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    The Teapot Dome scandal involved a shady land deal by Warren Harding's Secretary of the Interior. It was yet another scandal for an administration that had already had 2. The Interior Secretary went to prison for his misdeeds:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teapot_Dome_scandal

    As Casey Stengel once said, "it's deja vu all over again".

    This morning's Washington Post had a story about ANOTHER Secretary of the Interior who could be in hot water:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/white-house-concerned-interior-secretary-ryan-zinke-violated-federal-rules/2018/11/01/e5e4d2f4-dddc-11e8-b3f0-62607289efee_story.html?utm_term=.5a1995d0c559

    Ryan Zinke and his wife could both be guilty of self-enrichment for a proposed land development that is near two properties that they own in Montana. This week, Interior’s Office of Inspector General referred the inquiry — one of several probes into the secretary’s conduct — to the Justice Department to determine whether a criminal investigation is warranted. That referral concerns Zinke’s involvement in a Whitefish, Mont., land development deal backed by David J. Lesar, chairman of the oil services firm Halliburton (Dick Cheney's former company).

    Interior’s acting inspector general, Mary L. Kendall, is conducting at least three separate probes connected to Zinke. One involves his decision not to grant a permit to two Connecticut tribes to jointly run a casino, despite the fact that career staff had recommended the move, after MGM Resorts International lobbied against it. Another focuses on whether Interior officials redrew the boundaries of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to benefit Utah Rep. Mike Noel (R), who owns property in the area.

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    In the Trump administration there has been scandal after scandal, the problem seems to be with the republican led congress.
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    Who doesn't like a little accountability ? Thanks for the link.
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    The Teapot Dome scandal involved a shady land deal by Warren Harding's Secretary of the Interior. It was yet another scandal for an administration that had already had 2. The Interior Secretary went to prison for his misdeeds:

    "History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes."

    Have you read Laton McCartney's 2008 book on the scandal? If not, I highly recommend it.

    The Teapot Dome Scandal: HOW BIG OIL BOUGHT THE HARDING WHITE HOUSE AND TRIED TO STEAL THE COUNTRY

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    If this is the only scandal, forget it, just wait till Mueller publishes his findings. Everyone around Trump is corrupt or so indoctrinated that they can't think straight anyway. As I've said a million times the antique laws here makes everyone corrupt. How about injecting billions of money into elections and don't let your vote count the honest way, let alone an "electoral college" which prevents the "real" winner to become President. Nothing is honest here, ask McConnell.

    Yes if you did not know it yet; an real banana republic.

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    Graft and corruption has many precedents. The following took place during LBJ Time.

    "On 3rd June, 1961, Marshall was found dead on his farm by the side of his Chevy Fleetside pickup truck. His rifle lay beside him. He had been shot five times with his own rifle. County Sheriff Howard Stegall decreed that Marshall had committed suicide."
    An excerpt from an article about Billy Sol Estes and corruption of the times.

    spartacus-educational.com/JFKestes.htm

    Money has power.