11 Biggest Political Scandals of All Time

Before email controversies, Benghazi, Watergate and lewd photos, scandals had always been part of American political history. The political game often involves horse-trading, power plays and schmoozing. But sometimes, politicians cross the line into gray areas or illegal activities. In this 2016 election year, we look back at 11 biggest political scandals of all time listed by Insidermonkey experts.

There may be many scandals in the annals of United States presidential history, but none can compare for sheer impact with that of the Watergate scandal under the presidency of Richard M. Nixon. Beginning with a break-in at the Democratic headquarters stationed in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. by five members of Nixon's re-election campaign. Although not initially involved Nixon found out about the break-in and did everything he did to cover up the scandal. Scandals and affairs don’t happen only in politics, but also in sports, arts, everywhere where there is some sort of competition. You might want to read our article on biggest Olympic scandals of all time, and compare it with this article to see how affairs and scandals differ in politics and in sports.

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