Democrats are not getting what they wanted from the recent “sex scandal” involving President Trump. House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy has said he would not launch an investigation into sexual harassment and assault allegations against President Trump, saying it’s the job of the police and prosecutors to investigate crimes.
President Trump dismisses these accusations of sexual misconduct, saying he’s the target of “false accusations and fabricated stories of women he does not know.”
Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to lash out at the three women who have accused him of sexual misconduct and urged Congress to investigate his behavior.
Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks have accused Trump of sexual misconduct. They had first spoken up about the incidents before the November 2016 election.Trump also attacked Democrats for focusing on sexual accusations.He said Democrats do so because they have failed to prove allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 US presidential election.Fifty-six members of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG) wrote a letter on Monday and demanded Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) open an investigation into the sexual allegations after at least a dozen women have “publicly accused the President of sexual misconduct.”So far, at least 16 women have accused Trump of unwanted sexual advances.
The White House has rejected the claims as false, but a number of senators have called on the president to resign.
The Republican Party is facing a tough challenge protecting their narrow 52-48 Senate majority over Democrats amid growing criticism of Trump over a range of issues, from his policies to his record of mistreating women. (via: Press TV)
Unfortunately the matter does not stop with Gowdy, who essentially passed the buck to another department.“Allegations brought for now or in the future that, while serious, do not allege violations of specific criminal statutes, should be referred to the Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over allegations related to fitness for office and non-criminal matters,” Mr. Gowdy said in his letter addressed to the Democratic Women’s Working Group.
Lawmakers said the investigation’s immediate goal is to get at the facts behind the accusations, but didn’t rule out eventual impeachment of Mr. Trump. Since the Russian probe plan is falling apart, it appears this is the backup.