The shoddy reporting behind new effort to discredit Trump’s accusers

At the center of the article is Jill Harth, who says Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, and who reached out to Trump in 2015 asking if she could fix his makeup for a television interview, debate, or other campaign event.

None of the facts Solomon reports in his piece on Monday establish in any way that Trump’s accusers are liars. Harth herself spoke with The Hill about offering to do Trump’s makeup during the campaign, saying she had moved on and wanted to promote her new makeup line. Trump said her complaint was “False, malicious and libelous,” and Harth spoke publicly to defend herself.

More than a dozen women accused Trump of sexual misconduct during the 2016 campaign, but he’s recently come under renewed fire in light of allegations against Sen. Al Franken, failed Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, and others.

In October, BuzzFeed reported that one Trump accuser, Summer Zervos – who is suing Trump for defamation after he repeatedly called her a “Hoax” and claimed Hillary Clinton hired her to slander him – has subpoenaed Trump for any campaign documents pertaining to her accusations.

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