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Trump Accusers Ask For Sexual Assault Investigation

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The nationwide movement against sexual assault has outed several men in Hollywood and the government. Accusers of President Donald Trump are now asking Congress when their allegations will be addressed.

Melinda McGillivray, who in 2016 accused Trump of groping her at his Mar-a-Lago resort in 2003, went on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today'' to reiterate her desire for an investigation.

"It's important that we hold this man to the highest standards," McGillivray told Kelly on Dec. 12, according to The Washington Post. "If 16 women have come forward, then why hasn't anything been done? Where is our investigation? I want justice."

McGillivray spoke one day after three other Trump accusers appeared on Kelly's show on Dec. 11.

"Let's try round two," said Samantha Holvey, who in October 2016 said Trump looked in on beauty pageant contestants in the dressing room. "The environment's different; let's try again."

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Accuser Jessica Leeds believes the president needs to be held responsible for his actions, according to NBC News.

"It became apparent that in some areas the accusations of sexual aggression were being taken seriously and people were being held accountable, except for our president, and he was not being held accountable," Leeds said.

Trump has vehemently denied all allegations against him. On Dec. 12, he suggested in a Twitter post that Democrats were focusing on the accusers to distract from the investigation about possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia," Trump wrote. "So now they are moving on to the false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met. FAKE NEWS!"

It appears Trump has met at least some of the 16 women who have accused him of sexual assault. People magazine released a photo shortly after the president's tweet showing him with Natasha Stoynoff, a former People correspondent.

Stoynoff appears in the photo with several people including Trump and his wife Melania, who was pregnant at the time with their son Barron. She says it was taken the same day Trump pushed her against a wall and stuck his tongue down her throat.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed Trump's statement that he didn't know the accusers.

"Simply stating that you don't know someone means that you don't have a relationship with them," Sanders said.

Sources: The Washington Post​, NBC News, Donald Trump/Twitter / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: The White House/Facebookbooledozer/Flickr

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