Sarah Sanders gives White House briefing

Sarah Sanders gives White House briefing

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says it's an "appropriate action" for the Ethics Committee to review the matter involving the Minnesota senator.

"I think in one case specifically Senator Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn't". Al Franken on Twitter over a new sexual misconduct revelation, but remained silent about serious sexual assault allegations against Roy Moore, the US Senate candidate in Alabama.

When asked Friday if the White House still maintains that Trump's accusers are lying, Sanders said, "The president has spoken about this multiple times and has denied all of those allegations". Trump has weighed in on the Moore controversy, she reminded them.

She also got asked about the distinction and responded, "Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn't". Senators dig into election security Feinstein: Sessions should re-testify on Russian Federation meetings MORE (D-Minn.) and those against President Trump is that the senator "has admitted wrongdoing".

Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes reporters questions during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House Nov. 17 2017 in Washington
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She did, however, stick closely to Plan A on all Roy Moore questions, sticking close to the previous White House statement that POTUS "certainly finds the allegations extremely troubling" but feels it's up to the governor of the state whether to delay that election or whether the residets "support and vote for" Moore.

Leigh Corfman said Moore tried to initiate sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was 32.

"I think part of it is because a lot of people really saw him more as an entertainment figure".

"[Clinton] said, 'Look I worry about everything from his past because it tells you how he behaves in the present, and in the future.' What do you say to that as it relates to these allegations against the president?"

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