Trump and Weinstein are both on trial. Only one is still considered too powerful to fail. - 2017-10-26

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F0.png Trump and Weinstein are both on trial. Only one is still considered too powerful to fail. October 26, 2017, Anna North, Vox

One has been accused of sexual harassment or assault by at least 100 women. He has since been charged with sexual assault and rape. Five women have taken the stand in recent days to testify that he had a pattern of manipulation, abuse, and assault. If convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

The other man has been accused of sexually harassing, assaulting, or otherwise violating more than 20 women. However, he has faced no criminal consequences in connection with any of these allegations. His current trial, in the US Senate, concerns the allegation that he pressured a foreign government to investigate his political rival. Thanks to a vote by Republicans unwilling to challenge him, no witnesses will be called. He is all but certain to be acquitted and will run for reelection in November.

The first man is producer Harvey Weinstein. The second, of course, is President Donald Trump.

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{{cite news | first = Anna | last = North | author2 = Ezra Klein | title = Trump and Weinstein are both on trial. Only one is still considered too powerful to fail. | url = https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/26/16526922/donald-trump-impeachment-harvey-weinstein-sexual-assault | work = Vox | date = October 26, 2017 | accessdate = August 21, 2020 }}