Haley Killinton calls up Hoshijo after Semaphry foils an assassination by one of her hitmen of a target who knew too much. She tells him that she will assist him in the manhunt of Kayla Tarington-if he helps scrub the evidence trail clean.
After Hoshijo fails in the climax of my book, Killinton disavows all knowledge of the Tarington case, and throws Hoshijo under the bus. The would be whistleblower gets his leak, and dies in a freak accident. Conspiracy theories abound, no one can prove anything.
Basically, just like real life, but with toku tropes for certain characters.
If I had to go gay for one guy, I could do worse than Bill. Sure he's a cheater, but he was a good president, he's got that charisma, and just look at that smile! Now that's a man I'd go bowling with! Hillary can suck our collective dicks.