Communications Director For Roy Moore Resigns

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The communications director for Roy Moore's campaign for a Senate seat in Alabama has resigned.

The decision by John Rogers to go was first reported Nov. 22, according to The Hill.

"As we all know, campaigns make changes throughout the duration of the campaign, as do those working in the campaign," Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead stated, The Hill reported. "John made the decision to leave the campaign last Friday -- any representations to the contrary are false -- and we wish him well."

Moore has come under pressure following a series of allegations that he made advances on teenage girls when he was in his 30s. According to HuffPost, nearly 10 women have accused the former judge of sexual assault.

President Donald Trump defended Moore in comments at the White House Nov. 21.

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"He denies it. He totally denies it," Trump said when asked about the allegations against Moore. "Roy Moore denies it -- that's all I can say."

A retired Alabama police officer added to the allegations against Moore, telling MSNBC Nov. 21 that officers were instructed to keep him away from high school cheerleaders.

"The rumor ... was that he liked young girls, and … we were advised that he was being suspended from the mall because he would hang around the young girls that worked in the stores and … really got into a place of where they say he was harassing," said Faye Gary, a former Gadsden, Alabama, police officer, according to HuffPost.

Gary did not specify who gave officers the warnings about Moore. She said they were rumors. She added that while working on juvenile cases as an officer, she never received a formal complaint about Moore.

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"Every day we were looking for a complaint to come in, but none did," she added.

Moore maintains that the accusations against him are a conspiracy and has repeatedly denied them.

"Allegations are words," said Stan Cooke, a pastor, at a Moore campaign event. "They are not facts. Allegations are words. They are not indictments and they are not charges."

The Moore campaign has also called into question the integrity of Leigh Corfman, who accused Moore of picking her up in his car and sexually assaulting her.

"According to records the media has not bothered to look at, we've been able to find that Corfman’s supposed pickup place was almost a mile away from her mother's house and would have been across a major thoroughfare," longtime Moore aide Ben DuPre stated, according to The Washington Post. "This is yet another improbable fact in Leigh Corfman's own words and story that the media has not bothered to investigate."

The Post requested documentation to back up DuPre's allegation. Brett Dorster, a campaign strategist for Moore, responded in an email.

"The Washington Post is a worthless piece of c**p that has gone out of its way to railroad Roy Moore," stated Dorster. "There is no need for anyone at The Washington Post to ever reach out to the Roy Moore campaign again because we will not respond to anyone from The Post now or in the future. Happy Thanksgiving."

Sources: The Hill, HuffPost, The Washington Post / Featured Image: Roy Moore for Senate via Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Shealah Craighead via Wikimedia Commons, Roy Moore for Senate via Wikimedia Commons

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