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“Exquisite presidential leadership”

Speaker of the House/Dan’s Favorite Politician Paul Ryan retires, Donald Trump has a televised meltdown over Mueller, and the Republican media goes all in on a conspiracy to obstruct justice. Then Stoneman Douglas students Delaney Tarr and Diego Pfeiffer talk to Dan and Tommy about the next steps in their efforts to prevent gun violence.

Show Notes:

Paul Ryan

NYT: Paul Ryan, the House Speaker, Will Not Seek Re-election in November

WaPo: House Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek reelection

Politico: Paul Ryan rocks Republicans with retirement

Axios: Paul Ryan won’t run for re-election

WSJ: House Speaker Paul Ryan Won’t Seek Re-Election

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Paul Ryan announcement has Republicans scrambling in race to replace him as Dems cheer

Roll Call: Paul Ryan intends to serve out term as speaker, hints at endorsing potential successor

The Atlantic – Paul Ryan personifies the devil’s bargain the GOP made with Donald Trump

Daily Beast: Paul Ryan’s Retirement Gives a Big Boost to the Most Prominent White Nationalist in U.S. Politics

 

Next Stop: Constitutional Crisis

NYT: F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen; Trump Calls It ‘Disgraceful’

Vox: Michael Cohen, Trump’s fix-it guy and FBI raid subject, explained

NYT: Raid on Trump’s lawyer sought records on Access Hollywood tape

NYT: Michael Cohen, the ultimate Trump loyalist, now in the sights of the FBI

NYT: Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December

CNN: Trump considering firing Rosenstein to check Mueller

Lawfare Blog – Ben Wittes – How Cohen raid and Trump’s reaction push us toward confrontation

New Yorker: What Michael Cohen Knows About the Trump Organization

Politico: Republicans warn Trump against axing Mueller

NY Mag – Chill out on the whole Mueller getting fired thing, Republicans say

Vox: What Republicans are saying about passing a bill to protect Robert Mueller

CNN: Ryan says Mueller, Rosenstein should be allowed to do their jobs, despite Trump threats

The Hill: McConnell – Legislation to protect Mueller not needed

Politico: Bipartisan bill to protect Mueller set to advance

NYT: Bill to Protect Special Counsel Mueller Is Headed for a Committee Vote

Politico: Nunes threatens to impeach Wray and Rosenstein over document that launched Russia probe

BloombergHow to Stop Trump From Crossing the Line

 

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