Politics Trump accusers to unite for first time, demand congressional investigation into allegations

11:20  11 december  2017
11:20  11 december  2017 Source:   thehill.com

WNYC hosts Leonard Lopate, Jonathan Schwartz put on leave amid investigation

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Women who have publicly accused President Trump of sexual misconduct will call for Congress to investigate the allegations at a press conference on Monday. The women will unite for the first time to demand the probe and share details of their allegations against Trump

"We should listen to the accusers " ~ Republicans. "We don't think an investigation is necessary" ~ Future Republican statement. She made those allegations at first but then changed her story saying it was just a "hatefuck" and not criminal. http

Trump accusers to unite for first time, demand congressional investigation into allegations © Provided by The Hill Trump accusers to unite for first time, demand congressional investigation into allegations Women who have publicly accused President Trump of sexual misconduct will call for Congress to investigate the allegations at a press conference on Monday.

The women will unite for the first time to demand the probe and share details of their allegations against Trump, according to a press release.

The conference is being hosted by Brave New Films, a documentary group that released a film about the allegations against Trump in November.

More than a dozen women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump during his presidential campaign.

Franken accusers disappointed with his defense

  Franken accusers disappointed with his defense In the wake of Democratic Sen. Al Franken's resignation, some of his accusers of sexual misconduct told CNN they are disappointed with his defense of the allegations, saying he shouldn't have continued to dismiss them. Leeann Tweeden, the California radio morning show anchor who accused Franken of forcibly kissing her and groping her, said she is not celebrating Franken's resignation. "I'm not celebrating his resignation. It's a lose-lose situation," she said in a phone call with CNN. "I'm not celebrating his resignation but we also can't tolerate hypocrisy. We can't have our leaders saying one thing and doing another.

The women will unite for the first time to demand the probe and share details of their allegations against Trump , according to a press release.

The_Donald 2017-12-10 investigation trump allegation demand story. If Franken doesn't actually step down if Moore wins, then POTUS wins. You can't have a congressional investigation on something that didn't happen in office.

Trump has denied the reports and the White House has said its official position is that the women are lying.

Sexual misconduct has emerged as a major topic, as prominent men in politics and entertainment have been accused of sexual harassment or abuse.

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Louis CK are among the men that have been accused of sexual misconduct.

And three lawmakers resigned or announced their resignation during the past week over sexual misconduct claims.

Opinions | Trump should face harassment allegations under oath .
Hearings would also allow women to tell their stories.For months, the national reckoning with sexual harassment and assault orbited President Trump as if around a black hole — intimately connected to a man who nevertheless remained untouched by it. Then last week, something changed. Three of Trump's previous accusers reiterated their allegations against him. A group of more than 50 Democratic congresswomen requested that the House take up an investigation into Trump's conduct. Eight senatorshave called on the president to resign over the accusations and seconded the demand for a congressional investigation. Of those, Trump focused his ire on Sen.

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