Have Three Women Pushed Lawmakers To Investigate Donald Trump For Sexual Misconduct?

Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks are fighting back.

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More than 16 women have come forward over the years accusing current President Donald Trump of various levels of sexual misconduct.

Trump has repeatedly denied all of the various and repeated claims by these women.

Prior to his election there was also, of course, the Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump bragged about his ability to sexual assault women due to his fame and power.

Though he previously apologised for this tape, there have been reports he now denies that audio was actually him.

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In light of 2017's move to listen to survivors of sexual assault (and beginning to publicly believe them), three of the 16 women who have gone on record - accusing Trump of sexually predatory behaviour - have asked Congress to fully investigate their claims.

Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks went on Megyn Kelly's Today show to repeat their allegations on TV.

Crooks claims that Trump kissed her inappropriately whilst she worked at Trump tower and asked for her telephone number.

Samantha Holvey was a participant in the Miss USA pageant and claims that Trump was sexually inappropriate with the women competing, a claim that Trump himself has bragged about on an episode of Howard Stern.

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Jessica Leeds claims that Trump groped her and called her the c word. He has since mocked her accusation, saying, 'she would not be my first choice.'

The women called for an ethics probe against the President, and then spoke at a press conference to reinforce what they were saying.

In response to these brave women's persistent claims, more than 50 female Democratic lawmakers have asked the House oversight committee to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump.

NBC reports that:

In a letter to committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the Democratic Women's Working Group wrote that the country deserves 'a full inquiry into the truth of these allegations.' 'At least 17 women have publicly accused the President of sexual misconduct,' the letter, which was signed by 56 lawmakers, said. 'We cannot ignore the multitude of women who have come forward with accusations.'

Hopefully a non-partisan investigation can promise a higher moral standard for future politicians and send a clear ethical message.

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