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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Read this: Presidential historian Barry Landau charged with theft; David Wu resigns



Barry Landau at his apartment in New York, 2007. (Kathy Willens/ Associated Press)
Presidential historian Barry Landau has always presented himself as a savvy White House insider, with a dazzling collection of memorabilia. But some believed his tales were too tall. He claimed to have had jobs it seems he did not. A signed volume of presidential speeches vanished from the home of former Clinton secretary Betty Currie when he was visiting. Now, reports our colleague Justin Jouvenal, Landau's carefully cultivated reputation is shattered by charges he stole documents valued at $6 million from the Maryland Historical Society.

In other news: The year of the congressional sex scandal continues, as Rep. David Wu resigns.

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