(CNN) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that there was no precedent for revoking the U.S. Medal of Freedom -- as some have called for him to do -- given to comedian and actor Bill Cosby. But the President did outline his definition of rape.
"There's no precedent for revoking a medal. We don't have that mechanism," he said.
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The President then paused, and while he would not comment on the specifics of a case in which criminal or civil charges could be brought, he instead offered a definition of rape.