Trump accusers urge Congress to probe harassment claims

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Three of his accusers, Jessica Leeds, Rachel Crooks, and Samantha Holvey said at a news conference on Monday that the accusations warranted new consideration given the broader discussion of sexual harassment in U.S. society.

Mr Trump says Democrats "have been unable to show any collusion with Russia" and now are "moving on" to these allegations.

"These false claims, totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts, were addressed at length during last year's campaign, and the American people voiced their judgment by delivering a decisive victory", according to the White House. It said "the timing and absurdity of these false claims speak volumes".

During last year's presidential campaign, more than a dozen women accused Trump of sexual misconduct extending over several decades, but he denied all the accusations, and said that an explicit 2005 taped comment of him boasting of groping women was merely "locker room talk". Moore has also denied the allegations. Among their ranks are his ex-wife Ivana, who once described her husband raping her in Trump Tower in a fit of rage after a botched scalp surgery.

On Monday, three women who accused Trump of sexual harassment or sexual assault detailed their stories anew, claiming Trump visually inspected, groped, fondled or forcibly kissed them during his career as a reality television star and real estate developer.

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"These allegations are credible, they are numerous".

Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment shared their stories Monday on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today.

"At least 17 women have publicly accused the president of sexual misconduct", the letter from the Democratic Women's Working Group says.

Democratic Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of OR called over the weekend for Trump to quit. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers as well as Republican Rep. Trent Franks resigned amid bubbling accusations of sexual misconduct.

"Women who accuse anyone should be heard", said US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

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One of the accusers, Rachel Crooks, called the White House statement "laughable". "The American people, I think, spoke very loud and clear when they elected this President".

Mr Trump's voice can be heard on the Entertainment Tonight programme with host Billy Bush, speaking disparagingly about women's body parts and saying: "when you're a celebrity they let you do anything".

Holvey said she felt like she "was just simply there for his pleasure".

That message ran counter to at least one other member of Trump's administration - Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations - who said on Sunday that Trump's accusers deserve to be heard.

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