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How to Destroy the Balance of Powers

In 1922, the United States Senate launched an investigation into what would become the most infamous story of executive-branch corruption in American history until Watergate. Teapot Dome, as the scandal came to be known, involved secret deals given out by Warren Harding’s administration for access to oil reserves in Wyoming and California. Not one but two special prosecutors were appointed to investigate alongside Congress.The scandal led, among other things, to the laws governing tax disclosures that have allowed the present Congress to press—so far unsuccessfully—for access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns. It also established Congress’s power to investigate more …read more

Source:: The Atlantic


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