When public corruption by government officials is alleged, everyone typically rushes to partisan corners in defense of their allies and to chastise opponents. No one will admit someone from their political team might have fallen prey to the seduction of power, and we assume our opponents live exclusively on the wrong side of the ethical divide.
We should all take a deep breath.
As citizens in this republic, we must expect better from our public servants. More importantly, we must demand better of ourselves.