According to published reports, investigators believe Spitzer paid up to $80,000 for prostitutes over a period of several years while he was Attorney General, and later as Governor. Spitzer first drew the attention of federal investigators when his bank reported suspicious money transfers, which initially led investigators to believe that Spitzer may have been hiding bribe proceeds. The investigation of the governor led to the discovery of the prostitution ring, after which he obviously resigned.
Barack Obama's Birth Certificate
Throughout his campaign and much of his presidency, President Obama faced wide spread rumors and controversy regarding the validity of his Hawaiian birth certificate. While the release of his short and long form birth certificates proved his Hawaiian birth, many conspiracy theorists believe these certificates are forgeries.
Bill Clinton – Monica Lewinsky Scandal
Infamous for his firm denial and then subsequent admission of having an affair with 22-year-old White House aid Monica Lewinsky, Bill Clinton faced impeachment on the grounds of perjury and obstruction of justice, although he was later acquitted.
William Jefferson Scandal
Suspecting Louisiana congressman William Jefferson of bribery, the FBI raided his congressional offices in May 2006, but he was re-elected later that year. On June 4, 2007, however, a federal grand jury indicted Jefferson on sixteen felony charges related to corruption which led to a 13-year prison sentence. The FBI’s search of Jefferson’s congressional office was the first of its kind and was disputed all the way to the Supreme Court – changing the way congressional investigations can be conducted.
Far Spread Harassment on Capitol Hill
In the era of the #MeToo movement, widespread reports began to come to light regarding sexual harassment within the US government. One of the most shocking results of this newfound attention was that tax-payers were funding settlements for sexual harassment against congressmen and that all victims of sexual harassment in congress were made to sign an agreement barring them from talking about the harassment. Due to this attention, congressional policies and general public opinion has drastically changed.