On Friday, GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore went on conservative host Sean Hannity’s radio show to set the record straight about his alleged inappropriate relationships with multiple teenagers (one of whom was 14) while in his 30’s.
“These allegations are completely false and misleading,” Moore said. “But more than that it hurts me personally because, you know, I’m a father, I have one daughter, I have five granddaughters and that’s a concern for young ladies.”
Moore claimed he never met Leigh Corfman, the woman who said she had sexual contact with him when she was 14.
“With regard to the other girls, you understand this is 40 years ago after my return from the military, I dated a lot of young ladies,” he said, responding to claims made by other women. He went on to say he does recognize the names of two of the women, Debbie Wesson Gibson and Gloria Thacker Deason, whose maiden names he remembered.
As journalists on Twitter noted, Moore’s story seemed to change multiple times — he claimed both that he never dated girls even in their “late teens” but also that he never dated any girls without the permission of their mothers.
“You don’t specifically remember having a girlfriend that was in her late teens even at that time?” Hannity asked him.
“I don’t remember that and I don’t remember ever dating any girl without the permission of her mother,” Moore responded.
Later in the interview, he said he never engaged in any sexual relationships with the girls, and that they were wholly appropriate.
“Obviously, we never had any sexual activity, there was never anything like that, and the behavior was altogether appropriate,” the former Alabama Supreme Court Justice said.
But later still, as The Guardian‘s Ben Jacobs noted, Moore completely denied ever dating any teenaged girls.
Roy Moore now absolutely denies dating women in their teens after hedging earlier
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) November 10, 2017
You can listen to Moore’s contradict himself on whether or not he dated or had sexual contact with teens while in his 30’s below.
BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women
The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.
The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.
"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.
Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’
Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.
It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.
Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.
Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.
Why was Lev Parnas wearing a ‘Presidential Service Badge’ awarded to troops who serve in the White House?
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman posted a fascinating update about a photo of impeachment figure Lev Parnas.
The photo shows Igor Fruman -- who, like Parnas, is under federal indictment -- sitting closely next to Rudy Giuliani and Parnas.
Haber said a source informed her that in the picture, Parnas can be seen wearing a "Presidential Service Badge," linking to the Wikipedia entry on the pin.
"The Presidential Service Badge (PSB) is an identification badge of the United States Armed Forces which is awarded to members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard as well as other members of the Uniformed Services, such as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, who serve as full-time military staff to the President of the United States," Wikipedia explained.