Women who accuse Trump of sexual misconduct call for Capitol Hill investigation

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"This was serial misconduct and perversion on the part of Mr. Trump".

Trump lashed out on Twitter a day after three women who previously accused him of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today".

Holvey, a former contestent on Miss USA, said that Trump leered at the contestents and entered the womens' dressing room.

The women, who first aired their stories before the November 2016 election, also held a news conference later Monday to call for a congressional investigation into Trump's alleged behaviour.

Rachel Crooks, a former Trump Tower receptionist who said the celebrity businessman kissed her on the mouth in 2006 without consent, called for Congress to "put aside party affiliations and investigate Trump's history of sexual misconduct". She repeated her accusation that Trump ogled her and other women in the pageant's hair and makeup room. "Yet here we are with that man as President".

"None of us want this attention", Leeds said during the press conference.

While Trump's legal team is trying to get the case dismissed, there's a legal precedent for presidents becoming ensnared in sworn testimonies.

The president rejected such allegations a year ago and vowed to sue the accusers, though no lawsuit has yet been filed.

Trump denied all claims and the White House said that all the women making allegations against Trump are not being truthful.

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"Yeah, we have been clear on that from the beginning and the President has spoken on it", Sanders said in October. "And it became apparent that in some areas the accusations of sexual aggression were being taken seriously and people were being held accountable, except for our president, and he was not being held accountable", she added.

The press secretary was unable to provide any evidence to discredit the allegations, instead relying on Trump's denials. "All of a sudden, he's all over me".

But not all those close to the President have been so dismissive.

Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Sunday that Trump's accusers should be heard.

"Women who accuse anyone should be heard". "They should be heard and they should be dealt with. And we should all be willing to listen to them". "And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up". Moore has denied all the allegations.

More recently, Trump has actively campaigned for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore despite allegations Moore preyed on young teen girls while an adult decades earlier.

The women's renewed claims against Trump come as powerful men from the worlds of filmmaking, politics, the media and business have been fired or forced to resign in the last two months after women came forward with graphic details of their unwanted sexual advances.

The calls come days after Sen.

At another point in the conversation, after a brief mention of Senator Al Franken's resignation and Senator John Conyers' retirement following multiple sexual harassment accusations, Crooks questioned the difference. Even if it's nearly certain Trump won't face Congress on this issue, that doesn't mean Democratic politicians should just move on.

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