Another White House Staffer Resigns Over Domestic Abuse Allegations

Another White House Staffer Resigns Over Domestic Abuse Allegations

Another White House Staffer Resigns Over Domestic Abuse Allegations

There was no mention of the two ex-wives who say he abused them, a claim backed up by photos of one of them with a badly-blackened eye.

Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin also voiced his support.

Of Porter, Trump said, "It's obviously a tough time for him".

But in his first public comments on the scandal Friday, Trump praised Porter and wished him well.

Kayleigh McEnany, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, delivered a firm denouncement of domestic violence on Saturday as the White House faces criticism over its handling of abuse allegations against a former aide.

"These outrageous allegations are simply false", Porter said on Wednesday.

Like Corbett, Porter's former wives also said they had told the Federal Bureau of Investigation about being abused - in their cases, more than a year ago.

Sorensen told the Post in a text message that he stepped down because he "didn't want the White House to have to deal with this distraction".

Several Trump confidantes reached by ABC News said the president is considering multiple names as possible Kelly replacements, among those, top economic adviser Gary Cohn, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney and Rep. Mark Meadows. Porter has strongly denied the charge that he struck his two former wives.

According to CBS News, Mr Porter approached White House Counsel Don McGahn in January 2017 to inform him his ex-wives might say unflattering things about him to background check investigators.

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Mr Kelly, meanwhile, was Mr Porter's loudest defender, including in the first hours after the graphic photos of alleged abuse emerged.

If Trump is willing to acknowledge that Porter indeed abused his two ex-wives as well a former girlfriend, then Pandora's box is opened on him.

Democrats, social media users and advocacy groups tore into President Trump and the White House for defending Porter amid the allegations.

"In fact, I was the victim of repeated physical violence during our marriage, not her", he said in a statement to the Post.

"If he (Trump) draws scrutiny to himself, he's OK with that".

Porter had a temporary security clearance at the White House during his year's work.

U.S. President Donald Trump pauses while speaking to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. February 9, 2018. "He did a very good job while he was at the White House", the president said.

David Sorensen resigned after his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett, told the Washington Post that she had informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation last autumn that Mr Sorensen had physically and emotionally abused her during their two-and-a-half year marriage.

She drafted the statement with her close friend, Kushner's White House spokesman Josh Raffel, whom she's known since their days working for Manhattan P.R. strategist Matthew Hiltzik. "The president and chief of staff have full confidence in his abilities and his performance", said spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. "Many people die. They're tortured and killed at the hands of their abusers".

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