I think the protracted and rather convoluted lies and the attempted coverup are what is the big deal political issue. It leads voters to question the real motives for his political actions - is it what he says, or is it self-interest. This is particularly important coming from one who seeks to expand government power and authority int new aspects of our lives.
Can we trust him again?
, but it is not
Here you are wrong... Trust is not just given, but earned, and when it is not deserved it is robbed rather than earned, and so the people who trusted him are injured and are made to look foolish by him... Just as liberals are too inclined to trust, this politician was clearly too inclined to trust, and I think it rises to the level of a nuerosis in him, but in any event,he clearly misses the point, that as a member of the government he is not to trust, but to doubt, and forever be on his guard for us on our behalf, against physical danger, and against moral wrong... He is so far gone he can't even defend his own honor let alone ours...