Where Scandal Finds Influence: Top Scandals on Capitol Hill

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Mr. President, Mr. Adulterer

Olivia Pope is not the first — and likely won’t be the last — person on Capitol Hill to sleep with an adulterer. President Andrew Jackson married Rachel Donelson in 1791 under the assumption that she was divorced. However, that was not the case. Donelson’s first husband charged her with adultery and she and Jackson could not legally marry until 1794.

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