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Can the women who have made allegations to the media about Trump make a claim now that could result in impeachment or would the statute of limitation preclude it?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

I imagine it would be a federal case.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Only to the media

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Yes, absolutely. The thing that most people don't know is that impeachment is not criminal matter, but a political matter. It's a "political question" that the courts would stay out of, as the US Constitution specifically gives the authority and discretion to impeach to Congress. Now impeachment is also misunderstood from the perspective that it's not just the US House of Representatives voting on the articles of impeachment, but also that a supermajority of senators (at least 67) would vote to "convict". For example, Bill Clinton was "impeached" (but only half-way) because the house did vote on charging, but the senate did not vote to "convict" (and thus remove) him.

Congress could literally vote to impeach him because he likes ham sandwiches. That's an absurd example, but it's also a true statement. There's nothing that actually requires statement of a crime or proof of a crime being committed. So the fact that a crime was alleged to have occurred, regardless of the statute of limitations, could be the basis for impeachment. My point is that he could literally be impeached for unpaid parking tickets from college years. Now of course actually impeaching based upon unpaid parking tickets from college years would incur a tremendous political cost (many, many lost congressional and other elected seats) so that's why they don't do it. But my point is that they could, and court issues such as statute of limitations., etc... do not apply to or matter to Congress, that has the sole determination as to what can be the basis to impeach on.

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