Alva Johnson, a former campaign aide is suing President Trump and alleging that he “forcibly” kissed her before a rally in Tampa, FL in 2016. Well, we now have video of the kiss and watch it for yourself:
This staffer said Trump grabbed her by the shoulders and forcibly kissed her at a campaign event. She is now suing Trump for "violating norms of decency."
Someone else captured this video, just released tonight.
The instance seems to have been greatly mischaracterized. pic.twitter.com/qAxJjPyrnN
— Boomieleaks (@notwokieleaks) July 11, 2019
Wow. Game over. And will CNN update its reporting:
This is nowhere near the interaction that the staffer describes in the lawsuit and was widely reported at the time: https://t.co/2v7ivQeaWS
Fake sexual assault claims hurt real victims and need to have consequences. https://t.co/Cod52L43QM
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) July 11, 2019
More from Politico where her attorneys are claiming this video actually vindicates Johnson:
While Trump’s legal team cast the video as devastating for Johnson’s suit, her attorneys say the recording is a boon to her case because it confirms that she and Trump did interact in the RV on the date Johnson claimed.
“We are gratified and pleased that we finally have proof what Ms. Johnson has been alleging in this lawsuit,” said Hassan Zavareei, an attorney for Johnson. “It is basically exactly what Ms. Johnson has been saying.”
Zavareei said there are only minor differences from Johnson’s longstanding account. “She said Trump was holding her by the hands. In fact, he grabbed her by the shoulders. … Other than that, it’s basically identical to what she alleged,” her attorney said.
Asked whether the interaction is notably different from those frequently seen on rope lines at campaign events, Zavareei said: “I don’t regard it as innocuous. … Does it look dramatic? No. That does not mean it wasn’t a serious battery. It’s a battery because she didn’t want it to happen. It’s not an appropriate thing to do to another person.”
Good luck with the “serious battery” claim:
mischaracterized? Brazen lie. The plausibility of it was zero from the start as she claimed it was in view of others. Sure. Totally. Makes sense. Yet @chrislhayes CNN and rest of Corporate Media treated this far-fetched accusation as if it is fact.
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) July 11, 2019
Maybe President Trump should countersue as it looks like she committed the same “serious battery” on him?
It looks like she's kissing his cheek. pic.twitter.com/nUd0PHgR1r
— GoSellCrazy… (@rrobertschwartz) July 11, 2019