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Democratic Congresswomen Call For House Probe Into Trump Allegations

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Democratic Congresswomen Call For House Probe Into Trump Allegations
The Democratic Women's Working Group called on the House oversight committee to investigate sexual misconduct claims against President Donald Trump.
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More than 50 female Democratic lawmakers are asking the House to investigate sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump.

The Democratic Women's Working Group voiced concerns in a letter to House oversight committee chair Trey Gowdy and ranking member Elijah Cummings.

It read, in part: "The American people deserve a full inquiry into the truth of these allegations. ... We cannot ignore the multitude of women who have come forward with accusations."

Trump has been accused of sexually harassing and assaulting more than a dozen women.

On Monday, four of those accusers asked Congress to investigate the president. But it's unclear exactly which government agency would head that effort.

Trump responded to the women's group's letter Tuesday. He tweeted: "The Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia — 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."

The lawmakers asked the House oversight committee to respond to their request within 10 days.