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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Trump Sexually Harassed Senator Gillibrand

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

 

Yesterday, President Donald Trump sexually harassed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on Twitter in front of his 44.5 million followers. Headlines and tweets about his comments should say so.

Minutes after calling 19 credible reports about his own sexual misconduct “FAKE NEWS” and saying he had “never met” his accusers — which include multiple women with whom he had documented business relationships — Trump sent a second tweet about Gillibrand, who yesterday called for the president to resign. Here is the president’s official statement:



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Prosecute Piggish Men — With Due Process

How low can a columnist go? On evidence, nowhere near as low as the president of the United States. I’d intended to highlight certain ironies in the career of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. The self-anointed moral arbiter of the US Senate began her career as a tobacco company lawyer—that is, somebody ill-suited to demand absolute purity of anybody, much less Sen. Al Franken.

Gillibrand’s first job out of law school in 1991 involved representing Philip Morris in civil liability lawsuits and criminal racketeering investigations. Challenged, she has alibied that lucrative corporate shilling enabled her to do pro bono (charity) work on behalf of abused women and children, among other good causes.



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Women Harassed By Trump Demand Official Probe

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

 

Denouncing Donald Trump’s well-documented history of “sexual misconduct and perversion,” three women who say they were sexually harassed or assaulted by Trump in the past are now demanding that Congress investigate their charges.

Appearing at a Monday press conference, Rachel Crooks helped raise the voices of the dozen women who came forward during the campaign to detail their disturbing stories of Trump’s predatory behavior.

Crooks was joined by Jessica Leeds and Samantha Holvey who have each shared their own stories of assault at Trump’s hands. Crooks recounted how Trump tried to forcibly kiss her inside on office building.…

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