Trump Asks For Due Process As Staffers Resign Amid Abuse Allegations

Trump defends top official accused of domestic abuse: 'He did a very good job'

Porter abruptly resigned from his post at the White House on Wednesday amid abuse allegations from two ex-wives, who detailed to CNN what they said were years of consistent abuse from Porter, including incidents of physical violence.

Among the names being circulated by Trump for chief of staff is current Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who also heads the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

A White House speechwriter resigned Friday amid allegations of domestic abuse, the second such departure this week.

Trump himself, a man who once bragged about being able to grab women "by the pussy", has been accused by more than 20 women of sexual misconduct and abuse.

Trump noted that Porter has denied the allegations of domestic abuse leveled by two of his ex-wives.

Mr Trump continued to defend Mr Porter on Friday as criticism mounted of his chief of staff, John Kelly, over his handling of the allegations. "He did a very good job while he was in the White House, and we hope he has a wonderful career", Trump told reporters. Ivanka Trump told the Times that Hicks was a "team player" and "the president has deep respect for her, cares about her greatly, and listens to her".

Corbett alleged that Sorensen had ran over her foot with his auto, extinguished a cigarette on her hand, and threatened her life. But within 24 hours, as images emerged of one of Porter's ex-wives with a black eye and questions were raised about what Chief of Staff John Kelly knew about the allegations and when, Porter resigned.

In the post, Willoughby enumerates the reasons that she stayed with Porter despite the ongoing abuse - the effects on his career, her own flaws in the relationship, his remorse. It's obviously a tough time for him.

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In a meeting on Friday, Kelly encouraged subordinates to spread the word that he'd removed Porter within 40 minutes of receiving evidence on February 6 that the spousal abuse allegations, first reported by the United Kingdom newspaper the Daily Mail, were credible, said a person familiar with the matter.

"He totally denies it", Trump said of Moore, even as other Republican leaders called for Moore to step aside.

Trump said he was sad to learn of the allegations, but added: "As you probably know, he says he's innocent".

Porter, who was seen by many as Kelly's closest aide, cleaned out his desk Thursday.

She also gave the newspaper photos of the injuries to her hand from the cigarette, adding she told the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the incidents when they spoke to her about her husband's security clearance.

Just this month, Trump made the bold and outrageous accusation that Democrats who did not clap and praise the president during his recent State of the Union address are "treasonous." . Sorensen worked for the Council on Environmental Quality, which is part of the Executive Office of the President.

Others compared his defence of Mr Porter to his comments on the Charlottesville riots, where a white supremacist ran over protesters and killed Heather Heyer, saying there were "good people on both sides" of the protests.

But by all accounts the allegations were holding up Mr.


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