Second White House Official Resigns Over Abuse Claims

The White House would not say Thursday when Kelly found out about the allegations but said he was'fully aware only on Wednesday

The White House would not say Thursday when Kelly found out about the allegations but said he was'fully aware only on Wednesday

"He said very strongly yesterday that he's innocent", "We absolutely wish him well", Trump said.

"It should be able to focus on continuing President Trump's historic accomplishments for the American People", he said in the text message, the paper reported". A photo also circulated of one of his accusers with a black eye that Porter allegedly gave her.

Another government official resigned this week following abuse allegations made against him.

Amid continuing fallout from the Rob Porter scandal, Donald Trump has come to the defense of longtime confidante and White House communications director Hope Hicks, despite reports that the president was growing frustrated with her role in the situation. "He did a very good job while he was in the White House". First and foremost: Will anyone believe them? Both men deny the allegations against them. She had already been talking to the Federal Bureau of Investigation since last fall about her ex's abuse. It's obviously a very tough time for him. The threats were personal. "She was with the campaign from the beginning, and I could not ask for anything more".

Trump has said nearly nothing previously about the "me too" movement, which has led to a re-examination of power dynamics and expectations for men and women in the workplace. "And so I kept my mouth shut and stayed".

"And then they write books that are fairly recently released, and they say wonderful things about him". Willoughby also told Cooper that Porter was intelligent and could be kind, but he was also "deeply troubled and angry and violent".

"Everything I told you is 100 percent true and that is why he had to resign today", she told the paper.

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White House counsel Don McGahn is also facing questions about whether he should have informed more members of the staff sooner about the domestic-abuse allegations, or implemented a more thorough vetting process, in line with the actions of previous administrations.

"That dynamic leaves many simply unwilling to consider the possibility that he has engaged in acts of violence, and when people aren't willing to imagine that, the easiest thing to do is disbelieve the woman making these allegations", Martin said. He said he is "pursuing legal options to address her defamation".

It was not immediately clear the accusations to which Trump was referring, but it came on the heels of the resignations of two White House aides, staff secretary Rob Porter and speechwriter David Sorensen, over domestic abuse allegations against them. Kelly, meanwhile, was Porter's loudest defender, including in the first hours after the graphic photos of alleged abuse emerged. "It's even worse when the victim is made to stand alone". "In this case, the president has denied any of these allegations".

"Women's lives are upended every day by sexual violence and harassment. 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 fact, I was the victim of repeated physical violence during our marriage, not her." .

Huckabee noted that Trump has denied the women's allegations, that any incidents took place a long time ago and that voters settled the discussion when they elected Trump.

Trump confidant and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski - who was formerly romantically involved with Hicks - pointed a finger of blame at former Marine corps general Kelly.

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