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Hiccup for Moore's Campaign: His Spokesman Is Out

As his campaign tussles again with the Washington Post

(Newser) - A hiccup for Roy Moore's Alabama Senate campaign: communications director John Rogers has resigned, reports Reuters , which quotes the campaign's chair as saying Wednesday, "Campaigns make changes throughout the duration of the campaign. John made the decision to leave the campaign last Friday—any representations to the... More »

Trump on Moore: 'We Don't Need a Liberal' in That Seat

President emphasizes that the Senate candidate has 'totally denied' allegations

(Newser) - President Trump didn't explicitly endorse the embattled Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race on Tuesday, but he seemed to come pretty close. Trump told reporters that Moore has "totally" denied allegations of sexual misconduct, and the president pointed out that the alleged incidents took place decades ago... More »

Moore Accuser: He 'Preyed Upon' Me When I Was Just 14

Leigh Corfman describes incident in her first TV interview

(Newser) - Leigh Corfman, the woman who came forward accusing Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually abusing her as a teen, made her first TV appearance Monday on the Today show and recounted the experience she says she had with Moore, who was 32 at the time. After he met Corfman... More »

WH Adviser Suggests Trump Believes Moore Accusers

Otherwise he'd be campaigning for the Senate candidate

(Newser) - President Trump has been uncharacteristically quiet on the issue of Roy Moore , not so much as sending out a single tweet about the embattled Alabama Senate candidate and the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him. But to hear one White House adviser tell it, actions in this case speak... More »

Moore Again Demands Accuser Release Her Yearbook

But handwriting experts aren't sure he could prove his signature is a forgery

(Newser) - Embattled Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore again repeated his demand for one of his accusers to release a 1977 yearbook she says shows he pursued a sexual relationship with her when she was 16 and he was 30. "Day 4 of New York attorney Gloria Allred's refusal to... More »

Roy Moore's Wife: 'He Will Not Step Down'

Kayla Moore appears at a 'Women for Moore' rally

(Newser) - At a "Women for Moore" rally in support of Roy Moore in Alabama on Friday, the Republican Senate candidate's wife made it clear he won't exit the race despite allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with teens. "The people of Alabama understand what's going on here,... More »

White House Speaks Out on Moore Allegations

'Very troubling'

(Newser) - The White House has made its first remarks on the Roy Moore sexual misconduct allegations since President Trump got back from Asia—and they stopped a long way short of calling for Moore to step aside, as many senior Republicans have done. Trump believes allegations against the Senate candidate are... More »

Roy Moore Taunts McConnell in Tweet, Promptly Gets Served

As the GOP considers how to deal with the situation

(Newser) - A sixth accuser stepped forward on Wednesday to say that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore once grabbed her buttocks . And the fact that he is still a Senate candidate is causing no shortage of hand-wringing among Republicans. As BuzzFeed reports, senators have called for him to leave the race and... More »

Roy Moore Responds to Hannity's Ultimatum

Another 2 women have come forward

(Newser) - Sean Hannity gave Roy Moore a 24-hour ultimatum Tuesday—and the embattled Senate candidate responded. In an open letter to Hannity , Moore said he never dated "underage girls" and suggested that an inscription in the yearbook of Beverly Young Nelson, who says he sexually assaulted her when she was... More »

Roy Moore 'Didn't Pinch It; He Grabbed It'

New accuser says Moore groped her in his office

(Newser) - Roy Moore is now facing accusations from a sixth woman, who says the Alabama senate candidate groped her while she was in his law office in 1991. AL.com reports Tina Johnson was 28 when she went to Moore's office—he was an attorney at the time—to sign... More »

'Anti-Semitic' Robocall Notes Roy Moore, Washington Post

'WaPo' denies involvement in bizarre scheme

(Newser) - An apparent robocall claiming to seek dirt on embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore might actually be an attack against the newspaper that aired his dirty laundry. WKRG reports a pastor in Alabama received a voicemail Tuesday from a man claiming to be a Washington Post reporter looking for women... More »

Hannity Issues an Ultimatum to Roy Moore

He says candidate has 24 hours to explain himself

(Newser) - Roy Moore says his fight is just beginning—but with even Sean Hannity withdrawing support, the writing could be on the wall for his Senate bid. The Fox host, who previously defended Moore after the candidate was accused of sexual misconduct, issued an ultimatum Tuesday night, telling Moore he has... More »

Jeff Sessions: Don't Call Me a Liar

But attorney general clarifies that he now remembers meeting at which Russia was raised

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before a House panel Tuesday, with Democrats grilling him on Russia's role in the campaign and Republicans pressing him to go after Hillary Clinton. The Russian angle has been a thorn for Sessions because he previously testified under oath that he knew of no... More »

Latest to Call for Moore to Exit Race: Paul Ryan

As pastors distance themselves from letter Moore's wife posted

(Newser) - A day after the Senate majority leader called for Republican Roy Moore to exit the Senate race in Alabama, the House speaker is doing the same. "He should step aside," Paul Ryan told CNN Tuesday. "Number one, these allegations are credible. Number two, if he cares about... More »

Locals Say Moore Was Banned From Mall for Harassing Girls

Despite denial, he appears to have signed latest accuser's yearbook

(Newser) - After a woman came forward to accuse Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was a 16-year-old waitress, he issued another denial, saying he didn't know her or the restaurant she worked in—but her yearbook appears to tell a different story. Beverly Young Nelson showed reporters a... More »

Another Woman Accuses Roy Moore of Sexual Assault

Beverly Young Nelson says she was just 16 when Moore attacked her

(Newser) - Just hours after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to "step aside" in Alabama's special election, another woman accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager. At a press conference Monday with attorney Gloria Allred, Beverly Young Nelson said... More »

McConnell Calls for Moore to Step Down, Moore Fires Back

Senate majority leader steps up his stance on Moore

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is stepping up his official thoughts on Roy Moore. "I think he should step aside," he said of the GOP Senate candidate during a presser Monday, the Hill reports. Asked more specifically about allegations that Moore, running in a special Dec. 12 election... More »

Hannity Fans Smash Machines After Keurig Pulls Ads

5 companies have joined ad boycott

(Newser) - Coffee machine maker Keurig has added its name to the list of advertisers boycotting Sean Hannity's Fox show over the Roy Moore controversy, and Hannity fans are not pleased: On Sunday, many of them promised to boycott the company. A few using the #BoycottKeurig hashtag posted videos of themselves... More »

Roy Moore Vows to Sue Washington Post

Breitbart is targeting his accusers

(Newser) - Senior Republicans are backing away from Roy Moore amid allegations of sexual misconduct—but Breitbart.com is still firmly on the Alabama US Senate candidate's side. Steve Bannon has sent at least two reporters to Alabama in an attempt to discredit Moore's accusers, Axios reports. Leigh Corfman says... More »

Alabama Senate Race Razor Thin

Polls show Roy Moore's lead slipping after allegations

(Newser) - The first polls coming in after sexual misconduct claims against US Senate nominee Roy Moore broke on Thursday aren’t looking good for the GOP hopeful. According to Politico , three flash polls conducted after the Washington Post’s story captured national attention found Moore’s lead shrinking in the Alabama... More »

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