More Than 50 Congresswomen Demand Probe Into Trump Sexual Misconduct Allegations

  • More Than 50 Congresswomen Demand Probe Into Trump Sexual Misconduct Allegations

More Than 50 Congresswomen Demand Probe Into Trump Sexual Misconduct Allegations

She appeared alongside the two other Trump accusers at a NY news conference: Samantha Holvey, who alleged that Trump walked uninvited into a backstage dressing area where she and others were in various states of undress at a 2012 beauty pageant Trump owned, and Jessica Leeds, who accused Trump of groping her when she sat next to him on a commercial airline flight in the late 1970s.

On the Today show, Holvey said she and other accusers were inspired by the #MeToo movement to try again.

The White House returned fire, releasing a statement Monday calling the women's allegations politically motivated "false claims". It said "the timing and absurdity of these false claims speak volumes". "No man or woman is above the law". Trent Franks, the Arizona Republican and John Conyers, the Michigan Democrat; as well as Sen.

Mr Franken, the Democratic senator from Minnesota, announced last week that he would resign amid an ethics probe into accusations that he sexually harassed several women. Under investigation by police departments in New York, London, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex, but apologized for causing "a lot of pain".

"This took place long before he was elected to be president and the people of this country had a decisive election, supported President Trump", Sanders said.

Nikki Haley, Trump's appointed USA ambassador to the United Nations, came out on Face the Nation this weekend to show her support for the women accusing Trump of harassment and assault, saying: "Women who accuse anyone [of sexual misconduct] should be heard".

Over the past two years, about 16 women have accused Trump of making unwanted sexual advances against them prior to his assuming the presidency. You know her. Another was a lower level employee who worked at a different office in Trump Tower, who you had to walk by nearly every single day.

Gowdy has pulled such a move before: In October, after he denied requests to subpoena the White House for documents related to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the members of the committee pushed for a vote.

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With a cultural shift empowering women to overcome their fear and speak out, and with three U.S. lawmakers announcing their resignations from Congress last week over sexual harassment allegations, some of Trump's accusers are publicly repeating their stories and demanding accountability. They talked to me privately about the amount of retribution that had been unleashed against them and their families just for saying, you know, me too, right? We addressed that then.

Such an investigation of a Republican president by a Congress controlled by his own party is unlikely.

That rhetoric may not suffice in the current political and cultural environment. "They should be heard and they should be dealt with", Haley said on CBS' Face the Nation when asked how Trump's accusers should be assessed. "I've heard these women's testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking". But I do think that the climate around this is changing every day.

Those comments by Haley represent a major chink in the Trump defense on these allegations.

"Those people that hate Trump will hate him more, those people that love Trump will think that this is business as usual, that this media is out to get him, that the Democrats are out to get him and it won't change their opinion", Uhlmann said. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of OR for Trump to resign from office due to these accusations.

Merkley cited the number of accusers in his own call for Trump to step down.

Here's the thing: Trump isn't going to resign.