Nixon's attorney general, at the apex of the Watergate scandal.

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 11: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about border security with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Vice President Mike Pence in the Oval Office on December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump commanded his followers on Sunday to "HOLD THE DATE" on July 4 for a celebration of the United States complete with a Presidential address.

The tweet didn't go over well.

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With the 17 investigations targeting him and constant denials that seem to only confirm guilt, President Donald Trump is often compared to the only President ever to resign from office: Richard Nixon.

Nixon's presidency was brought down after he lied about the break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in order to prevent an investigation about his involvement.

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President Donald Trump is getting a new look for the June 18 cover of TIME magazine. The image, courtesy of Brooklyn artist Tim O'Brien, shows the be-suited Trump gazing at his reflection in a mirror where he dons far more regal attire.

The story the King Trump cover depicts? According to TIME, it is the "political attacks launched by the White House on Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election".

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US President Donald Trump waves from Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, December 4, 2017. (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump's outside lawyer, John Dowd, is preparing a new legal defense theory in regard to the Russian investigation: A president cannot be found guilty of obstruction of justice because the Constitution says so. Dowd cites Article II:

"[The] President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution's Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case," Dowd told Axios.

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