Armies of lawyers are a Republican tradition, because unlike Democrats, they really need them. Here are some statistics demonstrating why:
Obama — 8 years in office. zero criminal indictments, zero convictions and zero prison sentences. so the next time somebody describes the Obama administration as “scandal free” they aren’t speaking wishfully, they’re simply telling the truth.
Bush, George W. — 8 years in office. 16 criminal indictments. 16 convictions. 9 prison sentences.
Clinton — 8 years in office. 2 criminal indictments. one conviction. one prison sentence. that’s right nearly 8 years of investigations. tens of millions spent and 30 years of claiming them the most corrupt ever and there was exactly one person convicted of a crime.
Bush, George H. W. — 4 years in office. one indictment. one conviction. one prison sentence.
Reagan — 8 years in office. 26 criminal indictments. 16 convictions. 8 prison sentences.
Carter — 4 years in office. one indictment. zero convictions and zero prison sentences.
Ford — 2 1/2 years in office. one indictment and one conviction. one prison sentence.
Nixon — 6 years in office. 76 criminal indictments. 55 convictions. 15 prison sentences.
Johnson — 5 years in office. zero indictments. zero convictions. zero prison sentences.
In the last 53 years Democrats have been in office for 25 of those years while Republicans held it for 28. In their 25 years in office, Democrats had a total of three executive branch officials indicted with one conviction and one prison sentence. That’s one executive branch official convicted of a crime in two and a half decades of Democrat leadership.
In the 28 years that Republicans have held office over the last 53 they have had a total of 120 criminal indictments of executive branch officials, 89 criminal convictions, and 34 prison sentences handed down. For Republicans, that’s more prison sentences than years in office since 1968. If you want to count articles of impeachment as indictments (they aren’t really but we can count them as an action), both sides get one more. However, Clinton wasn’t found guilty while Nixon resigned and was pardoned by Ford. so those only serve to make Republicans look even worse.
It’s a safe bet Republicans will be further padding their numbers real soon. Republicans are and long have been the most criminally corrupt party to hold the office of the presidency.