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Sinclair, Edward Doheny and other oil titans. No sooner was Fall installed than his money problems disappeared, the dollars flowing into his bank accounts and those of other prominent Republicans as the oil flowed out of Teapot Dome.
How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country
Sinclair thundered that he was too rich to be jailed. He was wrong, but many others walked. A probing study of a scandal that spread even deeper than the standard histories claim—and one that has plenty of lessons for today. There was a problem adding your email address.
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The Teapot Dome Scandal: How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country
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Teapot Dome Scandal - Definition, Dates & Effects - HISTORY
Chapter 23, pages At least during their visits to Friendship, the President and Florence could escape the worst of the unrelenting summer heat. But back at the White House, Harding had to contend with the railroad and mining strike, which threatened to paralyze the nation. Then there was the uproar about the Naval leases. No sooner had Harding managed to still some of the criticism with his covering letter to the Senate in support of the Fall report when his Interior Secretary marched into the White House demanding to send the U.
Marines to Teapot Dome. Marines to Teapot? Was this some early manifestation of senile dementia, Fall reliving, as his biographer suggested, the days when he used to dispatch his quick-triggered hired hands to deal with some adversary in a range war.
Darden, who held claims on part of the Teapot field that predated the Sinclair lease. Darden had gone into the deal with the Attorney General and Jess Smith, and in June he started drilling on land Fall had already leased to Sinclair. When Fall, who despised Darden. Deploy the Marines and alienate a friend and backer, not to mention the Attorney General.
Finally Harding appeared. We feel naturally we own it, because we spent some money to get it. He is T.
Teapot Dome Scandal Excerpt: Marines Invade Wyoming
What are you going to do? Fall, meanwhile, kept after Harding to take action.
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On Saturday morning, July 29, he took the subject up with the President again. This being a Saturday. Denby was out of the office. Roosevelt was in charge. Fall asked the Acting Secretary of the Navy to come to his office at Interior at once.
When Roosevelt appeared skeptical, Fall assured him there was a legal precedent for such an undertaking. This was Fall improvising. There was no such precedent, but Roosevelt was nonetheless reassured.