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George W. Bush, Jail, and Memes: In 2 Terms, Barack Obama Had Fewer Scandals Than Donald Trump Has Hadin The Last 2 Weeks Global NEWS C17thsoulja4 Scandal has consumed the final four years of every two-term president in modern history ― GeorgeWBush, BillClinton, RonaldReagan, RichardNixon. BarackObama’s administration is the exception. While there were some minor scandals and resignations during Obama’s eight years in office, wrongdoing never fully occupied his presidency. None of it even directly touched the White House. There were no grand juries investigating his aides. There were no impeachments. There were neither convictions of WhiteHouse staffers, nor pardons to protect government officials.This was a significant departure from the previous four two-term presidents. George W. Bush’s second term featured convictions related to the JackAbramoff lobbying scandal, in which more than a dozen lobbyists and government officials went to jail for corruption. There were also convictions related to the politically motivated purge of U.S. attorneys and the retaliatory leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity. As everyone who was sentient in the 1990s recalls, Clinton was impeached over his affair with intern MonicaLewinsky. Reagan’s second term was plagued by corruption investigations ranging from Iran-Contra to Wedtech, a contracting scandal that led to the resignation of Attorney General Ed Meese. And, of course, there were Nixon’s final two years in office, which featured the convictions of 48 government officials and the first presidential resignation over corruption. All of these past scandals directly involved White House staff. Karl Rove, Bush’s top political adviser, and Lewis Libby, a senior adviser to VicePresident DickCheney, both were implicated in leaking Plame’s name to the press in retaliation for an op-ed that her husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, wrote that showed that the president had lied about Iraq’s pursuit of nuclear weapons in his 2003 State of the Union address. While Rove was not prosecuted, Libby was convicted of obstruction of justice. Bush later commuted the sentence. The Clinton administration’s major scandal was related to the president’s own actions.

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Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, and George W. Bush: In 2 Terms, Barack Obama Had Fewer Scandals Than Donald Trump Has Hadin The Last 2 Weeks Global NEWS 17 thsoulia4 WASHINGTON ― Scandal has consumed the final four years of every two-term president in modern history ― George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon. Barack Obama’s administration is the exception. While there were some minor scandals and resignations during Obama’s eight years in office, wrongdoing never fully occupied his presidency. None of it even directly touched the White House. There were no grand juries investigating his aides. There were no impeachments. There were neither convictions of White House staffers, nor pardons to protect government officials.This was a significant departure from the previous four two-term presidents. George W. Bush’s second term featured convictions related to the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, in which more than a dozen lobbyists and government officials went to jail for corruption. There were also convictions related to the politically motivated purge of U.S. attorneys and the retaliatory leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity. As everyone who was sentient in the 1990s recalls, Clinton was impeached over his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky. Reagan’s second term was plagued by corruption investigations ranging from Iran-Contra to Wedtech, a contracting scandal that led to the resignation of Attorney General Ed Meese. And, of course, there were Nixon’s final two years in office, which featured the convictions of 48 government officials and the first presidential resignation over corruption. All of these past scandals directly involved White House staff. Karl Rove, Bush’s top political adviser, and Lewis Libby, a senior adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, both were implicated in leaking Plame’s name to the press in retaliation for an op-ed that her husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, wrote that showed that the president had lied about Iraq’s pursuit of nuclear weapons in his 2003 State of the Union address. While Rove was not prosecuted, Libby was convicted of obstruction of justice. Bush later commuted the sentence. The Clinton administration’s major scandal was related to the president’s own actions. The Iran-Contra scandal consumed the entire national security arm of the 17thsoulja 🔽

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