Phillip Jauregui 11-15-17

Phillip Jauregui, attorney for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, requested that one of his client's accusers, and her attorney, release the yearbook she brandished as evidence he knew her personally.

During his Wednesday press conference, Jauregui cast doubt on the accuser's story, and alleged he never saw his client act even remotely inappropriate toward women. He pressed Gloria Allred, the alleged victim's attorney, to release her yearbook so an objective custodian could analyze the handwriting and confirm whether it matched Moore's.

Moore, according to Jauregui, wasn't even a district attorney when he allegedly signed the yearbook with the initials “D.A.”

Jauregui's comments came just after CNN reported that despite widespread pressure from leading Republicans, Moore would not withdraw from his state's special election.

Moore vehemently denied allegations published by The Washington Post, as well as Monday's accusation of sexual assault. But leading Republicans, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), took the accusers' side.

Even conservative media personalities have criticized Moore, who eventually lost fundraising agreements between himself and major Republican campaign organizations.

Moore faces an uphill battle even if he makes it to the Senate. Gardner, who headed the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told his chamber to expel Moore in the event he won the election on Dec. 12.

While President Donald Trump didn't join his Republican colleagues in directly calling for Moore's withdrawal, he reportedly believes Moore should exit the race if the allegations are true.

Watch Jauregui's comments below, via CNN.

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