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happening now, breaking news. apprentice accusations. a former confetestant from dona trump's reality show accuses donald trump of sexual assault. and another woman says trump groped her in a bar. one big line. donald trump dismisses allegations he forced himself sexually on women, calling them 100% made up. and he rails against what he calls a rigged system, saying the media are out to bring him down. can he steady his flailing campaign? laying low. hillary clinton goes off the campaign trail, instead focusing in on fund-raising and taking an appearance on "ellen" while her husband and president obama court voters on her behalf. what is her reaction tonight to the new trump allegations? swaying the election? a former top cia official tells cnn it's clear russia is trying to interfere in the presidential
race. is vladamir putin using donald trump as an unwitting agent? we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." this is cnn breaking news. >> the breaking news tonight, new accusations against donald trump of sexual assault. two more women have come forward claiming he groped them, including a former contestant on "the apprentice." she says trump kissed and touched her during a business dinner in 2007. another woman, kristen anderson, says trump reached up her skirt and groped her in a new york city bar in the early 1990s. cnn has not verified the claims of the accusers. even as these new allegations were coming out, trump was dismissing other women's claims of assault as all horrible lies.
he denied having ever met any of the previous accusers saying of one of them, "she would not be my first choice." all of this is coming just five days before trump's final debate with hillary clinton. they face off this coming wednesday in las vegas. we're covering all of that. much of that this hour with our guests, including congressman ted gilho. o let's begin with jim acosta. trump says he's being viciously attacked with lies and smears. what's the latest? >> reporter: wolf, at this very moment, the trump campaign is putting out statements pushing back on these accusations and the candidate himself is questioning the credibility of his accusers. no apologies and no admissions of guilt from donald trump, who was still angrily denying he's ever sexually assaulted women. >> i look on television, i think it's a disgusting thing, and it's being pushed.
they have no witnesses. there's nobody around. they just come out. some are doing it for probably a little fame. phony accusers come out less than a month before one of the most important elections in the history of our country. >> reporter: but every day it seems trump faces more allegations. the latest is a woman who appeared in a news conference with attorney gloria allred to say she was abused by donald trump after she was featured on "the apprentice." >> he came to me and started kissing me open mouth. he put me in an embrace, and i tried to push him away. i pushed his chest, put space between us, and i said come on, man, get real. he repeated my words back to me, get real, as he begin thrusting his genitals. >> reporter: another accuser says trump reached up her skirt and groped her back in the '90s. >> he did touch my vagina through my underwear.
>> reporter: both say they came forward after they said trump was bragging about grabbing women's genitals. and after other women surfaced to share their stories of alleged abuse on ac-360. >> did he actually kiss you? >> yeah, yeah. >> on the face or on the lips? >> wherever he could find a landing spot, yes. >> after that, i was like, okay, you know what? let me just back these girls up, you know? that's not okay. >> reporter: trump says anderson's account is false. >> one came out recently where i was sitting alone in some club. i really don't sit alone that much. i was sitting alone my myself. and then i went wow, it's like unbelievable. >> reporter: and he cast doubts on her story by suggesting she wasn't attractive enough. >> oh, i was in donald trump in 1980. i was sitting with him on an
airplane. and he went after me on the plane. yeah, i'm going to go after you. believe me, she would not be my first choice, that i can tell you. >> reporter: mike pence says he has faith in the man at the top of the ticket. >> donald trump has asserted that all of these recent, unsubstantiated allegations are categorically false and i do believe him. >> reporter: and pence pushed back on michelle obama. >> i can't believe i'm saying that a candidate for president of the united states has bragged about sexually assaulting women. >> i have a lot of respect for the first lady and the job she's done for the american people over the last 7 1/2 years. but i don't understand the basis of her claim. >> reporter: and just the last several minutes, the trump campaign put out a statement from donald trump, denying these claims from summer, who had that press conference earlier today.
it says "i vaguely remember her as one of the many contestants on "the apprentice" over the years. to be clear, i never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago. that is not who i am as a person. in fact, he continued to contact me for help, e-mailing my office on april 4 of this year, asking that i visit her restaurant in california. beyond that, the media continues to poison the minds of the american public. when gloria allred is given the same weight on national television as the president of the united states, it's evident that we're truly living in a broken system. wolf, it doesn't get more plain than that. donald trump is denying all of these accusations, and we've been hearing that all day long at his events here in north
carolina. he's simply saying none of it ever happened. wolf? >> jim, thank you very much. jim acosta reporting for us. now let's hear more from the latest woman to accuse trump, summer zervos. >> in 2007, i was going to be in new york for a social obligation. i contacted mr. trump's office to see if he was available for lunch. i was informed that he could not have lunch but he would like to meet me in his office. when i arrived, he kissed me on the lips. i was surprised but felt that perhaps it was just his form of greeting. we sat and spoke. he was extremely complimentary. he said that he was impressed with how i handled myself on "the apprentice" and said he had never met anyone with my combination of being smart, attractive and with the largest set of balls i had. he said that he would love to have -- he said he would love to have me work for him.
mr. trump said he would be coming to los angeles soon and contact me. i was very excited. i felt as though my dream of working for mr. trump might come true. as i was about to leave, he again kissed me on the lips. this made me feel nervous and embarrassed. this is not what i wanted or expected. he asked me for my phone number and i scrawled it down with a marker. i left hurriedly and called a friend in new york because i was upset about the kiss. i also called my parents to let them know what happened. i spoke with my loved ones and we came to the conclusion that this was undoubtedly some form of greeting and that i should not take it as anything other than that. mr. trump called early in the morning the day i returned home. he referred to me as his o.c. angel. he wanted to know who was with
me at that hour. he scolded me about my penmanship because it was difficult to read my telephone number as i had written it for him. even though he called me, he concluded the call by asking me for my phone number. he then called again days later to let me know that he was coming to los angeles. he again called me after he had just landed in los angeles. he asked me to meet him that evening at the beverly hills hotel and asked me if i would like to have dinner. when i arrived, his security guard greeted me at the hotel. he walked with me to greet mr. trump. i assumed we were going to a restaurant in the hotel. instead, i was taking to a bungalow. the security guard opened the door and i went in. i was standing in the entryway. to my left was a bedroom and i saw mr. trump's clothes on the bed. i did not see him, but he greeted me with "hello" in a
voice that sounded like i walked further into the living room and sat down. i waited for about 15 minutes until mr. trump emerged. he had his suit on. i stood up, and he came to me and started kissing me open mouthed, as he was pulling me towards him. i walked away and i sat down in a chair. he was on the love seat across from me, and i made an attempt at conversation. he then asked me to sit next to him. i complied. he then grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me again very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast. i pulled back and walked to another part of the room. he then walked up, grabbed my hand, and walked me into the bedroom.
i walked out. he then turned me around and said, let's lay down and watch some telle. he put me in an embrace, and i pushed him away. i pushed his chest to put space between us. i said come on, man, get real. he repeated, get real and thrusted his genitals. i said dude, you're tripping right now. he said, what do you want? i said i came to have dinner. he said okay. we'll have dinner. he paced around the room. he acted like he was a bit angry. he pointed out that someone had delivered a fruit basket. i felt that it was to show me how important he was. as we were waiting for dinner, i sat as far away as possible.
he said i had never known love. just before dinner arrived, he transformed into being all about business and began questioning me as though i was on a job interview. dinner was delivered to the bungalow. when dinner arrived, he asked me to wait in a small room. i felt that he did not want the waiter to see me. after the table was set, he beckoned me to come out. we shared a club sandwich. the conversation then focused on the fact that i had a mortgage on my home, which i told him was in good standing. he spoke about how he was able to maneuver to get out of debt. he told me that i need to let my house go into default and tell the bank they could take it back. he advised that the bank would then take anything to rid themselves of a problem loan. he told me to call the bank and
tell them i was leaving the keys on the table and for them to pick it up. he said that would be a mini version of what he does. he urged me not to make another payment on the home loan. he then abruptly said he was tired and needed to go to bed and ended the conversation. he told me to meet him in the morning at his golf course in palace verdes. i was very conflicted with what occurred. i wondered if the sexual behavior was a test or whether or not i had past. obviously he still wanted me -- obviously, he still wanted to talk to me about a job -- obviously, he still wanted to talk to me about a job, even though i had turned his sexual advances down. >> let's get more on the breaking news. joining us now, republican congressman ted gilho of florida. thank you very much for joining us.
>> sure, wolf. appreciate you having me on. >> do you believe this woman? >> you know, there's allegations are flying left and right. i don't know what to believe. this is something they sound serious, but this is something that needs to be worked out in a court of law. we're in the middle of a presidential candidate selection for our president, our next president of the united states. and we've heard these things in the past with other presidential candidates. i think where i come from, people down here, they're tired of this. people around the nation are tired of this. we want to focus on who is going to get us out of debt, who is going to do national security. these are serious allegations but something i don't think needs to be worked out on national television. i think it should go into a courtroom and worked out that way. >> you wouldn't want to have a president with a history of this kind of sexual assault on women, would you? >> i don't want it based on allegations. and i think if we go back to the
clinton era, we can rehash all this of what did happen and what we do know that happened with an intern that was 22 years of age in the oval office. so do we really want to go there or do we want to focus on where we're at as a nation and look at the seriousness of where we're at. this next president is going to pick lifetime appointments to the supreme court judge, federal judges and district judges, and when i compare mr. trump's platform and policies to mrs. clinton, there's just no comparison. when i look at immigration, she wants open borders. he wants secure borders. we can go down the litany of tests on different things like that. so i'm going above the fray. i choose not to get into the gutter. let's face it, this is a presidential election like we've never seen in the country in my 61 years. so we should focus more on the issues. these are the candidates we have. >> i think you're a right.
this is an election like i haven't seen and you haven't seen and maybe we've never seen before. and another woman also came forward today, spoke to "the washington post" about a separate incident of alleged sexual assault. listen to her story for a moment. >> and i'm talking to my friend who i'm sitting to and across from on my left side. i'm very clear on this. this is the vivid part for me. so the person on my right who unbeknownst to me at that time was donald trump put their hands up my skirt. he did touch my vagina through my underwear. i pushed the hand away, got up, and i turn around and i see these eyebrows, very distinct eyebrows of donald trump. and i got up and i moved and i continued to talk with my friend. and they said oh, that's donald trump. i was like, eww, he's gross.
he just put his hand up my skirt. that's not okay. >> so congressman, do you believe her? >> i've not talked to her, but again, being a christian like i am, he who has not sinned cast the first stone. i would love to see our candidates come above this. if you look at the hot spots around the world with syria, afghanistan, iraq, yemen, a small country like yemen firing on our military ships and they're proxies of iran. this is a still-out of the iran nuclear deal. these things have to be addressed and i'm more interested in who is best to dole with this and have these allegations, if they happened, and i'm not disputing they didn't, but if they happened, why did they take so long to come out? is this the right venue to investigate these? and if we want to do that, i've
heard these same things about president clinton and then where does mrs. clinton fit in to that to cover up for him? i personally don't want to go down that road -- >> you know what, congressman? i totally agree, the most important issues that should be on the forefront right now, the national security issues, the important domestic issues, but if you listen to donald trump's speech yesterday, he went on for about 30 minutes addressing these allegations, similarly this afternoon. we had it live here on cnn. he spent most of that speech going after these women, saying look at them, suggesting they weren't even attractive enough. and the reason this is causing such commotion out there, such a stir, congressman, is because what he himself said about what he can do to these kinds of women in that 2005 access hollywood video. i'll play this clip to remind you. >> that's all right --
>> so he himself said in his own words what these women have now said he alleged did to them. >> wolf, we both have heard that. i'm sure, like you, i've talked to a lot of people, and i'm sure you've heard people say they've said that before, they may have said it before. i've heard women say they've said it before. i'm not condoning it. i'm not trying to defend it. i'm not trying to apologize. but what i do know is this, mr. trump said he did -- he said that, he admitted that. he apologized not just to his wife, to his family, to the -- anybody he offended. he apologized basically to the woman -- or to the world. so when you think of that, that's a sign to me of a leader, i take responsibility for my actions. i'm embarrassed i did it. i mean, what else can you do -- >> let me throw this out. >> judge not lest ye be judged.
>> let's say these women are not lying, that they're telling the truth, that he did what he said on the tape he likes doing he said in his own words, when you're a star, they let you do it, you can grab them by the private parts. let's say these women are not lying. would you like him to tell these women, i'm sorry, i apologize? >> you know, i'm going to leave that between you and him. i think you should ask him that. >> we've asked -- i would love to interview him, by the way. we've asked many times. he's more than welcome to join us in "the situation room." >> i'll pass that on to his campaign people. >> because he has an open invitation to discuss these issues, as well as much more important national security issues, the issues that the american people want to make sure that they have knowledge on when they go to the voting booth in 25 days. congressman, stand by. we have to take a quick break. we'll continue our conversation right after this.
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donald trump is facing new accusations of sexual assault from two more women who have now come forward. one is a former "apprentice" contestant, who says trump forced himself on her sexually in 2007. the other says trump reached up her skirt and dprogroped her ban the '90s. cnn has not verified these claims. we're back with congressman ted yoho of florida. congressman, in an interview i did with trump back in october of 2008, just before the election, it was remarkable, because he went out of his way to praise nancy pelosi.
he said president bush should be impeached
and he defended bill clinton strongly. listen to this. >> well, you know, when she first got in and was named speaker, i met her and i'm very impressed by her. i like her a lot. but i was surprised that she didn't do more in terms of bush and going after bush. it was almost -- it just seemed like she was going to really look to impeach bush and get him out of office, which personally i think would have been a wonderful thing. >> impeaching him? >> for the war. >> because of the -- >> he lied. he got us into the war with lies. and, i mean, look at the trouble bill clinton got into with something that was totally unimportant, and they tried to impeach him, which was nonsense. yet bush got us into this horrible war by lying, by saying they had weapons of mass destruction. by saying all sorts of things that turned out to not be true.
>> their argument is that was the intelligence that he was presented, and it wasn't as if he was just lying about it. >> i don't believe that. >> you believe it was a deliberate lie? >> i don't believe it. i don't think you believe it either, wolf. you're a very intelligent young
man. i don't think you believe it, either. >> by the way, thank you for calling me a young man. >> just a little bit of that interview. so congressman, you hear that what he was saying eight years ago, what he says now. what is your reaction? because he's been all over the place on a lot of these kinds of issues. >> yeah, i remember that interview, and i appreciate you bringing it up, and i had a laugh when he said he called you a young man, that's a good thing. you know, lying with an intent to mislead people, if he's saying george bush did that on the iraq war, you know, i've talked to military people that were over there. they found yellow cake over
there. they found sarin gas. so there were weapons of mass destruction in iraq. i was against the war. i've never been for that war. i think we should end these wars right now. but if we're going to go down that path, you can look at what president obama said. if you like your doctor, you can keep them. if you like your insurance company, you can keep it. your insurance premiums are going to go down $2500 on average. we know that's not true. so what mr. trump said back then, he's been in the entertainment business, he's on camera. i don't know why he said what he said back then. obviously he believed it. but that was eight years ago. this is today. i'm focused on what are we going to do today? like we were talking about, we've got a country that's $20 trillion in debt, we have social security, medicare, they're at the brink of going unfunded. we've got all these hot spots. the philippines just woke up the other day. they're realigning themselves with russia and china. we've got some serious problems in there. one of these candidates need to
step up and rise to the occasion so that the american people feel comfortable and the rest of the world feels comfortable. when i compare mrs. clinton to mr. trump's policy, i stand with mr. trump's policies. i do not condone what he said or what he did or what allegations were said. i don't condone any of that. i am focused on who is going to preserve our constitutional republic. because if we worry about how many people said this and it becomes mob rule, and that's the true democratic state when you have mob rule in a true democracy, it's the majority rule. as ben franklin said, a true democracy is when you have two wolves and a sheep sitting down and they decide what are we going to have for lunch. the sheep always loses in that. so we've got a constitutional republic. let's work the process and have faith in the system and the american people. >> the house speaker paul ryan
hasn't pulled formally his endorsement of donald trump, but he certainly isn't defending him at all. do you support paul ryan's effort to only focus on congressional races to keep the house of representatives in a republican majority and ignore the presidential contest? >> no, you know, i was on that call with paul ryan, and paul ryan did say he was not going to campaign with mr. trump. he would with with mike pence. but he also said that his goal was to bring back all the members in congress, plus to defeat hillary clinton. so he's going to put his time in other areas to defeat hillary clinton. i stand with paul ryan on that. >> congressman yoho, thank you very much for joining us. >> wolf, i appreciate it. more breaking news coming up. donald trump strongly defending himself against allegations of sexual assault. >> as you have seen, right now i am being viciously attacked with lies and smears.
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i want to bring in anderson cooper. you just sat down and spoke with another woman, the one we saw in that 2005 access hollywood video of donald trump. what did she tell you? >> right. she was the one giving the tour to billy bush and donald trump for his appearance on "days of our lives." we talked to her really one week to the day that tape was first released. she said when it first came out, she read a transcript of it and didn't quite absorb what kind of an impact this was going to have. it wasn't until she saw the tape that it really resonated with her. here's some of what she just said. >> i have my own life story, as well. but everything that i've learned up to this point, i've learned to push it off and be -- and not really care about it, if you will. just because there are -- there are men like that in higher power, in positions that will
maybe make a statement, not quite like that, but i've definitely been in that type of situation before when i was wrong. you just go, thank you, or you're welcome. it's easy to walk away from. but when i realized, when i understood the magnitude of those statements made behind closed doors, not just about me and not every woman has gone through what i've gone through to get in the place where i'm fine, it's not okay. and i felt like i needed to at least say to my family, most importantly, and i have a lot of fans that have been stressing the fact that are you okay? are you doing well? are you hurt? of course things -- when people say things behind your back, they're hurtful. but we find a way to stand up and be strong and i think for my family it hurts probably more than for me.
>> she's got a 6-year-old daughter, a 6-year-old stepson who she has had to explain this tape to. and she hopes that this -- she wants to obviously move beyond this, and she certainly hopes that this will have a positive effect on other women, on men, just in terms of the conversation about sexual assault, about what's appropriate, what's not. >> anderson, how did she learn about this access hollywood tape? >> she got a call i think from her manager or her agent before the tape was released. i assume they got a heads up, maybe for "the washington post" who were calling for a comment or something. so she got a sense something was about to be released. she vaguely remembered giving the tour. it happened 11 years ago. obviously at the time she had no idea what billy bush and mr. trump said on the bus before meeting her. she remembered it as just a tour, the kind she does many
times for people that are going to be on the show. it wasn't until she saw the tape that it really began to sink in and hit her. >> did she have any reaction to the new accusations against trump that came out today? >> well, it's interesting. one of the women who has come forward, kristen anderson, cites seeing this tape, in particular, seeing her hugging donald trump, introducing herself to donald trump and to billy bush, saying that is -- it was that moment that one of the reasons that motivated kristen anderson to talk to "the washington post" about somewhat she says happened to her in a club. she said donald trump put his hand up her skirt just as he talked about doing on that bus. she also talks during the interview about donald trump's pub hicklic apologies. she's not heard anything from donald trump or billy bush
directly apologizing. and we played some of donald trump's statements about jessica leads, who says she was assaulted on an airport by donald trump. donald trump essentially saying that woman wouldn't be his first choice based on her appearance. >> anderson, thanks so much for that and to our viewers. you can see much more of anderson's interview later tonight on "ac 360." remember, that starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. let's get some insight from our political experts. gloria borger, these latest allegations, how much more difficult does it make the trump campaign reaction dealing -- this is clearly a political crisis for them. >> this is an avalanche here. i think with every passing day, it gets more and more difficult. i think that what you see is a candidate kind of unleashed who feels the need to defend himself, to defend his brand,
and running for the presidency and winning part of it seems to be secondary, to a great degree. and there is no political consultant i personally know who would recommend that the speeches that donald trump has been giving over the last two days are the right way to try and get his campaign back on track. instead, he's just talking about himself and discrediting these women who are claiming these sexual assaults. and just isn't working for him. >> not just campaign consultants we speak to, donald trump himself said his own campaign staff is advising him not to do that. and he doesn't care. we need to step back for a second and just look at where we are. an entire week of this campaign now, one week ago today is when that tape was released. the access hollywood tape. for an entire week, it's been thrown away for donald trump. he's been consumed by this. there's been nothing but a slide
downward. voters moving away from him. that is clear. now we have 25 days left. he just threw out a week, and he's showing no indication that he wants to get it back on course. this is a campaign, just enflamed right now with something that they can't -- the candidate seems totally unwilling to move beyond. >> for the second day in a row, he's suggesting i couldn't have done this, because look at these women, suggesting they're not attractive enough. let me play a clip from what he said today. >> oh, i was with donald trump in 1980. i was sitting with him on an airplane. and he went after me on the plane. yeah, i'm going to go after you. believe me, she would not be my first choice, that i can tell you. man. you don't know. that would not be my first choice. >> yesterday, he said look at her, as if she wouldn't be
attractive enough. >> this is a candidate who is playing off of the crowd. he cannot help but look into that crowd and see adulation and people cheering him on. this entire campaign seems to be a play to the crowd. he knows when he stands at that podium, his supporter al eers w respond to him and he's not reaching a single soul beyond that auditorium and that's a huge problem. hearing republicans talk about this campaign, they are talking about it in the past tense. paul ryan is going out there and he's not even mentioning his own nominee's name. he's trying to make the case for republican leadership in washington, that is an unheard of situation 25 days before an election. >> paul ryan wants to salvage
his own political career, maybe run for president in four years. part of the reason he's not out there campaigning with donald trump. >> also because he wants a house majority. right now, he's looking at the lay of the land and risking losing the house majority. their poll s aren't looking tha great in some of these swing states. so that's why he's talking about his message when she was speaking to college kids and gave them a chance to do what they want to do. he's not talking about if there's a republican president. he's talking about how we -- how we handle hillary clinton in the white house for the most part. that is striking. they're talking about picking up the pieces rather than working with the republican president. unusual. >> can we just get back to that statement that donald trump made just -- that you just played and the one day before? the "look at her."
what he's effectively saying is, look at her, she's not pretty enough for me to sexual assault. i mean, that's stunning that a presidential nominee would be making that statement from a podium to his supporters in his own defense. i think you have to kind of let it sink in. >> there isn't a soul defending him for that. >> right, not a single person. >> particularly not after he makes a statement like that. he's discrediting these women, the way he's discrediting them is by saying they're not attractive enough. >> some are suggesting this is like a bill cosby situation, where one comes forward, then two, the dam breaks and there's an avalanche of women making these accusations. >> there are a lot of similarities there, especially in the sense that, you know, these women are coming forward at the risk of their own personal reputations, knowing that they would be attacked by donald trump and by others.
and also knowing that, in some cases, they're not dealing with forensic evidence here. you're not dealing with police reports. you're dealing with just their word against donald trump's. and that is exactly where so many women in the bill cosby situation where when these allegations first came out. but it was sort of this avalanche of women after women that changed the dynamic. donald trump is in the court of public opinion. he doesn't need to wait for a jury to come back with a verdict. the american people are making a decision. >> i was struck by what he said today. he said, if only 5% or 10% of people believe these charges, i'm going to lose. he's in trouble then, because a lot larger percentage than 5 or 10% are going to believe these women who are telling their stories who have nothing to lose
but their reputation, and donald trump's evidence, there are going to be questions about the characters vouching for him on his side of the equation. >> there was another moment at today's speech by donald trump at this rally, where he seemed to be making fun of hillary clinton's appearance. let me play the clip for you. >> the other day, i'm standing -- i told you this. i'm standing at my podium, and she walks in front of me, right? she walks in front of me, and when she walked in front of me, believe me, i wasn't impressed. but she walks in front of me. >> you hear a little laughter coming out of the crowd. everybody understood what he was talking about. >> absolutely. not only is he making fun of people who said that he -- alleging that he sexually assaulted them, he's talking about the appearance of the woman he's running against. he's not doing himself any favors with anyone. it just shows that donald trump doesn't respect women.
that's what this -- contrary to what he says, his actions and words are not really showing that. >> i'm old enough to recall, and have covered the gary hart campaign. when gary hart said to journalists, you remember he had an affair, and he said, you know, follow me. he sort of says, follow me, you're going to be bored. and they followed him and they weren't bored. what donald trump did during the debate the other night was effectively the same thing, because anderson pressed him repeatedly and said, is this just talk or have you ever behaved this way? and he said, no, i haven't behaved this way. it's the functional equivalent of what gary hart did. so these women now, and at some personal risk, as you're talking about, at some personal risk, have come out and said, you know what? he does behave this way. so now he's backed up against a wall, and he's just flailing and
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officials who are now advising the clinton campaign clearly very concerned as you have this drip drip of e-mails, hacked e-mails coming out virtually every day. hacked by russia. they share the u.s. intelligence communitiy ies assessment that russia is behind the hacks. where they go further is that russia is actually trying to win this election for donald trump. tonight zidisturbed by the continuing drip of hacked e-mails, top officials backing hillary clinton are raising the e alarm. former national counterterrorism sector matthew olson who a security advisor to the clinton campaign echoing the u.s. intelligence community, that the russian government is the clear culprit. >> this is a significant and unprecedented attack. on our institutions. so from my perspective it is not just a campaign issue. as the national security issue. >> michael mo rel, the former acting director of the cia who has publicly endorsed hillary
clinton reiterated his charge that trump has become an unwitting agent of vladimir putin. this on a call organized by the campaign. >> trump is cozying up to putin because putin has played him like a fiddle. putin has figured out what makes donald trump tick and he's playing to it. and donald trump is responding. morrell and olson suggest that russian is trying to sway the election for donald trump: >> the information released is leading me to conclude their goal is really to sway in in a favor of donald trump. >> reporter: officials with knowledge of the investigation say there is growing evidence that russia is using wikileaks as the vehicle to make the stolen documents billick, possibly with wikileaks concentration cooperation. how does this work? the cyberattack begins with
russian criminal gangs. >> i think the actual theft is being done by russian criminal gangs, on behalf of the russian state, at the direction of the russian state. it is a little bit of a cut out plausible deniability. and i do think the russians are ush pushing these in direction of wikileaks and letting them push them into the public domain. >> the trump campaign dismisses any attempt by russia to help out trump. and trump himself has repeatedly raised questions about whether russia is involved at all in any of these attack on state voting systems. >> thanks jim sciutto. our chief national security correspondent. coming up this sunday, new episode of "part's unknown." anthony bourdain goes to some of --.
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that is it for me. thanks so very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in the situation room. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. "outfront" next the breaking news. crump waging a war on his accusers, mocking their stories and their locks. he's speaking live this hour. will he keep up those attacks? plus a former beauty queen with stunning allegations shares her story with me tonight, and a former apprentice contestant telling me donald trump kissed her unexpected but she says she's still voting for him. she's our guest. les go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett and "outfront" we begin with the breaking news. donald trump trashing his accusers. two more women coming forward tonight saying the republican presidential nominee sexual assault they will. trump angeli denying t