Political sex scandals 2008

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The political game often involves horse-trading, power plays and schmoozing. But sometimes, politicians cross the line into gray areas or illegal activities. In this election year, we look back at 16 of the biggest political scandals of the last half-century:. President Richard Nixon and his administration engaged in questionable activities to ensure his re-election in Facing the possibility of impeachment, Nixon became the first president to resign from office in August of

List of federal political sex scandals in the United States

When power corrupts: 16 of the biggest political scandals of the last 50 years | Washington Week

All rights reserved. New York Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from office in after sending inappropriate online messages to several women. Campaigning for New York City mayor, Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin held a press conference on July 23, after new photos and messages emerged, derailing his comeback. Anthony Weiner New York Rep. Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison for illegally structuring bank transactions to cover up payments related to his alleged sexual abuse of young members of a wrestling team he coached decades ago. At right, a yearbook photo shows Hastert when he was a wrestling coach at Yorkville High School, top right, and one of his alleged victims, Steve Reinboldt, lower right.

Political sex scandals

See the full gallery. They say politics make strange bedfellows. The politicians on this list found that out the hard way, especially when their "bedfellows" ended up splashed all over the front pages. Sex scandals are nothing new in Washington but every time an illicit relationship is uncovered, we can't wait to dish the dirt. In this two hour stunt are the 15 most shocking affairs that rocked the country.
Many sex scandals in American history have involved incumbent United States federal elected politicians , as well as persons appointed with the consent of the United States Senate. This list is ordered chronologically. There is some emphasis on sex scandals since the mids, because before then the media was less inclined to cover these matters. For these listed people, either the scandal, or the behavior which gave rise to it, occurred while they were occupying their high federal offices, and one or the other date may be used here, even if coverage of the scandal was entirely posthumous.