“And today is no exception”.
The Al Frankenstein picture is really bad, Trump said, referencing a photo in which the former comedian mugs for the camera while grasping the chest of a sleeping woman. She claims he subjected her to abusive behavior, including a forced kiss, and degraded her in a rehearsal. “It’s not good for me”.
Let’s just get some of the basic details out of the way. Tweeden said that Franken insisted that they rehearse the scene and that, during the rehearsal: “We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth”.
Do you think Democrats are doing a better job dealing with sexual harassment claims? “It didn’t stop there”. She also provided a photo that showed a smiling Franken reaching to grab her breasts while she was asleep on a plane. Franken issued his “sincerest apologies” for his actions on Thursday.
“OK, meant to be amusing but wasn’t”, Colbert asked. “Well, that’s nice. It would be wrong if an ethics investigation was done without his consent”.
Her claims have also raised suspicions because Trump campaign operative and GOP dirty trickster Roger Stone Tweeted hours before Tweeden went public that Franken would be “in a barrel” over his conduct.
“Al Franken”, Noah said.
“I have tremendous respect for your work for the USO and I am ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you”.
She added, “And I’m so disappointed in the Alabama Republican Party because this isn’t a problem that the Washington Post can solve, this isn’t a problem that Donald Trump can solve”.
Clinton was quick to lump together Moore -who’s accused of sexually harassing and assaulting several teenagers -with Trump, who’s accused of sexually harassing more than a dozen women. President Trump, who himself has been caught on tape disparaging women and has a slew of sexual harassment allegations, dove right in to attack Senator Franken. But so do actual words, especially when they spell out a sexual assault confession.
By weighing in on Franken, Trump potentially invites another round of scrutiny over the past accusations of sexual assault that have been levied against him – a risk that a source told CNN earlier this week was partially behind his decision to not comment on the Moore controversy. There were no cellphones.
“It’s been simmering on the stove with the lid on, like a pressure cooker”, she said. This guy was analogue creeping in her DMs.
Senate President Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) has already announced that the Senate Ethics Committee will investigate the charges against Franken.
“That’s another way to do it”, Noah said.
“I’m sorry”, he writes.
– David Mandel (@DavidHMandel) November 17, 2017 I believe we have video of you saying where your hands go…
“I’m sorry”, said the senator, who skipped a series of votes Thursday.
As he signaled when he said during last year’s campaign that he could “shoot somebody” and not lose any support, Trump revels in getting away with his ghastly behavior. “Believe me”, he said at a September 27 event in IN to sell the plan.
But the first question in the presser was about Moore, who are alleged by nine women now to have engaged in disturbing behavior including assaulting a 14-year-old, locking a 17-year-old in his vehicle and trying to force her to perform oral sex on him, when he was in his 30’s and assistant DA.
A CBS correspondent wants to know why President Trump has not sued the women who accuse him of sexual harassment, as he said he would do following the 2016 election.