You have been a great friend! Want to be my secretary of interior?
I love having my friends work with me! We are able to get away with anything!
I will sell you all of these oil reserve lands as long as you don't say where you got it from!
He remained in the Senate until March 4, 1921, when President Warren G. Harding appointed him secretary of the interior.
All our dirty laundry is about to be exposed!
While President Harding was in office, he used the spoils system to pick out his cabinet. The people that he selected were known as the Ohio Gang. This led to untrained people running the country causing scandals that were being kept a secret.
I should probably resign before I get caught for everything I did.
Fall became involved in the Teapot Dome scandal after accepting a large bribe to lease to private oil interests and friends, without competitive bidding, naval oil reserve lands in the Teapot Dome reserve in Wyoming and other reserves in California.
But I already resigned!
We know all about your involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal.
When President Harding died, all of the Ohio Gang's scandals were on the verge of comin out.
Knowing that all of President Harding's scandals were about to to be exposed, Fall resigned in 1923.
In 1924 a Senate investigation revealed that Fall had been involved in the Teapot Dome scandal.