White House Still Won't Say If Trump Believes Moore Accusers

Pauline Gross
November 18, 2017

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says it's an "appropriate action" for the Ethics Committee to review the matter involving the Minnesota senator.

But when asked how the allegations against Franken and Trump are different, Sanders said the president never "admitted wrongdoing". Al Franken as "really bad", but he has remained conspicuously silent on the more serious claims leveled against Roy Moore, the Republican in Alabama's special Senate race who faces allegations he sexually assaulted teenage girls decades ago.

Asked Friday why Trump hasn't kept his pledge to take his female accusers to court, Sanders demurred.

Sanders separately repeated, when asked, the White House's line that the numerous women accusing the President of sexual harassment and assault are lying. Trump has weighed in on the Moore controversy, she reminded them. Clinton ominously said in a recent interview that she "worries" about Trump's behavior from his past "because it tells you how he behaves in the present and will in the future".

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Sanders also appeared to argue that media coverage of Trump's alleged misconduct during the election, and his subsequent victory, showed he was innocent. "Franken admitted wrongdoing, and the president hasn't".

When a question finally was raised about Franken and the allegations against him, it came as part of a double question that included the mistrial for Democratic Sen.

"We've been clear on that from the beginning and the president has spoken on it", she said at the time.

Sanders pushed back, saying the allegations against the president were addressed during the campaign, adding that the "American people spoke very loud and clear when they elected this president".

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