In the realm of political power, you don’t judge a party by values.” What a person does, rather you judge values based on the actions of most party members in response to the misdeeds of one of its members. In any group of millions of people, you will find some enterprisers and people who are corrupt.
The question is whether the majority of the people support or defend the behavior or they condemn it. He knew that most Republicans in Congress would not support him. More importantly, he knew that his state’s Republicans would not support him. The values of his party’s people will not be allowed.
In a similar situation, there was no outrage when it came to light that gay prostitution was going on in the house of Democrat Congressman Barney Franks. In fact all of the Democrats defended him and his state’s Democrats re-nominated him ever since. There have been rumors of his affairs since the day Bill Clinton announced he was running for the presidency.
When it was revealed in the media that the rumors were true, most Democrats stood behind him. Democrats are considered to be the party that wants to protect privacy. I think acceptance is when members of his party break the law and collect private FBI files. According to Democrat values we should respect the privacy of our friends and not anyone else. Another example of differences between parties’ values is how they react to domestic terror.