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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

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The Donald Trump campaign will expand its war on the media and the Hillary Clinton campaign by attacking Carlos Slim, a Mexican billionaire and New York Times Company shareholder, the Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday.

Trump will accuse Slim of taking part in a conspiracy between the Clinton Foundation and the media to surface old allegations aimed at destroying the Republican nominee, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an unnamed Trump adviser. Trump will use Slim's past donations to the Clinton Foundation to charge that Slim is motivated to attack Trump through the media, according to the Journal.

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Melania Trump's lawyers on Thursday sent a letter to People Magazine threatening to sue the publication and the writer who wrote a first-person account accusing Donald Trump of forcibly kissing her in 2005.

In the letter, Melania Trump's lawyers take issue with one anecdote in the story in which People writer Natasha Stoynoff recalls running into Melania Trump on Fifth Avenue a few months after her encounter with Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump denied the recent allegations that he inappropriately touched several women in a speech railing against the press–and the accusers themselves.

"These vicious claims about me of inappropriate conduct with women are totally and absolutely false," he said. "These claims are all fabricated and they are pure fiction and they are outright lies. These events never, ever happened."

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani complained Thursday that the media promote stories about allegations against Donald Trump over bad news about Hillary Clinton.

Speaking at a Donald Trump rally in Florida, he claimed that newspapers publish allegations against Trump without evidence on Page One but bury revelations from Wikileaks email dumps about Clinton on Page 10.

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Barbara Res, a construction executive who worked for Donald Trump for 18 years, told CNN on Thursday morning that based on her observations of Trump throughout her time working for him, she believes the sexual misconduct accusations against Trump that surfaced this week.

"I do believe it. Yes, absolutely," she said on CNN's "New Day," when asked if she believes the allegations.

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A former Miss USA contestant who competed in the pageant in 2001, told The Guardian that Donald Trump barged into her dressing room while she and another woman were changing despite an apparent warning from security that the women were naked.

The contestant, who asked to be anonymous, said that they were getting dressed to practice the opening number at rehearsal when Trump burst into the room. She said she heard security personnel outside the room warn someone that the women were naked just before Trump entered the dressing room.

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Former Miss Utah Temple Taggart McDowell told NBC News in a Wednesday interview that Donald Trump gave her an unwanted kiss not just once, but twice.

McDowell competed in the Miss USA pageant in 1997, Trump's first year as owner of the pageant. She first told the New York Times about the first time she met Trump in an interview published on Saturday.

"He kissed me directly on the lips. I thought: ‘Oh, my gosh. Gross.’ He was married to Marla Maples at the time. I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth," she said. "I was like, ‘Wow, that’s inappropriate.’”

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Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to sue the New York Times over a story the paper published with accusations from two women that Trump had groped them.

"We hereby demand that you immediate cease any further publication of this article, remove it from your website and issue a full and immediate retraction and apology. Failure to do so will leave my client with no option but to pursue all available actions and remedies," Marc Kazowitz, a lawyer for Trump, wrote in a Wednesday letter to New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet.

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