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House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's defense team are in the throes of answering questions from Senators regarding their case for or against the conviction or removal of Donald Trump, who was impeached by the House of Representatives late last year.

One of the crucial questions the Senators are asking is what motivated Trump to withhold aid from Ukraine to force politically beneficial investigations. Was it to root out corruption, as his defense counsel insists? Or was it to smear his possible 2020 rival, former Vice President Joe Biden?

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If you've been following the impeachment inquiry and subsequent Senate trial of President Donald Trump, you've heard lawmakers remind viewers that Trump's impeachment—the third ever impeachment of a U.S. president—is historic.

Now, a new article from Just Security is proving them right by bringing up headlines from the obituaries of Nixon-era politicians.

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A recent Twitter post from @owenawhaley pointed out a pronounced difference in the number of criminal indictments in the administrations of 3 Republican and 3 Democratic presidential administrations.

The difference was striking—317 indictments among Presidents Trump, Nixon and Reagan, as compared to only 3 among Presidents Obama, Carter and Clinton.

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It seems everyone in the United States has an opinion about the impeachment of President Donald Trump, as they should.

However some opinions are better formed than others.

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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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