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good morning, everyone. john berman here. new this morning, he is going to sue or so he says. a woman goes on the record to clime that alabama senate candidate roy moore molested her when she was 14. three other women go on the record to say he pursued them when they were in their teens and the response from roy moore is to threaten a lawsuit against the newspaper that told their stories. >> another attack on my reputation and desperate to stop my political campaign. these attacks are completely false and untrue and for which they will be sued. >> those are roy moore's words. lee corfman's words are i wanted it over with and wanted out.
her words are compelling enough that moore should drop out but president trump not one of them, not yet. what are you finding down there this morning? >> you know, we're hearing a couple of different responses. we are certainly hearing support for judge moore. that people say that they do believe that this is a conspiracy. that this is a political smear. that they are still standing by his side. but we are also hearing people saying, come on. there are a lot of people who support this "washington post" story. that there had been rumors around the edges regarding mr. moore and there have been questions about some of his past and his behavior. all of this happening while on the national level. there have been calls for him to step aside. here's what we heard this weekend from a republican senator from south carolina. >> well, certainly the allegations are very, very
strong. the denial is not as strong as the allegations. i think if the allegations are true, there's no doubt that he should step aside and not for the party, but for the american people. we have to find a way to restore trust and confidence in our elected officials in our government and this goes in the wrong direction. >> now, president trump this weekend asked whether or not he had any direct comment by reporters regarding judge moore. he said that he hasn't seen too much about the moore controversy. the trump camp, though, going a bit further. here's what we heard this weekend. >> there's none no important, but, having said that, he has not been proven guilty. >> so, the big question in all of this, john, what is the impact on december 12th? what will voters here in alabama decide in regards to judge roy moore? we have spoken to at least two
women. two republican women who say they once supported moore and they don't any more. john? >> it will be interesting to see if that trend continues going forward. it will be interesting to see if moore follows through with his lawsuit threat, as well. kyung lah, thanks so much. joining me now amber fox and alex burns from "new york times." lauren, i want to start with you here, tim scott's words were very interesting because he seemed to indicate that he believes the three other women. we heard the same thing from bill cassidy. he said he doesn't need to wait to find out if true, which is a formulation a lot of people were using and we heard the similar thing from pat toomey over the weekend. let's listen to that. >> nearly 40-year-old allegation we'll probably never know for sure what happened. but from my point of view, you know, i have to say i think the accusations have more credibility than the denial. i think it would be best if roy
would just step aside. >> so, as far as washington senate congressional republicans are concerned, lauren, they seem to be pushing roy moore on to an island here. >> certainly, i think that they recognize if roy moore doesn't get out of this race, it is going to be a topic of conversation for the next several weeks until this special election. and a lot of republicans are not interested in going ahead and having to answer questions about roy moore every single day from here until christmas. and i think one of the questions that we have to remember is that if roy moore loses this race, that's one problem. if he wins, these questions are going to continue. when he is one of their colleagues in the u.s. senate. >> so, amber, you know, we heard from mark short, kellyanne conway said if the statements are true, she condemns them. the white house is not pushing roy moore on to this island which, in effect, is giving roy
moore some cover for now. how long will or can that continue? will it last after the president returns home? >> well, we have to wait to see. the president very clearly said when he was talking to reporters abroad this weekend, i'm not going to comment on that beyond my public statements from white house officials until i get back. it almost sounded like he's trying to decide whether he's going to stick by roy moore and give him cover, as i think you accurately describe it, john. these allegations happened a while ago. you know, a couple allegations shouldn't ruin one man's life. that's what sarah huckabee sanders is sort of pressing right now. i think the president almost seems undecided if he's going to continue down that line of thought. or side with the pat toomey's and mitt romneys and tim scott's of the world by saying, these allegations will never probably prove them, but they're really, really tough allegations for the republican party to stand by. he's got to go.
>> look, not taking position, for now, is actually taking a position. the white house may change. the president may change in the coming days, but the position they're taking right now is a statement in and of itself. alex burns a history lesson here roy moore says he's going to sue "washington post." i'm old enough to remember when then candidate donald trump suggested he was going to sue "new york times" for its article last year during the campaign that had allegations of sexual harassment against him. as far as i know, the lawsuits never happened. >> they didn't. this is sort of, i think, an unfortunate trend in the way campaigns gets wage. lawsuit threats are treated as a strong form of denial when in reality an attempt to intimidate women from coming forward and other women coming forward in situations like these. talking to republicans in washington they have not heard anything from roy moore over the last few days that the allegations are false or this is a guy in a position to right his campaign. his interview with sean hannity
on friday was deeply disturbing to a number of republicans i spoke to and basically everything he has said since then has reinforced among republican leaders in washington the sense that they may just have to write this one off. >> alex, breitbart sent reporters down to shore up roy moore and their first publication in some ways actually seemed to support lee corfman's story. they say the "washington post" approached her. >> this is an extraordinary spectacle in some ways that you have a publication that is often treated as, you know, certainly a partisan or ideological but a news organization all the same basically announcing they are going to send down people who are described as reporters to discredit sources in another publication's work. they didn't do anything of the kind and virtually everything that was in the report was actually started in the actual "washington post" report. the "washington post" ought to
to put to rest any doubts about how the story came together whether this was orchestrated by democrats. it clearly was not. >> again, i think the next big statement comes from the president himself when he chooses to address this head on. i want to shift gears right now to perhaps the white house race for 2020. because former vice president joe biden he all but declared his candidacy this morning on "today" show. i want you to listen to this. >> if the lord almighty came down and sat in the middle of the table and said, joe, the nomination is yours but you have to take it now, i would say no. >> i would say no. so, amber he's definitely running. >> yeah, that's basically a politician saying, oh, no. i wouldn't say no now means, yeah, i'm probably going to run later on. we knew that in politics. listen, joe biden feels like there's an opening for him and his particular brand of politics. he said, you know, if he had run in 2016, he would have done it as kind of a bernie sanders'
style. these weren't his words exactly. but what i took from it a bernie sanders campaign against wall street and also focus on some social issues that seem kind of off to the side like cancer. i shouldn't call that social -- but scientific issues that are very specifically joe biden focus focused. i think he senses that the democratic party hasn't really found its ground after the 2016 campaign and losing to president trump. and that he feels like he can sort of bring in this establishment bernie sandersesque voice to the party. >> he can bring in youth and energy as "saturday night live" might say into the campaign. lauren, let me play you the second half of what he said. he said he would not run if the election were today this is what he says about next year. >> we're not closing the door. look, i've been around too long. i am a great respecter of fate but who knows what the situation is going to be a year and a half
from now. >> it actually sounds to me, lauren, like if the election were held today, he would not run. and that he just doesn't want to close the door because he doesn't have to close the door. it really doesn't sound like he's planning to get in, lauren. >> absolutely. you don't have to decide on whether or not you're going to run for president in 2020 until you get much closer to the race than you are right now. currently, i think joe biden is comfortable where he is speaking out on issues that he cares deeply about like cancer research and what, you know, could be done on that front. and i think the vice president is very comfortable or the former vice president is very comfortable being there right now and i don't think, you know, he wants to continue doing interviews where he's constantly asked, are you going to be running for president in 2020? that's what we all want to know. that's the question on everyone's minds. >> every interview he does from here on out he will be asked what he is doing in 2020. can i ask you about trade. one of the first acts the president did was pull the u.s.
out of the tpp just this week when he was in asia, all those other nations that were part of that deal basically went forward with their own plan right now and those that suggest it will leave the united states behind. the president's promise he will make some kind of statement wednesday on trade. he continues to push the united states on its own path. the rest of the world going in a different path. i wonder where the politics of this will be going forward. >> this is a big test of trumpism and of his campaign platform. he didn't say i'm going to get elected president and make the united states a fortress state. i will get elected president and get better deals than we have right now. if we're out of tpp, what is the better deal? i do think politically when you look at the elections last week, when you look at the map of races up in 2018, a lot of these are in states that benefit enormously from trade and commerce from various kinds. when you have people, when you have candidates in his own party that are going after those
agricultural states that benefit from suburban voters many that work at nonamerican companies, those are big questions for those folks. >> thank you very, very much. this morning conflicting reports on what exactly the president discussed with rodrigo duterte talked about isis and human rights under the cover of the drug war duterte was accused of issuing thousands of killings. despite what the white house says, human rights did not come up during the conversation. cnn's sarah murray live in manila with a he said/he said, sarah. >> that's right. look. obviously, president trump has not made human rights a huge focus on the world stage, but this is bizarre because we see both sides disagreeing on whether the issue was brought up. now, a spokesperson for the philippines president said the issue of human rights did not arise. it was not brought up.
but a white house spokesperson provides a different account saying human rights briefly came up in the context of the philippines' fight against illegal drugs. duterte a bloody drug war here in the philippines one that has risen a lot of concern among human rights activists who say thousands are being killed without going through the judicial process. this was just a portion of their meeting today. at one point journalists asked and duterte took a page out of president trump's book as he took a swipe and saying you all are spies and there was another lighter moment that played out at the summit today and that is when there was this family photo. this is traditional of these summits, john. you've seen it 1,000 times and somehow president trump, yet again, managed to make news with a hand shake. they all went in for this cross body handshake. trump seemed to be fumbling
around trying to make it work not knowing what is going on and he nailed and humorous images coming out of that summit. >> let's wait for it, let's wait for it. there it is. all right. in the president's defense, i think that is a very, that is a very awkward contortion there. >> the tricky handshake. >> sarah murray, thanks so much. the president's words posing a peril to the united states. that's a provocative charge to begin with, even more so because those words come from the man who used to run u.s. intelligence. plus, no more. a growing number of republicans turning against the senate candidate in alabama. we will speak with one of them and new disturbing details from the scene of a deadly attack on u.s. troops. [ keyboard clacking ] [ click ] [ keyboard clacking ]
>> i believe that he feels he and russia did not meddle in the election. as to whether i believe it, i'm with our agencies. the president clarifying his remarks that really seem to put the word of vladimir putin over that of u.s. intelligence. he says he believes u.s. intelligence as it is currently constituted, which is a big hedge. earlier as he was gushing about how much president putin believed he did not meddle he attacked the people who used to run the u.s. intelligence agencies as political hacks. two of those men responded on cnn. >> putin is committed to undermining our system, our democracy and our whole process. and to try to paint it in any other, any other way is, i think, astounding and, in fact,
poses a peril to this country. >> i think he's giving putin a pass and it demonstrates to mr. putin that donald trump can be played by foreign leaders who are going to appeal to his ego and to try to play upon his insecurities. >> joining me now retired admiral john kirby and steve hall, cnn national security analyst, former cia operative. steve, i want to start with you because james clapper former director of national intelligence says the way the president framed this whole thing poses a peril to our country. is that fair and, if so, how? >> i think it's absolutely fair. i mean, first of all, for the record i served with brennan and clapper and they're not political hacks. between the two of them they have a half century of intelligence. if you're looking at someone who is politician look at mr. pompeo who comes from congress. so, yes, there is no doubt that trump's comments, i think, did a
lot of damage and, you know, brennan had an interesting point when he said, you know, our foreign allies and what he's referring to is not just our political allies, but our intelligence relationships with allied intelligence services look at how he's behaving with putin and say, geez, what's going on here? can the united states be trusted? and that is, indeed, a perilous thing. the other perilous thing leaving the impression with vladimir putin that he can control trump using his ego and manipulative skills that he learned as an intelligence officer. i think clapper and brennan hit the nail on the head in their description of the situation that we have now between the president and russian president putin. >> so,ed amirable to the point that john brennan said he believes that president trump can be played by foreign leaders. his willingness to accept the word of vladimir putin shows he can be played. is that too strong of a statement? >> not at all. not at all.
people who are the leaders know that he can be flattered and wowed by pomp and circumstance. while they're patting him on the head, they're expanding their influence and they're undermining the multilateral systems that the united states has led the way for so many decades. look at what putin is doing in ukraine and get away with in syria and his interference in the north korea problem, not to anybody's benefit, but to russia. look at xi he has personalized that with that of the communist party's constitution. and china is definitely on the rise, both from a military and economic perspective and the last thing they want is united states interference or any additional interference in the region. look at duterte he killed 13,000 people alone since july and pats donald trump on the head and gives him a red carpet blow out when he arrives in manila and what he is doing to his own
people. >> steve, going back to director of cia and the president made that hedge where he believes u.s. intelligence currently constituted hinting that he didn't believe it before. people on the inside, though, how do they see partisanship and the management of the intelligence agencies. do they see the intelligence agencies swinging like a pendulum to a republican administration and then back, again? >> you know, for the most part, no. i mean, during my career, i served under democratic presidents and republican presidents. and, you know, the intelligence community is used to the way the political system works. that said, you know, the current situation with president trump is abnormal in a lot of different ways. one of those ways is the partisanship and the specific frictions, if you will, or tensions with the intelligence
community. remember it wasn't so long ago that the president was making when he was talking to parts of the intelligence community and it was just a couple weeks ago when the president accepted, he said he did, accepting with russian meddling. he invited a conspiracy the therapist to talk about weird ideas that it wasn't the russians that hacked the dnc. it was perhaps the democrats hacking themselves. the impact on analysts who spend their entire careers focusing and they do excellent work focusing on russia and other things and they see this. they've got to be kind of scratching their heads as they drive home at night saying, what's going on here? is my analysis, you know, taken seriously? i think it's a growing concern. >> you know,ed amirab ed admirat up the fact that human right
wasn't in the forefront, if it was on any front at all. but, look, there is a history of u.s. presidents in some way every u.s. president looking past human rights at some point in dealing with leaders of other countries. i mean, every time you sit down with a leader in saudi arabia, you have to look past human rights to an extent. >> i disagree, john. i don't think you look past it. that certainly wasn't my experience working at the pentagon and the state department. you always bring it up. you certainly bring it up privately when there's a case to be brought up and even perhaps publicly if it's warranted in front of the cameras. what stuns me about this, duterte folks say it didn't come up and the white house folks say it came up briefly. the way i read that, they talked about the drug war and slapping that as a band aid on there for having to bring up the human rights things. you can't talk about the human rights in the philippines without talking about the drug war. like talking about the super bowl without talking about football. they go together.
it should have been made more strident. again, thousands of people have been killed in the philippines at the hands of duterte and i think it's woeful that this administration wouldn't be human rights. saying you did it privately and it sends a message to the rest of the world, not to mention a mesage to the american people about what we'll stand for when we conduct foreign policy abroad. >> admiral john kirby and steve paul, great to have you with us. thank you so much. this morning this after the president says he has hopes of a friendship with kim jong-un who he referred to in passing as short and fat. will ripply, the only tv journalist reporting from inside north korea. >> john, here in north korea just watching the back and forth
over the weekend between north korean state media and the president of the united states truly surreal. but that is the reality of the situation right now. you had north korean media in their meeting newspaper showing all these pictures of anti-trump protesters in south korea. the larger crowds were in support of the u.s. president. and then this from north korea's news aebl s agency saying the r remarks can never frighten us or put a stop to our advance and that was followed up from the tweet by the president himself. why would kim jong-un insult me and call me old when i would never call him short and fat. oh, well. he hinted at the possibility, once again, of a friendship with north korea's leader. but the sense i get from officials, unofficially, don't hold your breath on the friendship part. they say they listened to what the president has said and they
heard enough. everything from the threat to totally destroy north korea to their nickname little rocketman and joint naval drills. large-scale military exercises happening in the pacific right now involving three u.s. aircraft carrier strike groups. a dress rehearsal for an invasion. they are listening to hear if president trump will add north korea back to the list of state sponsors of terrorism. a list they were taken off of nearly a decade ago during negotiations back then about north korea's nuclear program. want to know how that turned out. john? >> will ripply in pyongyang, thanks so much. drop out. the alabama senate candidate fights accusations of molesting a 14-year-old girl. i'll speak with one of those republicans, next. t-mobile's unlimited now includes netflix on us. that's right. netflix on us. get 4 unlimited lines for just $40 bucks each. taxes and fees included.
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and change the way you wifi. this morning more national republicans are calling on roy moore to drop out of the alabama senate race. the president and white house insiders not among them. the controversial judge says he plans to stay in. the question is, what happens now? joining me republican congressman charlie dent of pennsylvania. congressman, thanks so much for being with us. you have been firm on this. you wrote the party of abraham lincoln will not remove the stain of roy moore if he remains in the standard-bearer in tand damage does moore do to the party if he stays in? >> first, john, let me say this. i did not support roy moore
after he won that nomination. i certainly didn't support him at all because i felt he disqualified himself by disregard for the constitution. he was removed from the supreme court twice. he had made many incendiary comments about the lgbt community and others. i just think the man is unfit. that was before these recent allegations of very serious misconduct. so, i think right now it's important that this man step aside. i doubt that he will. but he should step aside and find some alternative path because at this point, there's no way he can be elected. i don't think he can be elected. i suspect the people of alabama will not take a risk like this. >> the white house has not gone as far as you have. do they need to? >> look, we've been through this before as republicans where we had in 2010 there was a candidate who said that said she was a witch. in 2012 a legitimate rape comment by a candidate.
now we have this situation with roy moore, who, again, defies the constitution. had been removed from the supreme court and now these very serious allegations of sexual misconduct. we cannot be branded by individuals like this. it's times like this that the leaders of the party have to step up and do what's right. hey, i'm not running for office, again. i'm just saying this for the good of the party. we are the party of abraham lincoln and we have a tradition and we should be much more concerned about the brand of this party. when it's going to be stained by somebody of this caliber and mr. moore. >> again, what we heard from kellyanne conway and what we heard from the official white house statement is that if the allegations are true, then moore should step aside. but they do not believe at this point they have heard enough to make that judgment. >> well, again, john, we're not talking about a legal proceeding here. of course, a person is entitled to the presumption of innocence
in a court of law. we're talking here about the court of public opinion. this is an election. a very different standard. we have asked candidates. i served as chairman of the ethics committee and i have seen members of congress resign for far less than what mr. moore is being accused of. so the point i'm making is a very different standard here when we're talking in a very political context and we're talking about control of the senate here. mr. moore needs to do what's right and step aside. >> there's also a context which is beyond political, too, which is in this day and age when there are sexual harassment allegations no matter how old who do you choose to believe? do you choose to believe that someone who didn't? it's just a matter of, you know, you have to judge it on its face. i do want to move on a little bit here. after the election last tuesday wasn't even a week ago, you said voters are taking their anger out at the president and the only way they could do that is by going after republicans on the ballot. is that what you think the message was from the elections
last tuesday? >> well, certainly in virginia and i'll say specifically in urban and suburban areas, it was pretty clear to me that a lot of people were unhappy with the administration and taking it out on republican voters. i certainly saw that. not just in virginia but in suburban and urban areas and certainly in pennsylvania where we had the suburban counties of philadelphia devastating night and i think a lot of that was driven by anger towards the president. we have to be very honest about that. and, also, i would be -- to be fair the party of the president usually does take a pretty serious bath in the midterms and given the nature of this administration, i suspect the head winds will be even greater than they would under ordinary circumstances. >> you mention you are retiring from congress, not retiring from any other useful endeavors, what are the considers right now of other members? particularly members that might
come from states that are purple like you or states or districts that may be, you know, suburban like yours? >> well, look, every member of -- look, my republican colleagues are very smart people. they understand the dynamics of this election cycle and i suspect many of them will be entering, doing some very serious soul searching and reflecting right now. they know they're going to be running in some very difficult circumstances that even if they run the best possible campaign they can, that might not be enough to overcome a head wind. this election cycle, in my view, is going to look like 1994, 2006 or 2010. at those times one party had total control. so this 2018 cycle will be the same way. let's face it, the results haven't been good for the party in power. we know that. i suspect more of my colleagues will make decisions over the next few weeks and months. >> congressman charlie dent we look forward to what you do
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happening now a frantic search for survivors after a powerful 7.3 magnitude rocked the border between iraq and iran. more than 400 people are confirmed dead and iran has declared three days of mourning for the victims. the quake struck about 200 miles north of baghdad, but felt as far away as pakistan and turkey. following all the developments for us. what's the latest? >> john, as you mentioned, this was such a powerful earthquake.
7.3 magnitude earthquake that was felt in so many different countries across the region from israel all the way to pakistan. but, you know, this happened late in the evening on sunday. so, it was difficult to assess the extent of the damage and the destruction and to get casualty figures, but during daylight today, we've seen the search and rescue operations taking place. and it appears that the hardest hit area is the province that is in western iran. these are remote towns and villages that are really not designed to withstand such a powerful earthquake. according to officials in that country, they say that at least 395 people have been killed and more than 6,000 others have been injured and we have seen that casualty toll climb throughout the day. across the border in iraq, the impact was mostly seen in the kurdistan region and in northeastern iraq.
there authorities are saying at least 700 people were killed and that includes some cases of severe shock. one issue of real concern right now for iraqi officials is the state of the dam. that is a dam to the east of the city in northern iraq. there they say this dam has some cracks in its structure and that they are continuously monitoring it. there's no sign of leakage right now, but they are asking people in that area to prepare to evacuate if necessary, john. >> all right, following the developments surrounding the earthquake. the death toll now only coming into focus. it could get much worse. one of four u.s. soldiers killed in the ambush in niger. a team of fbi and military investigators has returned to the remote village where the attack happened. the defense official tells cnn that they are looking into reports that sergeant ladavid
johnson was found with his hands bound. barbara starr at the pentagon with the very latest developments. barbara? >> john, as this investigation moves on, u.s. military and fbi investigators over the weekend were, indeed, in the village of tongo tongo where the ambush happened. they are collecting evidence. they're conducting interviews and going to the villages and even to the ambush site. what we are told is they are now investigating those reports that it is possible sergeant ladavid johnson was found with his hands tied. that's what some villagers appeared to be reporting. but the u.s. is trying to confirm that. they're also trying to confirm, again, local reports that it is possible villagers at some point had the body and then turned it over to nigerien troops. all of these are reports swirling around the area. the investigators go in there and try to figure out exactly what did happen. it's not just the ambush. of course what they're also
trying to do is trying to figure out how the u.s. troops came to be in this position when that 12-man team went to the area on a mission, they were told it was unlikely they would run into opposition force. clearly, that was not true. they got ambushed. so, one of the key questions now is did they have the proper intelligence and did they have all the proper authorizations and sign offs when they were told to go to an abandoned camp site where it is believed some isis operatives have been in the past? it's a complex problem. it is possible, we are told now, that this investigation will not be complete until the first of the year. john? >> barbara starr for us at the pentagon. thank you. a rose for each victim killed in the texas church massacre. cnn goes inside the memorial. that's next. let's take a look at some numbers:
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the first baptist church in sutherland springs, texas, held its first service since the shooting in a tent nearby on a baseball field. the church is now a memorial for those killed. cnn's kaylee hartung joins us from sutherland springs. you lad a chance to go inside the church? >> john, the feeling inside that church inscriber as you see 26 chairs inside, placed where each victim's body was found. you can see each victim's name painted in gold lettering on the chair. a red rose in each, one pink rose for the unborn baby
holcomb. you hear an audio recording being played inside. it's readings of scriptures, readings by victims who at one point or another participated in church services at first baptist. and yesterday, when pastor frank pomery spoke to his congregation for the first time and hundreds of others in a sunday morning worship service in a tent on a baseball field not far from here he explained the reasoning behind opening a church's doors. >> guys, i want the world to know that that building will be open so that everyone who walks in there will know that the people who died lived for their lord and savior, would want them to live for the same as well. [ applause ] >> reporter: frank pomery asked for strength in the fight against evil. john, a man who lost his own daughter who he will bury today, led by example, showing all of
us his incredible strength. >> unbelievable strength, to make sure that people in their church remembered for their live, not the way they died. kaylee hartung in sutherland springs, thank you so much. roy moore, digging in, but a growing list of republicans want him out. will the white house join the call? will they make any move to push roy moore out of the alabama senate race? (♪) (♪) it all starts with a wish. the lincoln wish list event is here. sign and drive off in a new lincoln with zero down and a complementary first months payment.
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the press that he had taken some rather pricey travel on private planes, rather than flying coach, flying first class, driving, going there the way that other people might. this is the statement from the president happy to announce i'm nominating alex aczar to be the next hhs secretary. aczar worked as deputy secretary of hhs in the administration of george w. bush and also has worked for eli lily, the giant pharmaceutical maker here in the united states. he will have more on that coming up. in the meantime it is a time for choosing in alabama. will the white house choose to push roy moore from the senate race there after a woman said that moore sexually molested her when she was 14? alabama republicans choose to stand by their candidate. we could know soon. for roy moore himself his choice for now is to stay in and to attack, to attack the on the roar claims that he touched a 14-year-old and pursued other teenagers and attack t