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Go Allred Go!

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?



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    Anything, anything to impeach him. Please get him out. Let Pence who will be sort of reasonable be president.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 4:21 am | Permalink
  2. Arthanyel wrote:

    Pence is horrible too, just in a different way. But at least he won’t start WW3 with Chins, or hand our entire nation to Putin.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:41 am | Permalink
  3. JWHAT wrote:

    The grotesque party of “FAMILY VALUES” (these people sicken me) will, of course, defend him.

    Trump will lie about anything at anytime….can’t help himself. Get him under oath and we’ll have all we need to impeach.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 8:28 am | Permalink
  4. Wildwood wrote:

    The hard core Trumplestiltskin voters will keep on ignoring what is obvious, as they have had to do all along to find a way to justify voting for him. The others who voted for him are already regretting it, if the newest polling numbers are anywhere near correct. The Republican politicians will ignore as well, as long as they can, so they can pass all those draconian measures that have been in their dreams for so long. As I’ve said before, the last group has him by the short hairs, but I’m not sure he realizes that just yet. If he doesn’t toe the party line we will end up with President Pence. I’m not totally convinced that will be an improvement. Trump, at times, can be a movable object. Pence not so much.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:09 am | Permalink
  5. ebdoug wrote:

    Don’t forget how many lies very Religious Pence has told and will tell. He does not believe the commandment “Thou shall not bear false witness.” He bears false witness with gusto.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:31 am | Permalink
  6. Ralph wrote:

    The irony of your campaign manager’s husband, abetted by the GOP and SCOTUS, having paved the legal path to your possible impeachment would be beyond the sublime.

    Of course, the question becomes – what and where’s the legal proof? Trump lies as easily as he takes his next breath, and almost as often. Unless the hotel has verifiable records (registration, surveillance video) or credible witnesses, if it all comes down to a case of she said/he said, the suit may go nowhere. Presumably, hopefully!, filing suit at this point suggests they have something more solid than hearsay.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:46 am | Permalink
  7. Yudith wrote:

    Trump’s attorneys will probably settle the case with a big wad of money. Now, I am the only one who thought that Bill Clinton was impeached because of Monica Lewinski?

    Friday, January 20, 2017 at 6:11 am | Permalink
  8. Ralph wrote:

    Yudith, you may be spot on there. Of course, he’d settle contingent only without admission of guilt. But like the Trump U. fraud case, paying $25M to dismiss is practically the definition of an admission of fraud. Ironic, as Trump often brags that he never “settles”.

    Friday, January 20, 2017 at 8:57 am | Permalink