Senator alleges plot to smear him

Sen. Chuck Schumer's office claims the Senate Democratic Leader was the target of an attempted smear campaign in which someone forged a sexual harassment claim against him and shopped phony court documents to major media outlets.
3:00 | 12/13/17

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A strange and disturbing twist. The democratic leader chuck Schumer has filed a report with the capitol police after he was the target of a smear campaign, a forged sexual harassment claim, phony court documents. Our congressional correspondent Mary Bruce is back with details. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. This is really a bizarre one. Chuck Schumer's office said he was the target of an attempted smear campaign. Forged documents sent around to major media outlets that resembled a legal complaint from a former female Schumer staffer detailing allegations of sexual harassment. Now, I spoke with the former staffer mentioned in these alleged documents and she insists she never experienced any misconduct, never filed a complaint and has, quote, nothing but the fondest memories of her time working with chuck Schumer. The senator has gone to the police, the victim is going to the police as well about this forgery. Several news organizations as you said got these forged documents. Do we have any idea who is behind it? Reporter: No one has any idea who is behind these documents. I've asked that to chuck Schumer's office, also to the former staffer mentioned in these documents. They don't know where they came from or who is responsible. Mary, thanks very much.

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