Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the man third in line to the presidency, is refusing to say if he would refuse to accept, or even consider, the assistance of a hostile foreign nation to help his re-election campaign. Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, is arguably almost as powerful as the president. His access to classified intelligence and his ability to decide what legislation will get to the floor -- including articles of impeachment -- means he holds great power. And as the leader of the House Republicans, he sets the standard, he says where the bar is set, he telegraphs what's acceptable and what's not.
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