Second WH Aide Quits Over Wife-Beating Allegation — WashPost

Second WH Aide Quits Over Wife-Beating Allegation — WashPost

Second WH Aide Quits Over Wife-Beating Allegation — WashPost

The president tweeted on Saturday that people's "lives were being shattered by a mere allegation". Some are old and some are new.

In his post on Twitter, the president wrote "there is no recovery for someone falsely accused".

"He said very strongly yesterday that he's innocent", Mr Trump added.

You'll notice what - or more accurately who - is not mentioned in Trump quotes and tweet: The alleged victims. Our children must learn a different lesson. White House staff secretary Porter has resigned following allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives.

Porter's departure, along with Kelly under fire, could deprive the West Wing of some of its steadier hands and anxious some staffers that the sense of order that been installed in recent months could evaporate.

Kelly began telling people at the White House on Thursday that he had learned the details of Porter's situation only "40 minutes before he threw him out" two days earlier, before pictures of Porter's bruised ex-wife began circulating.

But Porter denies all of it.

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Porter told him about the possible allegations because he was concerned that what he characterized as false charges from aggrieved women could derail his Federal Bureau of Investigation background check, according to one of the two people briefed on the matter. "I took the photos given to the media almost 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described".

"I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign", he said in a statement.

Hicks is one of the President's longest-serving White House confidantes, lasting through numerous campaign and White House shakeups. Among them was Roy Moore, the former Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, who is accused of molesting teenage girls.

Months before Willoughby spoke to reporters and identified Porter by name, she published a blog post explaining the fear and anxiety she felt about leaving her marriage and going public about the abuse she said she had suffered at the hands of a powerful man who was well-liked and well-respected.

Again, that denial was enough for Trump. "And we hope he has a wonderful career", Trump said in his first comments on the allegations against the onetime rising West Wing star. After Ailes was ousted as chief executive of Fox News in 2016, Trump also questioned the motives of some of Ailes' accusers.

"I found out about it recently and I was surprised by it", the president said.

I think his response was very much like the response of individuals when the Matt Lauer allegations came to light. "And now, all of a sudden, they're saying these terrible things about him", Trump said. And now, all of a sudden, they're saying these frightful things about him.

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Finally, Trump made it very clear where he stands in all of this when he encouraged people to believe in his innocence.

All of this, of course, comes back to Trump.

Trump himself has had to deny accusations from more than a dozen women that he has sexually abused them or behaved inappropriately. He, too, denies the allegations.

"None of this ever took place", he told The New York Times. Hours later, a White House speechwriter also stepped down amid accusations of domestic abuse. The domestic violence allegations became high-profile this week thanks to a Daily Mail report.

Sexual misconduct claims have brought down a growing list of influential men in politics, the media, the entertainment industry and other sectors since the scandal over decades of alleged abuse by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein erupted in October. When then-Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota and then-Rep. I think he's very disturbed by it. At the same time, you have to look at the results.

"The president has shown through words and actions that he doesn't value women". This is the president of the United States.

That represents a sharp break with past practice, in which White House counsels undertook elaborate vetting of senior advisers before they were hired - and looked into any serious allegations that surfaced thereafter. And why what he chooses to say - and not say - is all the more disappointing.

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