Second Cain accuser goes public, says she might hold joint presser with others

Interesting that she’s decided to speak out now after The Daily revealed her identity. Is that because she knows she’ll be hounded anyway and figures she has nothing to lose in talking to the press? Or is she tired of Cain calling her a liar?

“When you are being sexually harassed in the workplace, you are extremely vulnerable,” [Kraushaar] said. “You do whatever you can to quickly get yourself into a job someplace safe, and that is what I thought I had achieved when I left.”…

She said she did not know whether or how she might tell more of her story, but had been warming “to the idea of a joint press conference where all of the women would be together with our attorneys and all of this evidence would be considered together.”

She said of Mr. Cain: “These allegations can be considered together as a body of evidence.”

Politico reveals that she’s the one who received the $45,000 settlement from the NRA. Via Fox News, here’s two snippets from Cain’s presser, the highlight of which was probably him saying he’d be willing to take a lie-detector test — but only if someone gives him a good reason to do it. I’m thinking the spectacle of multiple accusers in front of the cameras, using their own names, at a joint press conference would be withering enough to give him that reason. But maybe there’s another way: Like Ace says, there must be some documentation somewhere confirming or debunking Bialek’s story about the meeting and the hotel in 1997. Either the hotel, the NRA, or a credit card company must have receipts.

Go read Jim Geraghty’s list of unasked questions at the press conference. He has messages out to the Chicago hotel to try to find out if Bialek’s suite was upgraded, as she claims, but they haven’t responded to him yet. Exit quotation: “There will probably be others – not because I am aware of any, but because the machine to keep a businessman out of the White House is going to be relentless.”