From Watergate to Weinergate: 40 Years of Infamous 'Gates'

By Lauren Vicary and Kirsten Salyer - 2012-06-14T20:34:33Z

Photograph by Dirck Halstead/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

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With Watergate still fresh in the public's mind, the 1976 revelation of Korean influence-peddling in Congress turned public scrutiny to the legislative branch. In "Koreagate," the Korea Central Intelligence Agency funneled money through a South Korean businessman to various congressional figures to influence aid to the Park Chung Hee regime in South Korea. Probes into the scandal prompted Time Magazine to note: "There is an unmistakable sniff of Watergate wafting over the Hydra-headed investigations."