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Nightmare Fuel: Scandal
The corrupt politicians ruling the country, and the well-intentioned president an his generous chessmastering mistress being outsmarted and unable to protect any innocent menacing the reputation of the corrupt politicians from undergoing public humiliation and denigration at the hands of said corrupt chiefs.
The CIA trying to turn its agents into hyperskilled sociopaths and kidnapping an innocent woman, who just menaced the reputation of someone the man who sent them wanted to protect and promote.
How the utter simplicity with which Hollis Doyle managed to rig the election of the President of the United States? Admittedly the election was close but how many key elections are swung by only a few thousand votes here and there?