The waters of President Donald Trump’s swamp continue to rise.The first member of Congress to endorse Trump’s candidacy now stands indicted for insider trading – for financial moves he’s alleged to have directed while on the phone at a White House picnic.

The federal criminal trial of Trump’s former campaign manager continues across DC’s murky waters in Virginia, where the star witness is another former top Trump campaign official.

And the latest volley from the Trump legal team only moves Robert Mueller’s timeline back – yes, again – with no guarantees that everything is wrapped up before the midterms.None of this may reflect directly on Trump or his approval rating, given his base’s scandal-tested loyalty.

But Trump has already spend a good portion of his political career bashing the same Congress he is now campaigning for to remain in Republican hands.House Speaker Paul Ryan’s description of his role in relation to Trump, in an interview with The New York Times’ Mark Leibovich, stands out against this – or really any – backdrop.”I can look myself in the mirror at the end of the day and say I avoided that tragedy, I avoided that tragedy, I avoided that tragedy,” Ryan said.



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