By Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell
There’s the liberty of data Act, after which there’s Ventura’s way.
The reputable spin on quite a few govt courses is flat-out bullshit, in accordance with Jesse Ventura. during this impressive number of genuine govt files, Ventura, the final word non- partisan truth-seeker, proves it past any doubt. He and Dick Russell stroll readers via sixty three of the main incriminating courses to bare what relatively occurs at the back of the closed doorways. In addition to supplying unique executive facts, Ventura discusses what it fairly potential and the way commonplace american citizens can cease legal habit on the most sensible degrees of presidency and within the media. between the circumstances mentioned:
• The CIA’s top-secret software to regulate human habit
• Operation Northwoods—the army plan to hijack airplanes and blame it on Cuban terrorists
• the invention of a mystery Afghan archive—information that by no means left the boardroom
• possibly lethal healthcare cover-ups, together with a dengue fever outbreak
• What the dep. of safeguard is familiar with approximately our nutrients supply—but is protecting mum
even if those records are actually within the public area, the powers that be could simply as quickly they remain less than wraps. Ventura’s examine and remark sheds new mild on what they’re no longer telling you—and why it issues.
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Bush each were involved in two scandals. 2 involved lower-level officials. Scandals involving cabinet members and cabinet-rank officials are most numerous. Cabinet-level officials are the most frequent participants in scandals, representing 49 of the 138 individuals (35 percent). 2, cabinet members were most involved in scandals during the 26 The Institutional Effects of Executive Scandals Reagan administration with 20 in total, followed by 8 for Presidents Nixon and Clinton. For example, the Watergate scandal involved President Nixon plus 6 cabinet-level officials (plus 2 other lower-level officials who met the threshold).
In 138 (39 percent) of the cases, the scandal involved individual financial wrongdoing whereby an individual personally benefited from the illegal actions he or she took. In one instance, the appointed emergency financial manager in Michigan (under Governor Granholm) was ordered to repay an unauthorized $264,000 he paid himself (Savage 2012). In 131 (37 percent) of the cases, the scandal was political. For example, officials would often abuse the power of their positions by using government resources to campaign, as Studying Scandals: State and National Executive Scandals 37 when Governor Carcieri of Rhode Island was investigated by the Rhode Island Ethics Commission for sending political direct mail to subordinates.
Of the one hundred scandals in the data, President Reagan’s first term accounts for twenty-five scandals, followed by another nine scandals in Reagan’s second term, for a total of thirty-four scandals (34 percent of the total). Clinton’s first term accounts for eighteen scandals, followed by another five scandals in his second term, for a total of twenty-three scandals (23 percent of the total). Perhaps surprisingly, Nixon’s administration accounted for only five scandals total, although several were historically consequential to the President and the presidency.