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Commentary: Bill Clinton cut infrastructure deals while under investigation. Why can't Trump?

America's annual "infrastructure week" - dedicated to motivating policymakers to address the decaying of our roads, bridges and rails - ended last week with President Trump storming out of a meeting with congressional leaders. Before the negotiations had even begun, the president told the Democrats in the room he'd discuss infrastructure only after Congress ended "these phony investigations." This stands in sharp contrast to how President Clinton dealt with the same issues 20 years ago.

In the summer of 1998, Clinton worked across the aisle with then-House Speaker Newt

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