From Electoral Vote:
“Be careful what you wish for. You might get it.” In 1996, when Paula Jones sued then-president Bill Clinton for inappropriate sexual conduct, Republicans were rooting that the Supreme Court would rule that no one was above the law, not even the president, and that private citizens could sue the president. They got what they wanted when the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the president could be sued. Jones’ lawyer was George Conway III, the husband of Kellyanne Conway [Trump’s campaign manager and pollster].
Now that precedent is about to come back and hit Donald Trump hard, because yesterday Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” sued Trump for defamation. In October she said publicly that he attacked her in a hotel room in 2007. Trump denied that he ever met Zervos in a hotel room and called her a liar. She is suing him for defamation to restore her reputation. Zervos is represented by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who has handled many high-profile cases before. Allred is no doubt excited about getting the opportunity to depose Trump under oath, knowing full well that Bill Clinton’s lies under oath in the Paula Jones case were the basis for his impeachment. Just in case anyone doubts what Allred thinks about Trump, she once said to him: “You are nothing but a fourth rate politician and a fifth rate human being …”
I’m really looking forward to hearing how Trump and the Republicans deal with this. Will they claim that the president’s private life is nobody’s business? Will Trump keep attacking Summer Zervos, making her defamation suit even stronger?
The “pussy grabbing” video was bad enough, but it was just talk. These are actions. How will Americans react if they learn that we have elected a sexual predator as president?