Spectacular political meltdowns

Published On: Oct 24 2011 09:51:46 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 03 2016 09:00:13 AM CDT

Take a look back at the many meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments of politicians through history.

Bob McDonnell
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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were found guilty in September 2014 of federal corruption charges. The 14-count indictment, culminating a lengthy investigation of their relationship with a Virginia business executive, alleges fraud by a public official, false statements and obstruction.

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