A White House speechwriter resigned Friday after his former wife claimed that he was violent and emotionally abusive during their turbulent 2½ -year marriage - allegations that he vehemently denied, saying she was the one who victimized him.
Sorensen resignation from his post comes just a few days after staff secretary Rob Porter stepped down amid abuse allegations made against him by his two ex-wives. On Friday, he made a freakish statement of support for his former staff secretary Rob Porter, wishing him well and emphasizing that Porter had denied any wrongdoing.
The resignations came amid swirling questions about how White House chief of staff John Kelly had handled the matter and whether he could maintain his job despite Mr Trump's growing frustration.
Jessica Corbett described their chaotic marriage to The Washington Post, including allegations that Sorensen ran over her foot with a auto, put out a cigarette on her hand and threw her into a wall.
"He was terminated yesterday and his last day was yesterday", Shah, the deputy press secretary said Thursday.
"I think when the White House said they could have handled the situation better, that's a bit of an understatement, yes", Flake said.
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Michigan State beat No. 3 Purdue at home on Saturday to win its eight straight game and move to 24-3 overall. Villanova was No. 1 in the East, Xavier tops in the Midwest Region and Purdue No. 1 in the West Region.
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Eibar's eighth victory in its last 12 matches lifted it into sixth place, which earns a Europa League berth. Manager Zinedine Zidane said he would apply the same plan of pressing high up the pitch against PSG .
Porter and Sorensen have denied the charges.
This moment, though, should be a time of reckoning for a White House in which so many women have lost hope. "He said very strongly that he's innocent, so you'll have to talk to him about that". Hicks, White House Communications director, had a previous personal relationship with Porter. (It can be chilling how competent and charming abusers are at work, only to go home and terrorize their partner.) But consider this: What if Porter had allegedly assaulted two men?
"We wish him well", Trump told reporters during a hastily arranged photo opportunity in the Oval Office. He added, "It should be able to focus on continuing President Trump's historic accomplishments for the American People". The White House had called the allegations "very troubling". I stand by my previous comments of the Rob Porter that I have come to know since becoming Chief of Staff, and believe every individual deserves the right to defend their reputation.
Kelly, who had worked closely with Porter for several months, at first issued a statement supporting Porter as a man of "true integrity".
Trump has long cautioned against jumping to conclusions in cases of alleged sexual misconduct, including those directed at him by more than a dozen women.
"I found out about it recently and I was surprised by it", the president said.
When Kelly was hired as chief of staff, he received praise for bringing a " moderating influence " to a chaotic White House. It was unclear from the Post report if that was Sorensen's version of what Corbett claimed was him running over her foot.
South Korean television showed its smiling president entering a reception room Saturday and shaking hands with the North Koreans. Communications director Jarrod Agen tweeted a laudatory review of Pence's evening: "VP stands and cheers for US athletes ".
In Dubai , Modi will address the Sixth World Government Summit, at which India has been extended "guest of honour" status. Never before has the Indian community in Oman been so excited about their prime minister's visits as it is now.
The temple, which will be built in stone, will come up off the Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway over 55,000 square meters of land. Modi was previously in Abu Dhabi where he iaugurated a temple, and signed close to five MOUs with the UAE.
This is PM Modi's first visit to Jordan and also the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister in 30 years. Modi's announcement came during the first-ever visit by an Indian head of state to the West Bank.
Moon at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Saturday, in the highest-level contact between the two Koreas in years . Kim relayed the invitation through his only sister and trusted adviser, Kim Yo-jong, who met with Mr.
Second White House official resigns over domestic abuse claims
And the official stressed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had at no point revoked Porter's interim security clearance. Stephen Miller, Trump's senior adviser and chief speechwriter, described her as having "a loyalty equaled only by her skill".
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Passage is all but assured in the Senate , but House leadership faces a hard road in moving the budget bill through the chamber. However, the procedure can be bypassed with an agreement from all 100 senators - but Paul would not join the gang.
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Conservative Republicans also have a problem with the bill, they see increased spending as fiscally irresponsible. Trump's comments came at a White House round table with law enforcement on Tuesday afternoon.
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