Published: Mon, February 12, 2018

Another White House staffer resigns amid domestic abuse allegations

Another White House staffer resigns amid domestic abuse allegations

Trump not only accepted Porter's claim of innocence but praised him for doing "a very good job" and offered his wishes for "a wonderful career" ahead.

Porter denies the claims. Responding to a Facebook message Friday evening, Sorensen called his former wife "creative" and later emailed a lengthy statement disputing her account. Trump denies the allegations and has said they were fabricated to sunder his political career.

Kelly has also come under fire for appearing to defend Porter when the allegation of abuse first surfaced.

The Porter story has rattled the White House, unleashing a fresh wave of chaos in the West Wing as the media investigates who knew of the allegations from his ex-wives and when. He said very strongly yesterday that he is innocent.

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Cecilia Vega, ABC's senior White House correspondent, said, "We're back in the early days of this Trump administration in terms of chaos land".

Conway said it was a "blessing" to be at the White House and anyone who didn't feel that way shouldn't be there.

Rob Porter, former White House staff secretary, resigned on Wednesday as details about his past of domestic abuse were revealed.

A second White House official has resigned following allegations of domestic violence.

The president's loyalty to Moore, Sorensen and Porter - all of whom deny the allegations against them and have not been charged - may run counter to fast-moving social changes in the USA and beyond, but he is not the only figure to have expressed qualms about the role of due process when women make rape or domestic violence allegations.

Ms Corbett contacted the Post before the allegations against Mr Porter became public this week.

"For the president and the chief of staff to give that person the benefit of the doubt is probably a very normal and human reaction", he said on Fox.

Over the past two years, more than a dozen women have accused US President Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances against them.

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said in a press briefing Thursday that Porter was "terminated", but he later used the word "resigned". Kelly later said in a statement he was shocked by "new" allegations against Porter, stressing that domestic violence is unacceptable.

The White House review process served the President poorly. The bureau had reportedly known about the accusations against Porter for several months, "raising questions about why he was allowed to remain in his post", according to the paper.

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