The stories of scandals of American presidents are famous all over the world. At present, former President Donald Trump is facing serious allegations on the porn star issue, but in this report, know which US Presidents have been in headlines in which scandals and when.
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Sex Scandal and White House In the history of American politics, these two words have gathered headlines many times together. That is, former US President Donald Trump is not the first US President who has been found involved in any scandals. Before Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and John F Kennedy were also embroiled in big scandals. And have been at the center of discussion all over the world including America.
Donald Trump is going through a crucial time in the matter of paying porn stars. Turning the pages of American history, former President Richard Nixon was also in headlines for bribery in the Watergate scandal. He was also accused of obstructing the judicial process. However, he survived because of Gerald Ford, who became the President after him.
Whenever there is talk of the White House sex scandal, the stories of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky immediately come on everyone’s lips. But if we turn the pages of the history of American politics, its beginning is visible from the time of the first President.
George Washington, who was the first President of America, was also accused of being involved in an extramarital affair and sex scandal. He was accused of illegitimate relationship with his colleague, it was also said that he had an illegitimate child who lived in his flat. A report in the year 1999 was disclosed in detail in this regard.
Thomas Jefferson was the third President of America. He also had an affair with his office staff, Sally Hemmings. It was also said that Thomas was the father of Sally Hemings’ children. In a report in 1998, the secret of the whole scandal was revealed when the DNA of two descendants of Hemings was matched.
According to the Washington Post, after the death of Thomas Jefferson’s wife, he had six children with Sally Hemings. This was also revealed from the DNA report.
William Henry Harrison
Harrison remained in the post of President in America for only 32 days but his tenure remained in discussion for years. Later, when the American newspaper Washington Post published a report about him, there were many shocking revelations.
According to the report, he had 10 children with his wife Ana, yet he also had an illegal relationship with his maid. He also had six children from the maid. Later, when this illegal relationship came to the fore, the Americans clenched their teeth. There was a lot of defamation of his name.
He was the 29th President of America. He also had an illicit relationship with his non-British secretary. Britton also fathered a child with Warren Harding. According to a New York Times report published in the year 2015, many stories were heard in the White House regarding the relationship with Britton.
It was also revealed a century later in that report that Elizabeth Ann Blessing was actually Warren Harding’s daughter by a non-Briton mother.
John F. Kennedy
In the 1950s, an intern in the White House press office, Mimi Alford, caused quite a stir when an affair with former President John F. Kennedy was revealed. Like Bill Clinton, John F Kennedy had an affair with an intern. Mimi Alford and Marion Bardsley later wrote a book in which they both disclosed the details of the affair to the President.
Alford wrote in her book that when she was invited to lunch at the White House and when she went swimming, the President tried to impress her and she could not say no under compulsion. The New York Times had also mentioned this story of the scandal in detail.
One of the most famous presidential sex scandals in US history was the Clinton-Lewinsky affair. All the scandals that happened before this either came to the fore later or were infamous as illegal relationships during their tenure.
The controversy began with Clinton’s attempt to cover up her relationship with Lewinsky. His lies about sexual harassment led to impeachment charges. The Drudge Report, which exposed the matter on January 17, 1998, was in headlines throughout the year.
In fact, in the year 1995, 21-year-old Monica Lewinsky was an intern at the White House. Later he was given a job in the President’s office. He had an illicit relationship with Clinton which lasted for about two years. Lewinsky told her colleague Linda Tripp about her affair with Clinton, and Tripp secretly recorded her.
After the scandal was exposed, Clinton held a White House press conference with his wife and dismissed the allegations. But when the tape came to the fore, he confessed before the jury.
Only after this, Clinton was accused of perjury and had to face the impeachment trial.