Back in 2007 a major sex scandal rocked the beltway. The “DC Madam,” Deborah Jean Palfrey, destroyed the carrers of quite a few politicians, including Louisiana Governor David Vitter, by disclosing some of the people on her client list. Her prostitution ring was vast, and it wasn’t until she threatened to out the more than 800 clients she had phone records for that she was convicted of lesser crimes and her evidence suppressed and gagged.
Her lawyer is now saying that the information in those phone records will significantly impact the presidential election and has petitioned the Supreme Court to release the gag order as soon as possible so the American people have all of the information they need to make their voting decisions. With the recent reports from the National Enquirer and the allegations of infidelity against Ted Cruz, he seems like the most likely suspect. It was almost a decade ago, however, so any of the candidates or their spouses could be the big surprise Palfrey’s lawyer has in store.
Watch the report from Rachel Maddow on the unfolding scandal below:
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