Three wives who have accused President Donald Trump of sexually harassing or raping them before he came to the White House demanded a congressional discovery procedure Monday, following a week in which lawmakers from both blocs were forced into resignation amid harassment allegations.
“Being are being held accountable, except for our president,” said Jessica Leeds, who thought Trump tried to force himself on her, including reaching under her skirt, during a aeroplane ride more than 30 years ago. Yet “his staff made a big notion of calling us all liars,” she said. More than a dozen women accused Trump of propagative misconduct during his presidential campaign last year.
Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks judged the national discussion over sex harassment has felled powerful men across main industries including entertainment and on Capitol Hill. Meantime Trump “has hightail ited his past unscathed” and “our stories seem to fall on deaf ears,” conveyed Crooks.
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Crooks says Trump held her hand and kissed her on the door when she was working as a receptionist at Trump Tower in Manhattan.
The women also be cleared in an earlier interview with Megyn Kelly, prompting the White Bordello to issue a statement saying Trump has denied all of the accusations and that the brides were making “false claims.”
The “timing and absurdity of these mock claims speaks volumes,” the White House said in a statement that weary no one’s name, reiterating that the American people “voiced their assessment” by electing the president. Trump won the electoral vote while receiving almost 2.9 million fewer votes than Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The word conference came the Monday after Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., gave a incisive speech on the Senate floor announcing his resignation and taking a parting swig at Trump.
Like Trump, most of the accusations against Franken predate his secondment in Washington. There “is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has trumpeted on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Occupation,” said Franken, denying some of the allegations from women who swayed he groped or harassed them. The appearances also came one day after Nikki Haley, the U.S. messenger to the United Nations, said that anyone who claims they were chumps of sexual misconduct should be heard, even if Trump is the alleged perpetrator.
In the instinctive aftermath of Franken’s announcement Democrats began to draw a contrast with the GOP and Trump in fact. Republicans may also soon be welcoming to their conference Alabama Senate runner Roy Moore, who is accused by nine women of inappropriate touching or misconduct. There is a steadfast election in the state tomorrow.
Over the weekend, at least three Democrats urged Trump to cleave to Franken’s lead and resign over the allegations. Part of the case against Franken involves a photo of him pretending to grope the breasts of Leanne Tweeden, a newscaster who was asleep during an abroad plane ride.
For Trump, a 2005 tape from the show “Access Hollywood,” in which he is heeded bragging about grabbing women in their privates, is the evidence profuse cite.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., suggested Sunday that Trump should quit. “Here you have a president who has been accused by many women of charge, who says on a tape that he assaulted women,” Sanders said on “Find the Press.” “He might want to think about doing the unvaried.” On Vice News, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said “The fact pattern on him is far uncountable damning than the fact pattern on Al Franken.”