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Trump attacked one of his attempted rape accusers just this year: ‘The woman has real problems’

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Before the Sunday night debate began, Donald Trump was in a conference room with three women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual harassment or sexual assault. But while Trump was playing the understanding and sympathetic character, he was concealing a history of shaming his own accusers of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

“Hillary Clinton attacked those same women, attacked them viciously,” Trump has said throughout the campaign. “Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims,” he said in his video apology late Friday night.

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While Trump might be talking about something that happened 11 to 20 years ago, just this summer and previously in February, Trump went after former business partner Jill Harth, who accused Trump of sexual assaulting her in the 1990s. But long before the New York Times story over the weekend, LawNewz sat down with Harth. Just a few minutes after publishing their interview, the site says Trump was on the phone to them, denying the allegations and also attacking Harth.

According to their report, Trump told LawNewz that Harth has issues. “If you look in the National Enquirer, there was a story in there that she was in love with me. The woman has real problems,” he told the site. “It’s ridiculous, I’ve never touched this woman.”

Harth also confessed that Trump sent his attorney to try to get her to change her story. In the incident with Harth in the 1990s, she describes Trump forcing himself on her, sliding his hand up her skirt and between her legs and trying to find ways he could get her alone. When the lawsuit was unearthed in February, Harth got the call from Trump’s lawyer saying she needed to keep her mouth shut.

“When your story broke, Donald stuck that lawyer on me right off the bat,” she said, “He was out to protect Donald. He didn’t care how this affected me.” Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen tried to help her “re-understand” what actually happened. It didn’t work.

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“He was trying to turn it around like this was something different,” she explained, saying Cohen was trying to convince her Trump was just flirting. “But I think if you try to woo a woman it is mutual. Not just push somebody up against a wall,” she said.

She ultimately withdrew her lawsuit after Trump agreed to a settlement out of court. She stands by her story.

“He can say whatever he wants I know it’s true, I am a part of his past he wants to forget,” she said.

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5.0 earthquake strikes Ridgecrest, California — two months after 7.1

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Two months after the 7.1 earthquakes that hit outside of Los Angeles, another more modest quake was detected, ABC-7 reported.

While the location of the quake was about 20 miles north of Ridgecrest, California, at the Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake. People as far away as Clark County, Nevada also felt the rumble Thursday afternoon.

https://twitter.com/ClarkCountyNV/status/1164643506494689280

It left several people asking if it was considered a foreshock or a really late aftershock from two months ago.

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New poll shows Republicans may get wiped out — in Mitch McConnell’s home state of Kentucky

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This year, Republicans may be heading for a rough election in an unlikely state: Kentucky.

New internal Democratic polls reveal that the GOP is struggling in three critical Kentucky races taking place in November. In the gubernatorial race, incumbent GOP Gov. Matt Bevin is trailing Democratic Attorney General Steve Beshear 48 to 39.

Further down the ballot, the GOP is also vulnerable. In the attorney general race to replace Beshear, former Democratic state House Speaker Greg Stumbo is ahead 46 to 39 against Republican Daniel Cameron, the former legal counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. And in the secretary of state race, where incumbent Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is retiring, Democratic former Second Lady of Kentucky and Miss America 2000 pageant winner Heather French Henry leads GOP former Justice Department lawyer Michael Adams 52 to 37.

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El Paso hospital forced to call out Trump’s lie that surgeons left the operating room to see him

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President Donald Trump bragged that he got an overwhelming welcome from Ohio and Texas when he went to visit survivors of the mass shootings before his latest vacation. Now, however, El Paso's University Medical Center is being forced to dispute the president's account of events.

"Not only did they meet with me, they were pouring out of the room. The doctors were coming out of the operating rooms. There were hundreds and hundreds of people all over the floor. You couldn’t even walk on it. So, you know, there’s a lot to happen," Trump told reporters on the White House lawn Wednesday.

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