Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Five women, including three with Maine ties, allege groping by George H.W. Bush

With power out across much of Maine -- including my house -- I've been remiss in posting this Portland Press Herald story from the weekend where we broke the fourth groping allegation against former President George H.W. Bush. This one was significant in that it (a) involved a Republican former state senate candidate (so could not be said to be "politically motivated" and (b) is said to have taken place in 2006, when Bush was neither confined to a wheelchair nor believed to be suffering any signs of mental deterioration.

Also in the story: a fifth accuser, revealed in a report by the Erie Times-News, dating back to 2004. Details of all of this in the story.

[Update, 11/28/17: There are now ten accusations against Bush; here's what experts say about the likely effect on his legacy.]

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