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Trump defends two staffers who resigned after domestic violence allegations

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly walks with White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter to depart with U.S. President Donald Trump aboard the Marine One helicopter from the White House in Washington Trump defends two staffers who resigned after domestic violence allegations
Lora Ball | 12 February, 2018, 01:43

The reports of John Kelly's handling of the case of the now former White House staff secretary Rob Porter raise a question: What does Kelly, President Trump's chief of staff, see when he looks at the people around him? It's all she has left. We found out about it recently.... Porter's efforts to do so had included accusing his ex-wives of taking part in "a coördinated smear campaign". Holderness released photos of her face with a dark bruise around her eye.

Porter told him about the possible allegations because he was concerned that what he characterized as false charges from aggrieved women who were out to destroy him could derail his Federal Bureau of Investigation background check, according to one of the two people briefed on the matter.

Trump has stood by other individuals in politics facing other allegations before.

Corbett claimed the White House staffer was violent and emotionally abusive during their two-and-half-year marriage, allegations that Sorensen has vehemently denied.

"While we are all processing the shocking and troubling allegations made against a former White House staffer, I want you to know that we all take matters of domestic violence very seriously". The abuse claims were first reported in a British tabloid, The Daily Mail.

In a separate interview on "This Week", Stephanopoulos asked former New Jersey Governor and ABC News contributor Chris Christie if Trump needs a new chief of staff.

Some complained that Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, who learned in January 2017 that Porter was concerned about potentially damaging accusations from two ex-wives, had not been forthcoming enough about what he knew.

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Porter's first wife claims she was choked and punched by Porter with the abuse starting shortly after their 2003 wedding. The speechwriter, David Sorensen , denies that he physically abused his ex-wife and says she physically abused him.

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"What that clearly says to me is that the president is one of those people who either automatically disbelieves women and believes men, or arguably even worse, believes the woman who makes the allegations but thinks that should not be a barrier to her abuser's success", said Martin.

"The Trump Administration continues to ignore opportunities to take a public stance against domestic violence, " the group posted.

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 United States 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. Blackmail by a foreign government was one such reason, and the allegations of abuse leveled against Mr. "We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today", said Shah.

"Does John Kelly have to go?"

Vice President Mike Pence, who is attending the Olympics in South Korea, tried to distance himself from the issue, but also stressed in an NBC interview that "there is no tolerance in this White House , no place in America for domestic abuse". Conway said people "should look at the result of how this (was) handled".

"That's like saying that axe murderer out there, he's a great painter", said former Vice President Joe Biden.

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