Trump news: Leading ally of president lashes out over impeachment as accuser claims to have documents corroborating sexual assault

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A woman who appeared on the Apprentice reportedly has corroborating evidence supporting her claims that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her.

Summer Zervos, who is suing Mr Trump for defamation, allegedly has evidence supporting claims that she was assaulted in a hotel room in 2007, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, Senator Lindsey Graham attacked the impeachment investigation into Donald Trump as “un-American” as he announced a Senate resolution that calls on the House to pause the probe until it holds a formal vote on the issue.

Mr Graham told reporters that if Republicans investigated an impeachment of a Democrat, “You’d have beaten the sh** out of us.”

Earlier today, the morning after they stormed into an impeachment witness testimony, Mr Trump thanked House Republicans for “being tough, smart, and understanding in detail the greatest Witch Hunt in American History. It has been going on since long before I even got Elected (the Insurance Policy!). A total Scam!”

Meanwhile, Trump walked back a bizarre claim that his administration is building a border wall in Colorado, a comment he made during an address at a shale gas conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, despite the mountainous state being entirely landlocked. He subsequently attempted to spin as a joke on Twitter as the ridicule rained down.

The president also lied with an anecdote about witnesses being reduced to tears by the sight of him signing an executive order - quickly disproved by video evidence of the event in question - mocked hostile demonstrators and urged his audience to demand he serve a further 16 years in office, treating an official White House event as a campaign rally.

Mr Trump was speaking after an extraordinary day on Capitol Hill in which he announced an agreement with Turkey to make its Syria ceasefire “permanent” in exchange for the lifting of sanctions as a mob of Republican congressmen caused a five-hour delay to the impeachment inquiry by protesting during the deposition of senior State Department official Laura Cooper.

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