Rep. Jackie Speier is one of the lawmakers calling for an investigation. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The Democratic Women's Working Group called on the House Oversight Committee to launch an investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against President Trump on Tuesday.

Why it matters: The accusations against Trump have resurfaced just as similar allegations are ending careers of powerful men in every industry. The Group penned a letter, signed by 56 members, saying, "We cannot ignore the multitude of women who have come forward with accusations against Mr. Trump."

What they're saying:

  • Rep. Lois Frankel, chair of the Group: "Simply said, Americans deserve the truth."
  • Rep. Jackie Speier, on Trump's morning tweet about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: It was "grotesque. It took my breath away."

What Trump's saying:

  • The president has "grown increasingly angry in recent days that the accusations against him have resurfaced, telling associates that the charges are false and drawing parallels to the accusations facing Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore," per AP.

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Early voting eclipses 2016 total with 12 days until election

People stand in line to vote early in Fairfax, Virginia in September. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Americans have cast more than 47.1 million ballots in the 2020 presidential election, surpassing the total early-vote count for 2016 with 12 days left until Election Day, according to a Washington Post analysis of voting data.

Why it matters: The election is already underway, as many states have expanded early and mail-in voting options because of the coronavirus pandemic.

What to expect from the final debate of the 2020 election

Trump and Biden at the first debate. Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Image

Watch for President Trump to address Joe Biden as “the big guy” or “the chairman” at tonight's debate as a way of dramatizing the Hunter Biden emails. Hunter's former business partner Tony Bobulinski is expected to be a Trump debate guest.

The big picture: Trump's advisers universally view the first debate as a catastrophe — evidenced by a sharp plunge in Trump’s public and (more convincingly for them) private polling immediately following the debate.