During his eight years in office, Obama avoided legal prosecution, and wasn't investigated by any special counsels, breaking a 36-year stretch that dated back to Watergate.
✔ Barack Obama is the only president since Nixon who didn't have to deal with an independent investigation.
✔ Former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford all faced investigations into their activities or the activities of their associates.
✔ The observation comes as President Donald Trump is under investigation, along with his closest associates, as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
Just hours after Donald Trump claimed during a Fox News Radio interview on Tuesday that he had called "virtually" all of the Gold Star military families who had lost a serviceman this year, an internal Defense Department e-mail indicated a different story. The e-mail from the White House asked the Pentagon for the identities and contact information of every family of a deceased service member who had been killed in action since this January, according to Roll Call. The White House was rushing to legitimize Trump's statement, which his senior White House aides knew was incorrect -- because they didn't even have an up-to-date list of casualties.