Donald Trump's accusers, and their sexual-assault allegations, return to spotlight

Donald Trump's accusers, and their sexual-assault allegations, return to spotlight

Donald Trump's accusers, and their sexual-assault allegations, return to spotlight

Yet Trump also seemed to be relying on pure gut when he started tweeting about Franken, just after 10 p.m. Thursday, less than 48 hours after returning from an exhausting five-country trip through Asia.

"Well, Al Franken was a brand new news story yesterday and the President weighed in as he does on the news of the day often enough. We have to trust the people of Alabama to make the right decision", Marc Short, the president's legislative affairs director, told CNN on Friday. Later, when more than a dozen women accused him of sexual misconduct, including unwanted physical contact, he threatened to sue his accusers.

Short continued: "The President, even when he was traveling overseas, put out a statement that says, 'If these allegations are true, he should step aside.' So the President's been very clear on this".

President Trump is stirring controversy for a series of tweets aimed at Senator Al Franken.

What do you think about the differences between sexual abuse, harassment, and assault allegations and the differences between Democrats and Republicans? Since then, Trump has repeatedly ignored reporters' questions about whether he believes Moore's numerous accusers, and therefore, whether he believes Moore should exit the race.

In his tweets, Trump focused on the photographic evidence against Franken, suggesting that perhaps worse photos exist. "What he doesn't deserve is to be lumped in with Roy Moore, or Kevin Spacey, or Harvey Weinstein".

"The president believes we can not allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person's life".

She added, "And since then, our press secretary has spoken on behalf of the president by saying that he believes the people of Alabama will sort out what to do with Roy Moore and with that election".

Mocking Franken's name in a misspelling, the president wrote: "The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is set to deliver a memo to the White House that spells out ways the December 12 special election could be delayed, including by applying pressure to Alabama's Republican governor, the officials said.

In conversations in the West Wing on Wednesday, Trump expressed apprehension about being dragged into the topic of sexual assault or harassment if he weighs in.

And while a juror told CNN's Sarah Jorgensen the vote in the jury room was 10-2 in favor of acquittal, the hung jury means Menendez can still face another trial if prosecutors want to try again. Eric Dezenhall, says Trump is immune to the laws of political physics because it's not his job to be a politician but to "burn down the system".

Despite the many women who have accused him of inappropriate behavior, and the tape of him talking about how to "grab" women, Trump couldn't help but go after Democratic Sen.

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