Why has President Obama’s White House been so scandal-free? Like Sherlock Holmes's "dog that failed to bark in the night," that lack of scandal is important, not least because it offers some clues to how the next White House can do the same. Five policies and practices seem to have led the way. http://www.newsweek.com/how-keep-white-house-scandal-free-2017-498543
The author makes powerful points. But he leaves out a bigger picture. In fact, GWBush assigned scores of FBI etc to dig for "smoking guns" to send to jail "the most corrupt" clintonite politicians. What did the most extensive witch hunt in US history accomplish?
(1) agents distracted from counter terror before 9/11... in other words outright treason, and
(2) ZERO clintonian officials ever indicted for malfeasance of office, a first ever for a two term administration. The first time. Ever.
Especially since a real witch hunt, extending across 24 years, costing upwards toward a billion dollars, diverting public resources and involving Vesuvius-spews of bile from talk-radio hosts across the land, never resulted in a single Clinton era official ever being imprisoned or even indicted for actual crimes having to do with malfeasance in the performance of their official duties. Not one, ever.
To a scientist, this would come as close to disproof by failure to find supporting evidence as one could get.. (Absence of evidence can be evidence of absence, when the search for evidence was so relentless and thorough.) Indeed, the implication -- galling to all of my Republican friends -- is that the Clintonites were not only the most honest governing clade in US history, but in the history of government on Earth.
Now we have a second US administration to go 8 years without a single demonstrably culpable malfeasance of office. (The current House GOP is desperately trying to deny the dems that double record, by attempting to impeach the IRS head for things he never did, ever, even remotely-at-all.) Only in the case of the Obama Administration, it’s not just the second to have no malfeasance indictments, but the first to have gone essentially scandal free.
Oh… you ravers who raise “scandals” of an utterly picayune nature? How about you first put up money that I can’t respond with things done by the Bushes that were LITERALLY orders of magnitude worse? Two orders? Three? Four? Offer up real cash.