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Monday, December 11, 2017
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1/ Three women who previously accused Trump of sexual harassment called for Congress to investigate the allegations. Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey, and Rachel Crooks said that "a non-partisan investigation is important not just for him but for anybody that has allegations against them, this isn't a partisan issue, this is how women are treated everyday." The White House called the accusations false and "totally disputed in most cases," adding that "the timing and absurdity of these false claims speak volumes." (CBS News / Washington Post / USA Today)
- How Trump came around to support an accused child molester: He doesn't believe the claims leveled by Roy Moore's accusers. Who were these women, he asked, and why had they kept quiet for 40 years only to level charges weeks before an election? (Politico)
2/ Nikki Haley: The women who've accused Trump of sexual harassment "should be heard," breaking from the administration's assertion that the allegations are false. The US ambassador to the United Nations argued that Trump's accusers should be treated no differently than the other women who have come forward recently with stories of sexual harassment and misconduct against other men. (New York Times)
3/ Democratic senators called for Trump's resignation over sexual harassment and assault accusations against him. Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, and Jeff Merkley suggested that the standard that brought down Al Franken should be applied to Trump. Kirsten Gillibrand added: "Trump has committed assault" and "he should be fully investigated and he should resign." (Washington Post / CNN)
We have a president who acknowledged on tape that he assaulted women. I would hope that he pays attention to what's going on and think about resigning.— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 7, 2017
4/ Obama called on Alabama voters to reject Roy Moore. "This one's serious," Obama said in a recorded messa...
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