Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes told ITV's Daybreak that Nick Clegg "had no details of any specific allegations" against Lord Rennard.
Mr Hughes added that Lord Rennard made a "clear denial" when the claims were put to him.
Nobody thinks Nick is the kind of guy who would defend a 'boy's club', but that does not necessarily mean he has handled the issue well.
One of the women who made allegations against Lord Rennard told ITV News that Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg shifted his position on the matter.
Questions for the Lib Dems mount, centred on what senior members knew about allegations surrounding former chief exec Lord Rennard and when.