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3 Trump accusers share sexual harassment claims as Democratic senators call for resignation

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WATCH: Women call for investigation into sexual misconduct allegations of President Trump – Dec 11, 2017

WASHINGTON  — Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.”

Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks on Monday told of alleged harassment by Trump spanning decades.

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The White House called the claims false and “totally disputed in most cases.” It said “the timing and absurdity of these false claims speak volumes.”

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One of the accusers, Rachel Crooks, called the White House statement “laughable.”

Crooks said of sexual misconduct: “I think politicians seem to be immune to this.”

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Holvey described the pain the women felt after Trump’s victory. “We are private citizens and for us to put ourselves out there, to try to show America who this man is, and especially how he views women, for them to say, ‘Meh, we don’t care,’ it hurt.”

The women, who first shared their stories before the November 2016 election, were holding a press conference later Monday to call for a congressional investigation into Trump’s alleged behavior.

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They cited the recent revelations of sexual misconduct by prominent men in business, media, and politics, for their decision to speak out publicly against Trump once again.

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“The environment’s different,” Holvey said. “Let’s try again.”

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The women’s revelations came amid a growing chorus of Democratic senators calling on Trump to resign.

Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted that Trump’s comments on the infamous “Access Hollywood” recording prove he’s unfit for the presidency.

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said Trump should follow Democrat Al Franken’s lead.

“I just watched Sen. Al Franken do the honorable thing and resign from his office,” Booker said in an interview with VICE News. “My question is, why isn’t Donald Trump doing the same thing — who has more serious allegations against him, with more women who have come forward.”

On Sunday, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand echoed the accusers’ calls for a Congressional investigation.

— With files from Global News reporter Rahul Kalvapalle

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