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What you missed this week in Washington

After the FBI raided his personal lawyer's office, President Trump made very clear he wants to end the Russia investigation by firing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Fired FBI director James B. Comey reveals in his new book that he thinks Trump's an unethical president. And House Speaker Paul D. Ryan is headed out of Washington, while Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg headed in.

Here's what you missed this week in Washington. We’ll have you caught up in five minutes.

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1. Will Trump try to end the Russia investigation?

It sure sounds as if he's considering it again after the FBI raided the home and office of the president's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. This means agents are likely digging through some of Trump's secrets.

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2. Investigators clearly want something from Trump's lawyer

The FBI seized Michael Cohen's records as they seek communications he had with the president, including whether they talked about major scandals like the "Access Hollywood" tape and any payments to women who allege they had affairs with the president.

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3. Holy moly, James Comey

A congenital liar. An unethical leader. Working for Trump was so bad that it gave fired FBI director James B. Comey flashbacks to the mob. He says all this in an explosive book to be released Tuesday. Trump responded with an insult of his own, tweeting that Comey is "an untruthful slime ball."

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4. Facebook goes to Washington

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg spent two days this week apologizing to Congress for letting a political consulting firm hired by Trump's campaign access Facebook users’ data.

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5. Paul Ryan is so over Washington

The House speaker announced he won’t seek reelection, after 20 years in Congress and more than three leading a fractious, often-unruly Republican caucus.

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Amber Phillips is a political writer for The Fix.

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