From Clinton To Edwards, Sex Scandals Have Rich Hush Money History, Few Convictions

  • A quarter century ago, when America was in the throes of a presidential impeachment, an Arkansas woman named Dolly Kyle Browning recounted a 1994 meeting with then-President Bill Clinton during a high school reunion and subsequent contacts from his lieutenants designed to keep her quiet about a years-long sexual affair.
  • In the most famous case, Sen. John Edwards was criminally charged in 2011 with disguising payments from campaign donors to keep quiet during his 2008 presidential campaign the fact that he had a long-running affair with a mistress with whom he fathered a child in 2007 as his wife Elizabeth battled fatal breast cancer.