History's steamiest political sex scandals

Published On: Oct 24 2011 07:52:38 AM PDT   Updated On: Nov 04 2013 09:26:04 AM PST
Scandals date back to time of founding fathers

Politics has been marred by sex scandals throughout American history. Take a look at some of the biggest scandals of the past.

Steamiest Political Scandals 13 - Newt Gingrich
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In March 2007, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich admitted in an interview that he was having an extramarital affair during the same period as when the House investigated and then impeached President Bill Clinton for his conduct with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Gingrich divorced his second wife in 2000 after his attorneys acknowledged his relationship with his current wife, Callista Bisek, a former congressional aide.


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