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Despite 7 women's statements, Bush unlikely to be prosecuted
Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2017 3:42 PM EST | Nomaan Merchant

Posted on 11/15/2017 1:01:25 PM PST by Olog-hai

Allegations that former President George H.W. Bush inappropriately touched seven women involve potential crimes punishable by fines or jail time, if they had been prosecuted.

All but one of the cases is ineligible under state laws that limit when a prosecution can begin after an alleged crime, and several lawyers interviewed said that it would be difficult to win a conviction against Bush, who has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson’s disease.

“You’re still going to be facing prosecuting a 93-year-old man in a wheelchair that’s a former president,” said Toby Shook, a lawyer who previously served as a prosecutor in Dallas. “I doubt if you could ever find a jury that would ever want to convict him.”

There’s no indication prosecutors are planning to pursue a case against Bush. Jordana Grolnick, an actress who alleged that Bush groped her behind last year as his wife, Barbara, stood nearby, told The Associated Press that she has no plans to report the 41st president to authorities. That appears to be the only incident that hasn’t reached the local statute of limitations on how long a crime can be prosecuted after it occurs. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: bush; bush41; hwbush; hwbushperv; sexualharassment
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1 posted on 11/15/2017 1:01:25 PM PST by Olog-hai
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Because he is privileged and can get away with it


2 posted on 11/15/2017 1:02:51 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: Olog-hai

But the AP would like to have him prosecuted.


3 posted on 11/15/2017 1:03:54 PM PST by I want the USA back (ItÂ’s Ok To Be White. White Lives Matter. White Guilt is Socially Constructed)
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To: Olog-hai

Some people are more equal than others.


4 posted on 11/15/2017 1:04:55 PM PST by Obadiah
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To: Guenevere

He said he did couldn’t do this. “At my age, some one must have it in for me!”


5 posted on 11/15/2017 1:05:44 PM PST by llevrok (Swamp nothing! Give Washington DC an enema !)
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To: Olog-hai

It really helps when you say you didn’t vote for Trump and especially so if you say you voted for Hillary.


6 posted on 11/15/2017 1:06:04 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: Olog-hai

In the mean while they say nothing about the rapist Bill Clinton.


7 posted on 11/15/2017 1:06:40 PM PST by Enlightened1
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Sexual assault charges against a 93 year old wheelchair bound man were considered??? Assault?? Really??

someone educate me. He touched the buttocks of a woman?? But he’s not in full control of his faculties at age 93 and wheelchair bound, is he?


8 posted on 11/15/2017 1:08:07 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Olog-hai

Because he’s 94 and likely would not live beyond pretrial motions.


9 posted on 11/15/2017 1:15:48 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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>> In the mean while they say nothing about the rapist Bill Clinton.

The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat.


10 posted on 11/15/2017 1:20:20 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai

"...avoiding a sexual assault from President George H.W. Bush..."


This is done simply by stepping 36” lateral to or behind his wheelchair.
A savvy woman would follow-up: ”You are naughty, Mr. President. Do not do that to me again or force me to escalate to Mrs. Bush.”


11 posted on 11/15/2017 1:28:51 PM PST by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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Sexual assault charges against a 93 year old wheelchair bound man were considered??? Assault?? Really??

But he has something that doesn't age....MONEY.

12 posted on 11/15/2017 1:35:27 PM PST by Aria
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To: Olog-hai
Is this not just more proof of the uniparty oligarchy?

Despot regimes NEVER cede power without military force. Either their own or some one elses.

Facts are it's gonna take a military style coup to roust the scoundrels from their nests!

13 posted on 11/15/2017 1:39:29 PM PST by rawcatslyentist
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To: Guenevere

“Because he is privileged and can get away with it”

Yep. Sadly, it is not uncommon behavior among senile old men. Yet I’ve seen poor ones who weren’t really sure where they were or what was going on get arraigned for it. The Transnationale nobility on the other hand get away with anything. I think none of them will ever get taken down, until they all are.


14 posted on 11/15/2017 2:07:01 PM PST by Psalm 144 (GOPe delenda est)
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PROSECUTED FOR WHAT? Touching some chicks butt? The lawyers are making a killing in all this ... that’s what’s going on here. Women need to learn how to slap or scream. This is all so ridiculous.


15 posted on 11/15/2017 2:12:57 PM PST by goodnesswins (There were 1.41 MILLION NON Profit orgs in 2013 with $1.73 TRILLION in REVENUE)
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Imagine how this could impact dating. Touch someone and it sexual assault.


16 posted on 11/15/2017 2:19:00 PM PST by ealgeone
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Yes...I’ve been pinched on the butt by a couple guys...I ignored them...if it happened again I’d likely make a scene they would never forget.


17 posted on 11/15/2017 2:38:16 PM PST by goodnesswins (There were 1.41 MILLION NON Profit orgs in 2013 with $1.73 TRILLION in REVENUE)
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To: Guenevere

Opposing Trump = his “get out of jail free” card.


18 posted on 11/15/2017 2:39:36 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Olog-hai

“Poppa Was a Rollin Stone”.


19 posted on 11/15/2017 2:53:29 PM PST by wardamneagle
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To: Olog-hai

He needs to wait his turn.

rwood


20 posted on 11/15/2017 3:23:03 PM PST by Redwood71 (uality, they want better)
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