The 7 biggest political scandals in 2017

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The largest political scandals in 2017

Roy Moore, Russia, and Donald Trump have all made the list in any way, to see who and what else the cut for the biggest political scandals in 2017

To nd out rumors still swirl around the presidential election, a growing number of sexual misconduct allegations, 2017, a year was full of controversy.

Read on for a look back at the seven most important political scandals of the past year.

Sexual Misconduct, Assault

It is a bipartisan Problem: the mounting waves of the sexual misconduct allegations against the legislators at the national, regional and local level. Post-Harvey Weinstein, there has been a wave of women – and men– who have been harassed themselves against the powerful legislator, they said, sexually, or abused. Some of these members have seen their career ended.

Moore’s minor problem

A month before the special Senate election in Alabama, GOP candidate Roy Moore to be a hit with multiple accusations was that he had inappropriate relationships with young girls when he was in his 30s. A woman said she was 14, when he touched immoral. The age of consent in Alabama is 16.

Judge Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, was convicted of sexual misconduct against several teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Moore lost the special election, Doug Jones, a Democrat.

(Reuters/Jonathan Bachman)

Now 70 years old, Moore denied the allegations. He told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he is “usually” don’t date women were teenagers, when he was in his 30s and not date would be someone without your mother’s permission.

After the allegations came to light, several leading Republicans have moved away from Moore and told him to step aside from the race. However, others – including President Trump and Steve Bannon, continued to support him.

Moore lost the election to Doug Jones, to win the first Democrat in a national election in the deep red state in more than two decades.

Swiss francs it is time to say farewell

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., announced that he would resign his seat. Dec. 7 after several women accused him of sexual misconduct, of groping, kissing violently.

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said, he would resign after several women accused him of sexual misconduct, but he has not revealed when exactly he would the Senate.

(Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein)

The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member claims that some of the allegations are true, but said he would not resign, as he faith, he would be able to effectively continue with his job, based on the nature of the allegations. His announcement came after dozens of Democrats called to stand for him, aside.

Franc is expected to resign on Jan. 2, 2018.

The Members Of The Congress

Several members of Congress have been accused of sexual misconduct this year, as well.

Several members of Congress have been accused of sexual misconduct this year. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., the following statements drew in December. And Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, said he would not seek re-election.

Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., announced in the Dec. 5, he would immediately withdraw from the house, after several women alleged that he was sexually harassed them while he was in Congress. Conyers allegedly a complaint with a former employee for $27,000, claiming that she was fired for rejecting his advances.

Republicans-Rep. Trent Franks from Arizona, also announced that he would resign from the Congress due to misconduct complaints against it. Franks said he has some female employee “uncomfortable” when he discussed the surrogacy problems with it. He reports that two female employees asked a surrogate mother for him and his wife.

Frank’s announcement came as the house ethics Committee said it will examine the matter. He was leaving the third member of Congress to, in a week due to allegations of sexual misconduct.

The ethics Committee also announced in December that an investigation into Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, in connection with a sexual harassment against him claims advanced. The Office of Compliance, the claims against members of the Congress, said, settled a sexual harassment claim for $84,000, the Adjutant said, came from Farenthold’s office.

Farenthold announced in December 2017, he would go into retirement.

Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., was accused of sexually harassing a former campaign worker. She claims that Kihuen repeatedly prompted for their appointments, and twice touched her legs.

Kihuen has apologized for the actions “made her uncomfortable”, “but added that he will call you back one of the circumstances that you described.”


Allegations of sexual misconduct are not only rock the ones in Washington, DC

California Assembly majority whip Raul Bocanegra, a top California Democrat, resigned as majority whip after several women accused him of sexual harassment and “inappropriate and unwanted physical contact.” Bocanegra ended his re-election campaign, and said he would resign from the Assembly in the next year.

In Ohio, Republican state Rep. Wes Goodman, resigned after he engaged in “inappropriate behavior with his condition in the office.” The interaction was believed to have been consensual with another man. The Independent journal Review reported that more than 30 people accused Goodman of sexually inappropriate behavior and messages.

Before Weinstein

Ed Murray was Seattle’s mayor, before he resigned in September amid multiple allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Several men accused Murray of sexual abuse; Murray denied the allegations.


Former Rep. Anthony Weiner rose to fame with a passionate speech in Congress, in the year 2010 only decreased by a scandal that involved “sexting” multiple women for years. He was sentenced to 21 months in prison in September on Federal charges for sending sexually explicit messages to a young girl.

Russia, Russia, Russia

It’s been more than a year since Donald Trump was elected President, but the allegations, to suggest that his campaign in cooperation with the Russian government, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and to deny its management.

Robert Müller was as a special counsel to monitor the investigation, and already has four people charged in connection with the trump administration and campaign.

Müller moves

The Ministry of justice announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to the federal investigation in Russia, supervised influence on the presidential elections on 17 may, according to a growing Democratic outcry for someone from outside the justice Department, the investigation monitored.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was selected for the investigation in Russia of involvement in the 2016 presidential elections.

(Reuters/Molly Riley)

Attorney Gen., Jeff Sessions – who was the first sitting senator to endorse trump recused himself from the investigation.

Muller has the team already been charged four people in connection with the probe: Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Richard Gates, and George Papadopoulos.

Comey is burning

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on 9. May-less than two months after Comey, the secret service logs, was on the search in the relations between the Trump campaign, and Russia.

President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey just a few months after he announced that the Agency would be in possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

(Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

The White house claims that Comey had to go through his handling of the FBI investigation of state Hillary Clinton, the use of a private E-Mail server during her tenure as Secretary of state. But Trump has already indicated, the idea that he is in the light of the Russia-investigation, when he fired Comey.

Comey told a Senate intelligence committee to drop that Trump had asked him that the FBI investigation into, Michael Flynn, trombone-former national security adviser. The White house said Trump was not trying to influence Comey.

Manafort is a mess

Paul Manafort appeared as Trump’s campaign manager in August 2016, amid questions about its business relationships in the Ukraine.

The special counsel returned to the criminal investigation Department in Manafort’s financial dealings dating, before the presidential elections. FBI agents raided that was his Virginia home earlier this year, and Manafort, together with his collaborator, Richard – gates-said to turn themselves in to Federal authorities at the end of October.

Manafort was charged with 12, which included: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money and false statements to the FBI.

All the president’s children

Donald Trump Jr, the President of the oldest son, came under fire this year, as it was revealed, he took a meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, the alleged damaging information concerning Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump Jr, the President of the oldest son (on the left), took a meeting with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign, the supposedly damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law (right), also participated in the meeting.

“The course is very high level and sensitive information, but the support for Mr. Trump,” an E-Mail about the meeting, said part is a part of Russia and its government.

Trump Jr, who claims that the lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, to share all the information, and instead, wanted to discuss other issues, such as the Magnitsky Act and other sanctions.

Also present at the meeting, Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner, is married to Ivanka Trump.

The price was right: Trump layoffs

There’s a growing number of people, the left of the Trump-administration in the first year – a group, the former press spokesman, Sean Spicer, chief strategist Steve Bannon and the White House Office of Public Liaison staff member, Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Price Level

Tom Price to officially resign from his post as health and Human Services Secretary in September, following widespread criticism for his use of private planes, work, travel.

Price had promised to repay the government for the use of its expensive flights and vowed never to be a private charter plane back to his post as Secretary. But Trump had suggested that he is considering the dismissal of the former Georgia Congressman before the price of the resignation.

The Mooch can loose

Financier Anthony Scaramucci took only, such as the White house communications director for 11 days. But he managed to cause quite the shakeup in his short time in DC

Anthony Scaramucci the White House communications director for less than two weeks. He was dismissed from office after he went on an on-the-record, profanity laced rant about other members of the trump administration.

(Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

In his first weekend as the communications director for the White house, Scaramucci interview after interview, and promised that it was time for the trombone administration, press the “reset button” with the press. And in a special interview with the New Yorker, Scaramucci sincerity a bit went to far.

With vulgar language, Scaramucci the Wake of former government officials Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon.

“Reince is a f—ing paranoid schizophrenic, paranoiac,” Scaramucci said during the interview.

“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c—,” he said. “I’m not trying to build my own brand from the f—ing the strength of the President. I am here to serve the country.”

Trump ultimately Scaramucci let go.

Omarosa season finale

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the White House Office of Public Liaison communications Director, will be announced by the administration in January, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders in December.

Omarosa Manigault Newman said it was a “lack of diversity” in the Trump administration.

(Reuters/Gus Ruelas)

Details Manigault Newman’s departure created drama as it was reported that she was escorted out of the White house grounds after his retirement.

In an interview after her exit, Manigault Newman decried what they perceived as the lack of diversity in the trump administration.

“There was a lack of diversity, the confirm, I will,” the former “Apprentice” star told ABC News. “And it was sometimes very lonely. Because the majority of them were white men, who had their own plans. Many of them had never worked with minorities that don’t know how you interact with them.”

Fusion GPS-flops

Fusion GPS is the company behind a controversial and unproven dossier of allegations about Trump included, the connections to Russia as well as other lurid details about the President.

The company was originally retained during the elections by the conservative website Washington Free Beacon, the research in 2016-was not wanted to be involved, the candidate of the opposition, but apparently in the dossier.


But in a bomb, in development, it emerged this year that Clinton and the DNC later maintained Fusion GPS by attorney Marc Elias and his law firm Perkins Coie. Then the trump card-the dossier came.

Clinton reportedly did not know about the dossier, until BuzzFeed News published in January 2017. Democrats have defended just as opposition research. But the Republicans want to know to what extent it was used, to a monitoring warrant, assign, against a trump card.

The DNC’s dance

For Donna Brazile, 2017, a year was clean.

The former interim Democratic National Committee Chairman, was let go, as a CNN commentator, according to leaked emails allegedly show that joint discussion of issues with the Clinton campaign in the run-up to the events. She rode initially denied the accusations, but Brazile was finally admitted in the year 2017, the E-Mails she sent to the campaign were “a mistake.”

The former interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile said that she found evidence that the national party worked with Hillary Clinton to give her a leg up for the nomination.

(Reuters/Mike Segar)

But Brazile later rumors addressed-in a big way -that the DNC promotes the wrong Clinton over Bernie Sanders, the Vermont progressive senator.

“I had promised Bernie, when I took over the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the Convention that I would go to the bottom of whether or not Hillary Clinton had the team manipulated the nomination, as they stole a cache of E-Mails from Russian hackers, and online had released proposed,” Brazile wrote in her campaign memoir, “Hacks”, that was the first excerpt in Politico magazine.

“Of Sept. 7, the day that I called Bernie, I had said in my evidence, and it is the heart,” Brazile broke me.

Brazile said she found a joint fundraising agreement document between the DNC, the Hillary the victory Fund and Hillary for America from August 2015 — only a few months after Clinton announced her candidacy.

“The agreement — Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC and Robby Mook signed by Amy, with a copy to Marc Elias stated that in exchange for money and the investment in the DNC, Hillary would be the control of the party finances, strategy, and the money raised,” Brazile wrote. “Their campaign had the right of refusal, who is the party’s communications director would, and the final decisions on all of the other employees would.”

Uranium is

A 2013 deal, Russia-backed company Rosatom, a Canadian uranium mining company acquired the assets in the United States

The deal first emerged in the news in the year 2015, the questions about connections to the Clintons. But he rose again in the headlines this year, as The hill reported, the FBI saw in the agreement, and has revealed that some of the Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in nefarious dealings, extortion, bribery, and kickbacks.

Because of the deal, Russia is able to own about 20 percent of U.S. uranium production capacity, although experts estimate that Rosatom extracted only about 11 percent of the uranium in the United States

The agreement was approved, the nine authorities with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Hillary Clinton’s State Department was one of those agencies, even though the former Secretary of state “has said that she was personally involved” in the deal.


On the question of how the deal came to be. The Republicans have largely complained about the transaction, especially since some of the investors donated allegedly millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation and former President Bill Clinton received a $500,000 speaking fee in Russia and met with Vladimir Putin around the time of the offer.

But, according to The hill, evidence of a failed Mikerin behavior of Vadim, the Russian organisation of official controls on Putin’s nuclear expansion in the United States, was finally sentenced to prison, it was also discovered by the FBI, before the deal was approved.

Christie’s stranded

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made quite the splash this year for a number of its decisions — even if he was caught, while relaxing on a private beach, after a government shutdown the public beaches closed during the first weekend in July.

To the public New Jersey beaches switching, during the Fourth of July weekend through a government shutdown, Gov. Chris Christie, R, has been caught and relax on a private beach.

(AP Photo/Andrew Mills NJ Advance Media)

“This is the way how to do it. To run for Governor, and you have the residence,” the Republicans said in response to critics.

But Christie was not only the Governor, to be a flop this year. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, R, resigned in April after allegations that he used to hide state money, having an affair.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.

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