Republicans Covering Up Misconduct by Republicans

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Displaying 25 Scandals
Sorted by When News Broke
  • Alina Habba
    Manipulated a vulnerable female staff member at Trump Bedminster in to signing a nondisclosure agreement that paid what her lawyers claim was a "paltry sum" in exchange for her forced silence about allegations she made against a supervisor who allegedly coerced her in to having sex, with huge financial penalties if she violated the agreement
    30 Nov 2023
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by the alleged victim
  • 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
  • Daniel Snyder [NFL Owner]
    Personally fired two Washington Commanders cheerleaders after they accused an NFL player of sexual misconduct and falsely blamed the incident on the victims instead of the player responsible
    10 Nov 2022
    According to news reports from credible media outlets
  • Kyle Hupfer
    Kept secret credible sexual assault allegations against the Republican Secretary of State for over a month ostensibly to protect him
    03 Oct 2022
    According to an exclusive report by The Statehouse File
  • Merrill Nelson [R-UT]
    Convinced a Mormon bishop to keep allegations of child sexual abuse by a member of his church against his daughters secret under false pretenses that he could be sued if he did even though state law in Arizona -- where the alleged abuse took place -- specifically protects people who report child abuse, which allowed the abuse to continue for a number of years
    08 Sep 2022
    According to court records reported by mainstream outlets
  • Vince McMahon
    Secretly paid over $12 million to four women to keep them from going public with their allegations of sexual misconduct and demanded that each of them signs a nondisclosure agreement to ensure their accusations never saw the light of day
    10 Jul 2022
    According to news reports from credible media outlets
  • Daniel Snyder [NFL Owner]
    Secretly paid $1.6 million to a female Washington Commanders employee who accused him of sexual assault in order to keep her from going public with her allegations
    21 Jun 2022
    According to allegations made by the alleged victim first reported by The Washington Post
  • Mark Meadows [Fmr. Trump Chief of Staff]
    Unlawfully destroyed official documents in burn bags -- to the point that his wife complained to top Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson that "all of his suits smell like a bonfire" -- and flushed others down the toilet in violation of a federal law that mandates all of a President's records must be sent to the National Archives presumably to cover up some sort of misconduct
    26 May 2022
    According to testimony given by one of his top aides to the January 6th select committee
  • Bill O'Reilly []
    Routinely accosted Fox News producer Andrea Mackris with graphic sexual conversations he initiated during all hours of the night and during work functions, unsuccessfully solicited her and a friend of hers to have group sex and tried to persuade her to have phone sex with him all after totally ignoring her repeated demands that he stop and later paid her $9 million to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit she brought against him all while being married
    13 Jul 2021
    According to a settlement agreement reached between O'Reilly and his accuser
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle [Fox News ]
    Sexually harassed an assistant of hers so incessantly that she eventually filed a 42-page complaint against Fox News which resulted in them paying her a secret multimillion-dollar settlement
    01 Oct 2020
    According to an exclusive report by The New Yorker
  • Jim Jordan [R-OH]
    Ignored repeated accusations of sexual molestation by a team physician for a college wrestling team he coached and even told one student athlete that he wanted "nothing to do with this" after they told him about the alleged abuse
    03 Jul 2018
    According to six former student-athletes he coached and first reported by NBC News
  • Steve Wynn [Fmr. Wynn Resorts CEO]
    Coerced a manicurist who worked at one of his hotels to remove her clothing and have sex with him while also being married and later secretly paid her $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit she filed against him
    27 Jan 2018
    According to an exclusive report by The wall Street Journal
  • Pat Meehan [R-PA]
    Propositioned an aide who was decades younger than him to become romantically involved and then made her life in the office so miserable after she rebuffed his advances that she quit and sued him for sexual harassment, which resulted in him secretly spending thousands of taxpayer dollars to settle while also being married
    20 Jan 2018
    Confirmed by a total of 7 office employees and acquaintances in an exclusive report by The New York Times
  • James Rosen [Fox News D.C. Correspondent]
    Sexually harassed a female producer and then secretly worked with Fox News to privately settle her complaint with a deal that allowed her to extend her stay in the U.S. since she wasn't an American citizen
    10 Jan 2018
    According to interviews with former colleagues at Fox News and reported by NPR
  • Roger Ailes []
    Solicited Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky for sex during private meetings while also being married and then retaliated against her after she rebuffed his advances by denying her a promotion to host her own show and drastically reduced her on-air appearances which resulted in him and Fox News secretly paying her an undisclosed amount of money to settle a lawsuit she filed against him
    20 Dec 2017
    Ailes and Fox News secretly paid her to keep quiet
  • Blake Farenthold [R-TX]
    Settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with a confidentiality agreement for $84,000 using a secret taxpayer funded account which kept it from the public for years
    04 Dec 2017
    According to an exclusive report by Politico
  • Blake Farenthold [R-TX]
    Openly talked with a male aide about "sexual fantasies" and "wet dreams" he had about his female communications director Lauren Greene and fired her after shortly after she filed a formal complaint and then secretly paid her $84,000 in taxpayer funds from a secretive "Office of Compliance" account after she agreed to drop a federal lawsuit she filed against him
    04 Dec 2017
    According to an exclusive report by Politico
  • Family Research Council Tony Perkins
    Knew that GOP candidate Wes Goodman unzipped and fondled an 18-year-olds crotch in a hotel room without his consent and could have intervened after the boys stepfather wrote to him about the incident, but concealed the abuse because the lawmaker was in a tight state congressional campaign that he went on to win
    18 Nov 2017
    According to an exclusive report by The Washington Post
  • Bill O'Reilly []
    Coerced Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl into a "non-consensual sexual relationship" while also being married himself and later secretly agreed to pay her $32 million to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit she brought against him
    21 Oct 2017
    According to a settlement agreement reached between O'Reilly and his accuser
  • Bill O'Reilly []
    Sexually harassed Fox Business host Rebecca Diamond in such a manner that she decided to record him to have proof of his behavior which led to him and Fox News secretly paying her an undisclosed amount in order to keep her from going public with her recordings
    06 Apr 2017
    Caught on tape, O'Reilly and Fox News secretly paid her to keep quiet
  • Bill O'Reilly []
    Incessantly tried to convince Fox News host Juliet Huddy to have sex with him over repeated phone calls (during which she reported it sometimes sounded like he was masturbating), tried to kiss her without her consent, invited her to visit his vacation home and once answered the door to his hotel room in his boxer shorts after he asked her to return a room key he ostensibly needed and then had Fox News secretly pay her a high six-figure settlement to quash a sexual harassment lawsuit she filed against him and the company
    10 Jan 2017
    Fox News secretly settled Huddy's lawsuit
  • Dan Kirby [R-OK]
    Secretly paid $44,500 in taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by his former assistant that he fired after she complained about his behavior
    23 Dec 2016
    According to reports by local and state media
  • Roger Ailes []
    Solicited anchor Gretchen Carlson for sexual favors while also being married and then punished her professionally after she refused his advances in a manner so egregious that Fox News settled a lawsuit she filed for $20 million dollars
    06 Jul 2016
    According to the details of a civil settlement and public apology Fox News gave Ms. Carlson
  • Dennis Hastert [R-IL]
    Illegally structured hush money payments of $1.7 million to elude federal bank reporting requirements in order to hide the fact he was paying the victim of his past sex crimes and lied to Federal investigators about it
    01 Jun 2015
    He pled guilty and was sentenced to 15 months in prison, two years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine
  • Kevin Garn [R-UT]
    Got naked with a 15-year-old girl in a hot tub when he was in his late twenties and later paid her $150,000 to keep quiet when he ran for US Congress
    12 Mar 2010
    According to the woman who went to the media to tell her story and confirmed by Garn