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Old 10-08-2016, 11:49 AM
Corry El is offline
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Originally Posted by ganthet View Post
There are several issues:

1) Lack of specificity - Trump did not admit to committing any kind of involuntary, non-consensual assault/sexual assault at a given time, place, and on a specific person. Without these details, it is impossible to charge him with a specific crime that took place in the jurisdiction of a particular court.

2) Trump did not admit to doing anything without consent since his assertion was precisely that women would consent to him trying to flirt with, kiss, touch, etc. them because he was famous.

3) Corpus - even if the first two things were not issues and that Trump did admit to touching a woman with a sexual intent and without her permission at a specific time, place, and with a particular woman, there is no independent evidence that this happened (namely a specific woman's statement alleging such an incident that corresponds with the details in his statements).

4) Statute of limitations - again, even assuming that there was an actual admitted assault/sexual assault here, since each state has their own laws establishing separate statutes of limitations, there is no way of telling what the time limitations would be here without knowing the location.
Yeah, other than that it's a slam dunk prosecution.

Seriously though, it doesn't matter if random people on the internet go overboard with this, that's what the internet is for. But it illustrates the possibility of Democrats overplaying it, which even in their glee the more level headed ones surely realize.

What you have is video, not just audio not just somebody saying so, of Trump crudely speaking of women then getting off the bus and all 'charming' to the woman in the purple dress (IMO that's a serious part of it, rather than just what's said on the bus). Creep. That's really it, good stuff for anti-Trump purposes, but really no need to try to invent some phony criminal aspect.