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Why the Porter resignation is being treated as a big scandal

Why the Porter resignation is being treated as a big scandal

Later on Friday, the White House said a second Trump administration official had resigned over allegations of domestic abuse.

Porter denied the accusations, but one of his ex-wives, Colbie Holderness, provided The Intercept with a photo of herself with a black eye that she asserted was at the hands of Porter.

Porter, whose title was staff secretary, controlled material coming to the president and was frequently at Trump's side.

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short also said Kelly is doing an "outstanding job" in his role.

Then in November, Porter informed Chief of Staff John Kelly that his ex-wives had made accusations that Porter denies. "They are not true.' As soon as Rob Porter was proven wrong, he was not telling the truth, when the photos came out Wednesday, he was gone nearly immediately".

"In talking with the President, I think he's saddened about what happened with Rob", Short told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

Sorensen denied the claims and, instead, said he was victim of Corbett's abuse, which he said included fights and punching, according to The Post.

Chief of Staff John Kelly has offered to step down amid the scandals.

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

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He called upon the government to drop the idea at once and said his party would appr-oach the court to stop initiative, if necessary.

"I think that talk about the chief's departure is much ado about nothing", he said on "Fox News Sunday". "Some are true and some are false", he wrote.

He was granted interim clearance when he joined the White House in January 2017. Is there no such thing as Due Process any longer?' Trump tweeted.

But Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat who held the same White House job as Porter under former president Bill Clinton, said on ABC that there was "no way" Kelly did not know about the allegations long ago and that Porter should never have been cleared to handle top-secret documents.

"We're not afraid of transparency", he said.

Trump has said nearly nothing previously about the #MeToo movement, which has led to a re-examination of power dynamics and expectations for men and women in the workplace. The words "mere allegation" and "falsely accused" meant to imply that I am a liar. Rob Porter has refuted these allegations, saying, "These outrageous allegations are simply false".

Once again, Trump managed to jump to the glowing defense of an individual accused of reprehensible actions, lamenting that Porter was going through a very tough time. She said Sunday she believed Kelly "became fully aware when the rest of us did" regarding the Porter allegations, referring to when the articles detailing the allegations were published.

Despite that, he does not intend to resign and President Trump is standing behind him. "But it was very sad when we heard about it, and certainly he's also very sad now".

People familiar with the matter told CNN Friday that the President was dismayed by the handling of the abuse allegations against Porter, with whom Hicks is romantically involved.