Trump criticizes Franken, remains silent on Roy Moore

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Trump moved quickly Thursday to condemn accusations against Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken late Thursday night, attacking the senator for a recently unearthed photograph showing him appearing to fondle the breasts of a fellow entertainer on a military tour.

The broadcaster and also a former model, Ms Leeann Tweeden, also accused Mr Franken, a former comedian, of kissing her without her consent.

"Senator Franken, you wrote the script". "I am asking that an ethics investigation be undertaken, and I will gladly cooperate".

Trump has yet to directly comment - or tweet - about Moore, whose Senate candidacy is imperiled by the mounting accusations against him.

But even putting all of that aside, whether the president understands this or not, Trump is playing a risky game here. "Can you imagine if he'd said something on an audiotape about grabbing part of a woman's anatomy?"

After Trump denied having done what he bragged about doing, several women came forward to accuse the Republican of sexual misconduct.

Kellyanne Conway was asked yesterday morning why Donald Trump has said nothing in response to Roy Moore's sexual-misconduct allegations.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Friday that there are no similarities between the Trump and Franken accusations. "The Roy Moore story is eight days old".

Trump has repeatedly ignored questions on Moore since returning from his lengthy trip to Asia.

The reference to Stahl, a CBS News journalist, is apparently a reference to a 1995 interview where Franken, then a cast member of Saturday Night Live, spoke about a skit in which she would have been drugged and raped.

After initially issuing a brief statement apologizing for the incident, Franken on Thursday later released a longer statement saying that he respected women and that he was "disgusted" with himself over the photo. "And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed". "He's been very busy here working", Conway said from the White House. Even though a number of Republicans on Capitol Hill have called for Moore to step aside, the president has said little himself. "That's up to them".

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After the New York Times reported decades of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Franken posted on Facebook that Weinstein's behavior is "far too common".

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