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Trump defends two staffers who resigned after domestic violence allegations

Trump defends two staffers who resigned after domestic violence allegations

"We certainly wish him well, and it's a tough time for him", Trump said in the Oval Office.

But it was in keeping with the White House's initially defensive reaction to the charges against Mr Porter, a messy trail of conflicting statements that has left the West Wing in turmoil, with angry officials pointing fingers at one another. "And we hope he has a wonderful career", Trump said. You think that maybe someone would have mentioned it to me.

Short acknowledged Sunday that the Porter matter exposed "some lack of communication" within the White House, but he said the well-regarded aide was "out" shortly after officials became aware of the extent of the abuse allegations.

The White House response serves as a high-profile illustration of the obstacles many women face in speaking out about their abuse.

Kelly, meanwhile, said the only other indication he had that something could be wrong came in November, when he got an update on pending background investigations and learned "there was some things that needed to be looked into".

"It so clearly illustrates that even today, in 2018, a lot of people react to these sorts of allegations by assuming that the woman is lying, or by indicating that, in essence, how a man behaves with women is nobody's business, that it's irrelevant", said Emily Martin, National Women's Law Center general counsel and vice president for education and workplace justice.

Sorensen denies his ex-wife's accusations, claiming that she was the abuser.

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Porter's two ex-wives claimed in an interview with CNN's MJ Lee that they experienced years of abuse from Porter, including incidents of physical violence, and said they detailed the allegations to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the agency conducted a routine background check into Porter. If she didn't recuse herself, her bosses John Kelly and President Trump should have ordered her to have no involvement. I frankly wouldn't work there if that were not the case.

The White House was forced to quell rumors that Kelly was ready to resign. Then on Friday, the Washington Post reported that White House speechwriter David Sorensen had resigned after his ex-wife made similar allegations.

Trump did not express sympathy for the two women who this week gave graphic accounts of the verbal and physical abuse they said they suffered while married to Porter, who resigned on Wednesday. Shah also repeatedly declined to get into specifics about how much the White House knew a year ago about the allegations against Porter.

The emerging timeline illustrates the degree to which Porter, a clean-cut and ambitious former Rhodes scholar and Harvard Law School-educated lawyer, concealed troublesome episodes from his past that would normally be considered disqualifying for a senior White House aide.

At a senior staff meeting on Friday, Kelly tried to push his own timeline concerning Porter. "The president and chief of staff have full confidence in his abilities and his performance", said spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.

Trump's administration has been beset by scandal and staff departures.

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