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Second WH aide resigns over domestic abuse claims

Second WH aide resigns over domestic abuse claims

He is the second administration official to resign this week over domestic abuse allegations, after top White House staffer Rob Porter resigned on Wednesday.

However, although senior White House staff were aware of the domestic abuse allegations by Porter's ex-wives, they did not know the full extent of the claims, senior administration officials said. Some are true and some are false. "He did a very good job when he was in the White House and hopefully he will have a great career ahead of him", Trump said.

In a Saturday Twitter post, the president said, "There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone".

Mr Sorensen has been accused by his former wife of being violent and emotionally abusive, while Mr Porter faces allegations of domestic abuse involving two ex-wives.

"Before we were contacted by the media, we learned last night that there were allegations", said Raj Shah, the White House's principal deputy press secretary.

Speechwriter David Sorensen resigned after Jessica Corbett alleged she was the victim of domestic violence during their two-and-a-half-year marriage. Porter denied the allegations when he resigned from his position on Wednesday and said the two women were involved in a "smear campaign" against him.

His apparent inclination to sympathize with men whose professional lives may be harmed by accusations, rather than with any of the accusers, contrasts with Vice President Mike Pence's strongly worded reaction to the Porter allegations. Ailes denied the allegations.

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But Kelly's hold on his post seemed the shakiest since he took the job in July, in part because several West Wing aides have had their faith shaken by his handling of the Porter accusations.

"What the president is saying when he is talking about due process, he's right in this way, we are a country of laws", Conway said on CNN's "State of the Union".

The president's tweet Saturday came a day after he set off a firestorm when he wished Porter well in his future endeavors and made no mention of his alleged victims.

The latest imbroglios involving White House personnel are taking place during a turbulent cultural conversation about sexual harassment, with powerful people being laid low by allegations that sometimes stretch back decades. Sorensen said he is innocent but was leaving to avoid bringing controversy on the White House.

As you may already know, the man resigned after he was accused of domestic abuse towards both of his former wives. The abuse claims were first reported in a British tabloid The Daily Mail.

Though Lewandowski never made it to Trump's White House, he remained on the Trump campaign for months after the altercation with Fields, and remains close to Trump's inner circle.

Rep. Robin Kelly, a Democrat from IL and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, said the black eye is proof enough of domestic violence.


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