Jeff: I don’t doubt Roy ac­cusers

New York Daily News - - NEWS - De­nis Slat­tery

AT­TOR­NEY GEN­ERAL Jeff Ses­sions on Tues­day said he has “no rea­son to doubt” the women who ac­cused Se­nate can­di­date Roy Moore of pur­su­ing sex­ual and ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ships with them when they were teenagers.

Ses­sions’ com­ment dur­ing a House Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee hear­ing comes amid a grow­ing cho­rus of Repub­li­cans call­ing on Moore to end his run for of­fice.

Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell — who’s called for Moore to step aside — sug­gested Ses­sions, who for­merly held the Se­nate seat sought by Moore, would make an ex­cel­lent write-in can­di­date for the job.

House Speaker Paul Ryan joined in on the pile-on, and sug­gested that Moore “should step aside,” while the Repub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee cut its fund-rais­ing ties with the fire­brand for­mer judge.

Mul­ti­ple women have come for­ward to say Moore pur­sued re­la­tion­ships with them or sex­u­ally as­saulted them when he was in his 30s and they were teens. Moore’s de­nied the charges.

The special elec­tion to fill the seat is sched­uled for Dec. 12.

The As­so­ci­ated Press re­ported Tues­day that Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping was stumped by re­porters shout­ing ques­tions about Moore dur­ing an ap­pear­ance with Pres­i­dent Trump in Bei­jing.

When the pair ducked back­stage, Xi sum­moned his in­ter­preter.

“Who is Roy Moore?” Xi asked Trump.

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