Joe Biden lets the cat out of the bag.
“I’ll bet everybody knows someone, somewhere along the line, that in an intimate relationship what happened was the guy takes a revealing picture of a naked friend, or whatever, in a compromising position, and then literally in a sense blackmails them or mortifies them.”Acting President Joe Biden
Everyone in Washington DC does, anyhow.
It increasingly appears that there are few state-level figures, and even fewer national-level figures, who are not compromised and controlled through blackmail. It’s all concentric rings of mutual trust, which just happen to coincide with Dante’s Circles of Hell.