If Only Somebody Had Called the Police on Trump

If Only Somebody Had Called the Police on Trump

Trump said yesterday, if only Christine Ford had gone to the police 36 years ago, about her  charges of kidnapping and assault against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

To date, 21 women have gone public with charges against Trump of sexual assaults, ranging from forced mouth kissing to grabbing offenses. If only one of them had called the police. Actually, all of them have informed the public, which takes a lot more nerve.

If only the local police could have put a wire on somebody to have gathered a confession on tape by Trump. Actually, there was such a tape by the Access Hollywood TV show, in which Trump admits to multiple kissing and grabbing assaults. The tape was not only made public on all TV networks, but all of us have heard it quoted many times. The tape caused the host, Billy Bush, to be fired, and banned from his occupation. But Trump, he became President of the United States for a four year term.

What has happened to the women who went public on Trump? He threatened them all with law suits, backed up by his wealth and unscrupulous lawyers.

What happened to Rob Porter, who’s wife called the police for beating charges? He became White House Staff Secretary for Trump, despite his not being able to get a full security clearance.

What happened to Roger Ailes, who was head of Fox News, after multiple sex harassment charges?  He was fired, and became Trump’s behind-the-scene media adviser.

What happened to Bill Shine, who was fired from Fox News for his mishandling of sex harassment charges? He became Trump’s White House head of communications. He must have approved Trump’s statement on Ford and Kavanaugh.

By the way, there is no statute of limitations in Maryland on the crimes that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge are alleged to have committed.  So it is NOT too late to “call the police”, or, better yet, to testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee, to be watched by millions of Americans.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has just promised to “plow” this nomination through anyway.

Do you get my point?

Be careful what you wish for, Donald.   The 21 women who you allegedly harassed can each walk into a police station tomorrow.

Even if Christine Ford does not testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow to be cross examined by 11 hostile male Republicans, she can go on any and all networks and news channels in prime time, on days of her choosing, and tell her story in detail to friendly hosts.  This could be more meaningful, since Mitch McConnell’s prejudging statement now makes her appearance to the Senate moot.

To see how bad the questioning would be, I looked up the abortion laws in the states of the 11 Republicans of the Judiciary Committee.  None of them come from states with a Freedom Act.  Only one comes from a state with a State Constitutional Protection, which is Arizona.

If she goes to the Maryland police, she may get a grand jury hearing, which may also subpoena Mark Judge, as well as Mrs. Ford’s psychiatrist, who she told about it, before the current nomination.

Does Kavanaugh think that a Supreme Court Justice is above the law, and cannot be tried for his crimes?

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.
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