If only walls could talk

Many an im­por­tant mo­ment in US pol­i­tics has taken place in the seclu­sion of a ho­tel

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On April 15, 1865, Vi­cepres­i­dent An­drew Johnson took the pres­i­den­tial oath of of­fice in his room at the Kirk­wood House Ho­tel fol­low­ing the as­sas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln.

wal­dorf as­to­ria, new york Pres­i­dent Franklin D Roo­sevelt used to ar­rive via a spe­cially de­signed, nowde­funct, se­cret train plat­form un­der the ho­tel at 49th Street. The wheel­chair-bound pres­i­dent would then take a hid­den lift di­rectly to the Pres­i­den­tial Suite.

washington hil­ton, washington dc As Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan was leav­ing the ho­tel af­ter de­liv­er­ing a speech in 1981, he was shot by men­tally ill would-be as­sas­sin John Hinck­ley Jr but sur­vived.

Mayflower ho­tel, washington dc The fa­mous photo of Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton and Mon­ica Lewin­sky em­brac­ing at a 1996 cam­paign event was taken here, and one of New York Gov­er­nor Eliot Spitzer’s res­ig­na­tion-in­duc­ing hook-ups with pros­ti­tutes took place in room 871 in 2008.

ritz-carl­ton, pen­tagon city On Jan­uary 16, 1998, of­fi­cers from the FBI ques­tioned Mon­ica Lewin­sky in room 1012 about her al­leged af­fair with Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton. They pressed her to wear a wire to record con­ver­sa­tions with the pres­i­dent, which Lewin­sky re­fused to do.

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