White House scandals have been encouraged by greed, love of power, desire, or a conviction that a person’s political program is so great it validates walking around the law, as Machiavelli observed the corrupt techniques of Cesare Borgia: “completions validates the methods.”.
1866– After the Civil War, the United States privately provided “decommissioned” weapons to Mexican gangs to trigger domestic violence and insurrection to oust Maximillian I. Benito Juárez then caught Maximillian and had his shot, June 19, 1867.
1868– President Andrew Johnson chose not to safeguard the right of released servant to vote. As an outcome, the Republican Congress voted to impeach him. (A list of scandals was put together by William A. Borst, Ph.D., Mindszenty Report, Vol. IV-No. 8).
1872– President Grant’s vice-president and many Congressmen got shares of stock in the building and construction company Crédit Mobilier, which was constructing the Union Pacific Railroad, in exchange for the company being permitted to fraudulently bill the federal government.
1875– The Whiskey Ring conspiracy included bribery and tax evasion by federal government representatives and bourbon distillers. Grant guaranteed speedy penalty, but when his personal secretary was linked, Grant attempted to safeguard him, which just made the scandal even worse. The Secretary of War was impeached.
1875– Grant’s Secretary of the Interior, who promoted exterminating the buffalo to make way for the railways, was required to resign for taking kickbacks in exchange for land grants.
1881– During President Garfield’s administration, though he was not linked, the personal business provided mail on the Star Route in America’s west. Low quotes were offered to postal authorities, but when those authorities provided the quotes to Congress, they increased the quantities and filched the distinction.
1910-1919– During the Border War with Mexico, President Woodrow Wilson supported one gang leader versus the others, even scheduling train vehicles of weapons to be left ignored at a border town to be taken by anti-Catholic advanced Venustiano Carranza to be used versus Victoriano Huerta, and later Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata.
1921– President Warren G. Harding’s Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall was captured offering special rights to oil reserves in Teapot Dome, Wyoming, in exchange for personal earnings and livestock.
1922– President Harding’s Director of Veterans Affairs Charles Forbes was found guilty and put behind bars for rejecting claims of injured World War I veterans and embezzling $225 million.
1924– President Harding’s Attorney General Harry Daugherty let drug stores and bootleggers acquire licenses to offer alcohol for “medical” functions throughout the period of restriction. This and other scandals required him to resign.
Herbert Hoover composed of President Warren G. Harding in his memoirs released 1952: “Harding had another side which was bad. His political partners had been guys of the kind of Albert B. Fall (Teapot Dome Scandal) … Harry Daugherty (bootlegging scandal) … Charles Forbes (embezzled from veterans over $2 million). … He took pleasure in the company of these guys (in) weekly White House poker celebrations … the play lasted most of the night … It upset me to see it in the White House.”
1969– U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy hosted a celebration participated in by 6 family men and 6 single ladies on Chappaquiddick near Martha’s Vineyard. Kennedy left the celebration with among the ladies, Mary Jo Kopechne. The next early morning she was discovered dead in Senator Kennedy’s immersed automobile.
1973– Spiro Agnew ended up being the 2nd vice president in U.S. history to resign when challenged with charges of extortion, tax scams, bribery, and conspiracy.
1986– throughout President Ronald Reagan’s term there was a scandal of a different kind– strategies were made to offer arms to anti-Soviet forces in Iran in exchange for the release of U.S. captives. Funds from the sale were to assist Contra liberty fighters to stop Soviet-backed communists from taking control of Nicaragua– hence stopping communists on 2 fronts at no monetary cost to the United States, but Democrats in Congress exposed and opposed this.
1998– President Clinton had an illicit relationship with Monica Lewinsky, whose good friend, Linda Tripp, persuaded her to keep a stained gown as a defense to keep her from being contributed to the Clinton body-count list, a collection of names distributing the Internet of departed previous Clinton partners. Trying to conceal the affair, Clinton was impeached for perjury and blockage of justice.
2009– President Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder was held in Contempt of Congress after choosing not to launch files concerning a Fast and Furious operation which offered weapons to Mexican drug gangs.
2012– previous to re-election, President Obama revealed the war on fear was over. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met the 57 leaders of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation), the appealing assistance of a U.N. Resolution forbidding speech insulting Islam. On Sept. 11, an attack took place on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
6 hours into the attack, the president spoke by means of telephone with Secretary Clinton, but no rescue was tried. The next early morning, Secretary Clinton’s State Department sent out memos to YouTube and Google suggesting they censor speech insulting Islam.
When it was found that the United States Ambassador in Benghazi had been rejected duplicated ask for increased security by the State Department which the attacks were prepared and not an outcome of a video, Secretary Clinton reacted, “What distinction does it make.”
Reports and emails then emerged that U.S. arms discreetly used to oust Libya’s President Gaddafi were being moved through Benghazi, much like the gun-running “Fast and Furious” scandal, to equip fundamentalist Muslims to oust Syria’s President Assad. When Russia pertained to Assad’s defense, Muslim terrorists equipped and trained by the U.S. assaulted into Syria and Iraq, calling themselves ISIS. They continued to abuse, rape, behead and displace numerous thousands in exactly what Secretary of State John Kerry officially stated was a genocide. (CNN, 3/18/16).
The Los Angeles Times reported (3/27/16): “In Syria, militias equipped by the Pentagon combat those equipped by the CIA.”.
President Trump ended Obama’s CIA program of equipping and training ISIS Muslim fighters, as Time publication reported (7/28/17): “President Trump ends concealed strategy to equip Syrian rebels, Russia has actually pressed U.S. to end program.”.
2013– after President Obama fulfilled 157 times with the head of the IRS, Lois Lerner, she pleaded the Fifth Amendment when asked by Congress about whether the firm targeted conservative political groups prior to the president’s re-election.
2016– Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was captured using secret e-mail servers. When concerns emerged relating to the absence of security and possible coordination by Secretary of State’s workplace with foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation in exchange for speeches by Former President Bill Clinton, 30,000 of her e-mails were rapidly erased. Her innovation expert, Bryan Pagliano, pleaded the Fifth Amendment on March 2, 1016.
The Justice Department, under the instructions of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, started an examination, but she reduced the examination after an unmatched meeting at the Phoenix Airport with Hillary’s partner, Bill Clinton. When talked to, Lynch stated “he discussed the golf he played in Phoenix” though sources informed ABC15 “previous President Clinton did not play golf throughout his latest go to in Phoenix.”.
FBI Director James Comey, running under the authority of Lynch, revealed the choice not to examine Hillary, though he explained her habits as “very reckless.” Since James Comey’s declarations varied from Hillary’s, House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte implicated Hillary of lying under oath to your home Benghazi committee. Analyst Dick Morris discussed that numerous of Hillary’s e-mails exposed nuclear researcher Shahram Amiri as an American spy, leading to him being carried out in Iran.
When WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange launched 20,000 emails revealing the Democrat National Committee worked to weaken Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton, DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was required to resign.
Rachel Alexander of Townhall.com composed: “Since the Democrat National Committee emails were dropped a couple of weeks earlier, 3 people related to the DNC have actually all been discovered dead under exactly what might be doubtful situations.”.
Seth Rich, a DNC information expert, was shot in the back July 10, 2016, through his wallet, credit cards, and watch were not taken.
Shawn Lucas, who had served the DNC with a claim on July 3, 2016, and was discovered dead on Aug. 2, 2016.
John Ashe, previous President of the United Nations, was discovered on June 22, 2016, dead with a barbell throughout his throat simply days before he was arranged to affirm that throughout Bill Clinton’s presidency a Chinese entrepreneur supposedly funneled unlawfully hundred thousand dollars to the Democrat National Committee.
1972– Watergate: One of the most written-about scandals in American history started when 5 low-level members of President Nixon’s re-election group did a third-rate burglary of the Democratic head office in the Watergate structure. Nixon was not included, an effort to safeguard his subordinates led to him being linked to a cover up.
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Your house Judiciary Committee staff prepared the posts of impeachment versus President Nixon. Hillary Rodham served on the Impeachment Inquiry staff. Her conduct was explained by Jerry Zeifman, the Chief Counsel of your home Judiciary Committee, as “deceitful,” being that she “taken part in a range of self-serving dishonest practices in infraction of House guidelines,” potentially to help with a future run for President by U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.
Instead of face impeachment, President Nixon resigned.
Nixon’s resignation eclipsed various products taking place throughout his administration:
ending racial partition in southern schools
NASA’s Apollo objective to the moon
ending the draft
formally acknowledging “Fathers’ Day”
starting the procedure to end the Cold War
combated foreign oil cost gouging
produced a well-balanced budget plan
checked out Beijing and Moscow
supported Israel in the Yom Kippur War and had Secretary of State Henry Kissinger effort to work out contracts in between Israel and Egypt and Syria
On Aug. 8, 1974, the 37th president of the United States, Richard Nixon, resigned, specifying from the Oval Office: “Good night. This is the 37th time I have talked to you from this workplace. … To continue to battle … for my personal vindication would practically absolutely take in the time and attention of both the president and the Congress. … Therefore, I will resign. … If a few of my judgments were incorrect … they were made in exactly what I thought … to be the very best interest of the country.”
Nixon continued, caution: “In the Middle East, 100 million people in the Arab nations, a number of whom have actually considered us their opponent … now search us as their buddies. We should continue to develop that relationship so that … the cradle of civilization will not become its tomb.”
Nixon included: “I have actually taken heart from exactly what Theodore Roosevelt as soon as stated about the guy in the arena, ‘whose face is ruined by dust and sweat and blood, who aims valiantly. … If he stops working, at least he stops working while bold significantly.’ … In leaving … I do so with this prayer: May God’s grace be with you in all the days ahead.”
Independently to his Cabinet, President Nixon stated: “Mistakes, yes … for personal gain, never ever. … I can just say to each … of you … we originate from numerous faiths … but truly the very same God. … You will remain in our hearts and … in our prayers.”