In continuation of our scandal series:
Did you know that Vice President Aaron Burr plotted to create a new and independent nation in the middle of North America? Yep, he devised a conspiracy that would involve land from the Louisiana Purchase: Lease out Texas, start a war between Mexico & Spain, then seize the land from them all. President Thomas Jefferson had his own VP arrested and charged with treason.
Acquitted? You bet. Some things never change. (sigh)
Any other candidates that should be tried for treason?