Democratic sex scandals

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Since the start of , The Associated Press has tallied at least 90 state lawmakers who have faced public allegations or repercussions over sexual misconduct claims. Most of those cases became public since the MeToo movement gained momentum in October , although some of the incidents allegedly occurred several years ago. Here is a look at those lawmakers who have resigned or been removed from office, faced discipline or other repercussions such as the loss of committee leadership positions, or had accusations made against them. Some ultimately were cleared.

Political sex scandals

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The —18 United States political sexual scandals include multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual assault , and subsequent firings and resignations of American politicians in and Some of these allegations are linked to the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations starting in October On January 17, , In Touch Weekly published excerpts of a interview of Daniels alleging a extramarital affair with Trump. The magazine describes her account as being supported by a polygraph and corroborated by both her friend and her ex-husband. Department of Justice to investigate if the reported payout violated campaign finance rules. On August 21, , Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Cohen, pleaded guilty to eight counts of tax evasion, bank fraud and campaign finance violations. Cohen entered his plea months after his office and hotel room were raided by the FBI.

List of federal political sex scandals in the United States

Newark, N. Senate candidate Cory Booker had his Twitter dalliances with a Portland stripper exposed by Buzzfeed, with their privates tweets published for the world to see. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who left office after a flurry of indiscretions on Twitter were revealed to the public, has admitted to continuing his online pursuits after his departure from Congress. San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been accused of numerous instances of sexual harassment, running as far back to his stint in Congress to his current office. Former Republican South Carolina Gov.
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.