Did you know that American political history is speckled with scandals that have rocked the nation?
The infamous Watergate scandal of the 1970s led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon after it was revealed that he had knowledge of the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
Fast forward to the late 1990s, and you’ll find the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, where President Bill Clinton faced impeachment proceedings for perjury and obstruction of justice related to his extramarital affairs.
More recently, the 21st century has seen its share of controversies, including the “Plame affair” under George W. Bush’s administration, where a CIA officer’s identity was leaked, and the complex web of allegations during the 2016 elections.
These scandals underscore the ongoing challenges of transparency and ethics in U.S. politics.