Things may be getting even worse for Republicans as women are coming forward and accusing Donald Trump of inappropriate physical contact.
According to The Gothamist:
Gloria Allred, the civil rights lawyer who takes on high-profile targets, like Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski and, yes, Trump, confirmed to us that since the Access Hollywood tape’s release, she has been “contacted by women who allege inappropriate contact by Mr. Trump.”
More to the point, Allred discussed how Trump’s words suggest criminal behavior. “If there is an unwanted or unconsented to touching of a person’s intimate parts such as the genital areas or a woman’s breasts, that could constitute a sexual assault or a sexual battery,” she explained yesterday. She added that “when Rudy Giuliani was asked” on Sunday’s political programs “if Donald Trump was describing a sexual assault on the recently released 2005 video, he responded, ‘That’s what he was talking about.'” Allred said, “I am disgusted by what Donald Trump said and admitted that he had done on that video. An apology is not enough.”
At this time, allegations are just allegations, but as the American public has seen with Bill Cosby and others, serial sexual predators often don’t have just a few victims, and they don’t stop until they are caught. It is known that Trump was making comments and behaving inappropriately as recently as 2008.
It is likely that Donald Trump committed an offense that is well within the statute of limitations. This could be a major story that goes beyond the presidential campaign. It will be important to see if any of these women publicly come forward, and how many women there are because the truth is that accusations from a few women will not be taken seriously by the media.
If Trump is accused of any crime that falls within the statute of limitations, he could be facing a criminal investigation.
The dam may be bursting on Republicans, as the Access Hollywood tape could be the least of their problems. There is a possibility that the Republican Party nominated a sexual predator to be the next President Of The United States.
Donald Trump’s it was only words defense may be going up in smoke, and the building inferno is set to consume the entire Republican Party.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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