Republican Scandals Due to Negligent Actions While in Office

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Displaying 33 Scandals
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  • Rep. Lauren Boebert [R-CO]
    Drank so much alcohol at a political dinner and gala that servers cut her off and told her she couldn't have any more because she was noticeably drunk
    05 Apr 2024
    According to news reports from credible media outlets
  • Ordered his personal aide and "body man" Walt Nauta and Mar-a-lago manager Brian Butler to transfer up to 15 boxes of likely classified information Trump illegally had in his possession to his residence in New Jersey at the very time representatives from the DOJ were meeting with his lawyers to get back the documents he illegally retained
    12 Mar 2024
    Former Mas-a-Lago manager Brian Butler
  • Shared top-secret and highly sensitive information about U.S. nuclear submarines including the number of nuclear warheads they can carry and how close they can get to Russian submarines without being detected with Australian billionaire and Mar-a-Lago member Anthony Pratt who went on to share what Trump told him with at least 45 other people including foreign officials, his employees and journalists over a year after he left the Presidency
    05 Oct 2023
    According to an exclusive report by ABC News
  • Mark Meadows [Fmr. Trump Chief of Staff]
    Gave a highly classified binder of FBI documents relating to the 2016 Trump-Russia investigation to two sympathetic right-wing media personalities for propaganda purposes
    26 Sep 2023
    According to excerpts from a book by former Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson
  • Compromised classified information on notecards used to brief him during phone calls with international leaders by using the backs to write every day to-do lists to his personal assistant who was uncleared to access classified information and, unaware, also kept them in her unsecured office in Mar-a-Lago until eventually noticing classified markings and alerting the FBI
    Staff Notes: How astoundingly lazy and incompetent can someone be at the same time? He couldn't be bothered to have his assistant order blank cards to use instead of ones with classified info carelessly lying around his office?
    18 Sep 2023
    According to an exclusive report by ABC News
  • Rep. Derrick Van Orden
    Held an alcohol fueled party in his Congressional office moments before he went on an unhinged rant against teenage Senate pages for not being respectful of the history and grandeur of the US Capitol
    28 Jul 2023
    According to a photograph of his office that showed copious amounts of alcohol on a nearby table
  • Ordered a Mar-a-Lago maintenance worker to move and hide 64 boxes filled with highly classified and sensitive information after receiving a subpoena that ordered him to return all government documents in his possession
    27 Jul 2023
    According to charging documents filed by Special Counsel Jack Smith
  • Showed and discussed a top-secret military map that he illegally retained when he left the White House which laid out a "plan of attack" against Iran to a writer, publisher and two staffers who did not have security clearances at an insecure location at his Bedminster golf club
    09 Jun 2023
    According to can audio recording during which he admitted on tape that the map was "highly confidential" and that he "could have declassified" it when he was President but "now I can't"
  • Showed a classified map detailing a secret military operation he illegally retained when he left the White House to a staffer of his PAC after admitting that he shouldn't be showing it to anyone and telling the staffer not to get "too close" to it while meeting with him at his Bedminster golf club
    09 Jun 2023
    According to charging documents filed by Special Counsel Jack Smith
  • Walt Nauta [Trump "Bodyman"]
    Hid boxes filled with classified and highly sensitive government documents after his boss Donald Trump was subpoenaed for them which were later found when the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago and then lied to federal agents when they questioned him about it
    09 Jun 2023
    According to charging documents filed by Special Counsel Jack Smith
  • Ordered his personal aide and "body man" Walt Nauta to move and hide 64 boxes filled with highly classified and sensitive information after receiving a subpoena that ordered him to return all government documents in his possession
    09 Jun 2023
    According to charging documents filed by Special Counsel Jack Smith
  • Stored top-secret and classified documents he illegally took with him to Mar-a-Lago at the conclusion of his term in his unsecured office, bathroom, bedroom, ballroom and storage room in plain view for tens of thousands of guests and potential US adversaries to see
    Staff Notes: Bedroom's and bathroom's almost always lock from the inside, which means any classified documents stored in these areas could have been easily accessible to any number of people who had access to them
    09 Jun 2023
    According to charging documents filed by Special Counsel Jack Smith
  • Mark Meadows [Fmr. Trump Chief of Staff]
    Removed more than a thousand pages of classified documents from the White House on Trump's orders and was seen putting them in the trunk of his car late at night on the final evening of his presidency
    08 Jun 2023
    According to three former top aides to Meadows reported on by Murray Waas in an exclusive report published on Substack
  • State House Speaker Dade Phelan [R-TX]
    Repeatedly slurred his speech and swayed back and forth as he led official proceedings as the Texas Speaker of the House in a way fellow Republican and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton described as "debilitating intoxication"
    19 May 2023
    According to reports by local and state media
  • Drank alcohol "all day and night" despite having serious professional responsibilities including being a lawyer for Donald Trump according to his aide Noelle Dunphy who had a job to make sure he was a "functioning" alcoholic
    16 May 2023
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by former employee Noelle Dunphy reported on by mainstream outlets
  • Discussed classified and sensitive information with Donald Trump on speakerphone while his aide could hear and gave the same aide unfettered access to his email accounts that also contained confidential and highly sensitive information
    15 May 2023
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by former employee Noelle Dunphy reported on by mainstream outlets
  • State Comptroller Richard Eckstrom [R-SC]
    Misreported $3.5 billion that did not exist in South Carolina's yearly financial report due to a coding error that compounded for 15 years while he was in charge during which he once brandished an "Accounting for Dummies" book at a talk for new employees for dramatic effect and may explain why he ignored repeated warnings by auditors and waited five years to approve a recommended full review that finally uncovered the problem
    23 Mar 2023
    According to an investigative report by South Carolina representatives that resulted in his resignation
  • Intentionally lied to his own attorneys about his knowledge of any classified documents in his possession which resulted in his lawyer unwittingly submitting a false sworn certification of that fact to federal investigators
    22 Mar 2023
    According to multiple sources and reported on by multiple major outlets
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA]
    Gave Tucker Carlson exclusive access to 41,000 hours of January 6 insurrection footage captured by surveillance cameras throughout the Capitol complex despite the very real possibility that sensitive information pertaining to the security of the Capitol could be made public
    Staff Notes: This was especially egregious for many reasons!
    22 Feb 2023
    According to an exclusive report by Axios
  • Granted Melania Trump access to the White House Situation Room during a highly secretive US military raid targeting an ISIS leader in a clear breach of rules prohibiting people who lack the proper security clearance from entering the room
    07 Feb 2023
    According to former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller
  • Shared an image taken from a highly secretive spy satellite that could have helped adversaries better understand US spy capabilities to his Twitter followers
    18 Nov 2022
    According to a declassified document obtained by NPR
  • Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
    Broke security protocols by sharing live images of a briefing U.S. Representatives & Senators had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy despite being asked not to share any posts or images until the meeting had concluded
    05 Mar 2022
    According to reporting by NBC News & other media outlets
  • Loren Culp [2020 WA GOP Gov. Candidate]
    Threatened to charge a young rape victim who wanted to report a relative who raped and molested her for twelve years with making false claims and didn't report her accusations to the state Department of Social and Health Services as required by state law, which allowed the offender to remain free for one more year until another police department opened an investigation and arrested the relative
    05 Jul 2020
    According to a lawsuit filed by the alleged victim and reported by local media
  • Discussed highly sensitive and classified intelligence with Russia's Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the US that worried US officials so much they secretly extracted one of its most senior covert intelligence assets inside of Russia out of fear for their safety
    09 Sep 2019
    According to multiple top officials in the Trump Administration and first reported on by CNN
  • Ordered that his son-in-law Jared Kushner receive a top-secret security clearance over the objection of national security and intelligence officials who recommended he be denied clearance due to his business ties in foreign countries
    28 Feb 2019
    According to an investigative report by The New York Times who
  • Confiscated the notes taken by a staffer who interpreted a meeting between himself and Vladimir Putin and ordered them to not divulge details of the conversation even to senior members in his Administration, which former deputy secretary of state Strobe Tallbott said gave Putin "much more scope to manipulate Trump" because senior Administration officials are left in the dark
    13 Jan 2019
    According to current and former officials and reported on by The Washington Post
  • Used an unsecured private cell phone to speak with friends and acquaintances even after repeated warnings from US intelligence officials that Chinese and Russian spies were listening in on his calls
    24 Oct 2018
    According to both current and former US officials and reported on by The New York Times
  • Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX]
    Routinely "drank to excess” at Capitol Hill functions so much that his staff felt they had to be on "red head patrol" in order to "keep him out of trouble" because he would regularly say sexually improper things to female staff and lobbyists when he was drunk
    01 Dec 2017
    According to an exclusive report by Politico
  • Shared highly classified information with Russia's Foreign Minister given by Israel in confidence about an undercover mission to penetrate ISIS fighters developing undetectable bombs of which a retired former intelligence officer noted how damaging this was in that ally countries would now "think twice before sharing sensitive information" with the USA because Trump cannot be trusted to keep the information secure
    22 Nov 2017
    According to multiple Administration officials and reported on my numerous media outlets
  • John Kelly [W.H. Chief of Staff]
    Failed to take appropriate security precautions to keep his personal devices secure during his time at Homeland Security and later as Trump's Chief-of-Staff, potentially exposing his private conversations to US adversaries
    06 Oct 2017
    According to a report by Politico
  • Divulged the existence of a secret CIA program that armed and trained fighters aiming to topple Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad from power on his Twitter account
    25 Jul 2017
    According to a Tweet he posted on his official account
  • District Attorney Matthew Shirk [R-FL]
    Discussed showering and having sex with three subordinates in private messages, sent one a private message that said "I think if we had sex there would be very minimal awkwardness afterwards," drank to excess with them in his office and later fired all three after his wife caught him
    05 Jan 2017
    According to an exclusive report by The Florida Times-Union