Trump fires back after more women come forward with assault stories

New accusations of sexual impropriety against Donald Trump emerged Friday. Running mate Mike Pence suggested the Trump campaign would be releasing evidence to disprove the allegations made by several women, but had not done so as of late afternoon. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton gave a series of written answers about her use of private email as part of a private lawsuit. Lisa Desjardins reports.

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    The Republican nominee for president is under siege tonight: more women have come forward to say they were fondled or groped by Donald Trump.

    Lisa Desjardins has more on the day's events. And warning to our viewers: some details of this report are explicit.


    The first new accusation appeared on "The Washington Post's" website. In graphic terms, Kristin Anderson described sitting next to Trump at a nightclub in the early 1990s.

    KRISTIN ANDERSON, Trump Accuser: The person to my right, who unbeknownst to me at the time was Donald Trump, put their hand up my skirt. And I as pushed the hand away and I got up and I turned around and I see these eyebrows — very distinct eyebrows of Donald Trump.


    She said that he touched her genitals through her underwear. Hours later, in Los Angeles, attorney Gloria Allred introduced a one-time contestant on "The Apprentice." Summers Zervos said Trump assaulted her in a hotel room when she thought she was there to talk about a job.

    SUMMER ZERVOS, Trump Accuser: He grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me aggressively, and placed his hand on my breast. I pulled back walked to another part of the room, and he grabbed my hand and took me to the bedroom. I walked out.


    The candidate himself fired back in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    DONALD TRUMP (R), Presidential Candidate: They all are false. They're totally invented, fiction. All 100 percent totally and completely fabricated.


    Trump's campaign said the timing points to a political smear. And he mocked Anderson's account of assault in a nightclub.


    I was sitting alone by myself like this and then I went wah.


    This after running mate Governor Mike Pence told the "Today" show's Matt Lauer that Trump will release evidence disproving the accusations.

    GOV. MIKE PENCE (R), Vice Presidential Candidate: Well, Matt, I think it's coming and it's coming in frankly probably, in a matter of hours.


    As of late afternoon, the Trump campaign had not released any new information.

    In Cleveland, President Obama went after Trump directly.


    All he had time for was celebrities. Now all of a suddenly, he's acting like populist out there. "Man, I'm going to fight for working people." Come on, man.

    You want to know what somebody's gonna do — look what they've been doing their whole lives.


    Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton, in a taped interview, talked to Ellen DeGeneres about Trump's physical presence during Sunday's debate.

    HILLARY CLINTON (D), Presidential Candidate: He was really trying to dominate and literally stalk me around the stage. And I would just feel this presence behind me and, you know, I thought, "Whoa, this is really weird". And so, I was just trying to stay focused.


    Clinton was also in print. She gave a series of written answers under penalty of perjury about her use of private e-mail, as secretary of state, this as part of a private lawsuit. Her lawyers wrote that Clinton did not recall any warning that her email account conflicted with or violated federal laws.

    Twenty-five days left until election day and we clearly are not done with the twists and turns of this campaign season yet.

    For the "PBS NewsHour", I'm Lisa Desjardins.


    Late this afternoon, the Trump campaign released a statement from Mr. Trump denying that he ever acted inappropriately with "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos.

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