Bush ethics chief: Trump will go down for violating the Constitution, not sexual misconduct

Camille Fine

The top ethics lawyer in former President George W. Bush’s administration said President Trump is more likely to be removed from office for having “violated the constitution” than over allegations of sexual misconduct.

“It’s nuts to think Trump will be brought down by past sexual misconduct. Voters knew about that,” Richard Painter tweeted Saturday.

{mosads}“It’s the fact that he has threatened or violated the constitution -often in several different ways -every single day since he took office. He must go!” 

Painter has been a frequent critic of Trump, recently saying the president “could be tweeting himself into an obstruction of justice conviction” over his tweet about the firing of Michael Flynn.

His comments come one day after a former Fox News host said that Trump tried to kiss her on the lips more than a decade ago.

Former host Juliet Huddy said Trump tried to kiss her in an elevator in Trump Tower after having lunch together. She added that she “didn’t feel threatened,” but was “surprised” by Trump’s actions.

More than a dozen women accused Trump of sexual misconduct during his presidential campaign.

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