2nd White House Aide Resigns After Accusations of Domestic Abuse

Rob Porter and White House chief of staff John Kelly

"There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone", Trump tweeted.

The president tweeted, "Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation". "Some are true and some are false".

Noting Trump wished Porter luck and said he did a good job, Biden said, "That's like saying, 'That ax murderer out there, he's a great painter.' " Biden explained that sexual misconduct should not be explained away by the abilities or skills someone has.

"This continual idea that we're going to paint the president as a racist because we'd rather not talk about policy", the former adviser said, but Cooper cut him off.

Former staff secretary Rob Porter and former White House speechwriter David Sorensen both left the administration this week, following reports detailing allegations of domestic abuse against the two men from their former wives.

Trump's comments set off a firestorm at a time of national conversation about the mistreatment of women.

Two White House staff members resigned this week over reports of domestic abuse. Trump didn't mention the ex-wives or their allegations against Porter.

"Before we were contacted by the media, we learned last night that there were allegations", said Raj Shah, principal deputy secretary.

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Kelly was brought into the West Wing to bring calm to Trump's tumultuous operation but recently has created some of his own chaos, rattling aides and lawmakers with inflammatory remarks and political missteps. But Trump has not always been concerned about making sure that people accused of wrongdoing get a fair hearing.

Communications Director Hope Hicks, who was dating the staff secretary, helped draft the original statements defending him, according to three current and former White House officials.

In a column for the Hollywood Reporter, Wolff wrote: "With Melania a nonpresence, the staff referred to Ivanka as the "real wife" and Hicks as the "real daughter".

Colbie Holderness, who was married to Porter from 2003 to 2008, has provided photos to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and news outlets of a black eye she says he gave her. Jennifer Willoughby, Porter's wife from 2009 to 2013, provided a copy of a 2010 protective order she filed against him.

Instead, the White House released a statement from Kelly praising Porter's character. When asked if Kelly has expressed interest in offering his resignation, Gidley said "Not to my knowledge, no".

The White House was also put on the defensive about Porter's interim security clearance, fielding questions about how someone could handle some of the nation's most sensitive documents while potentially being ripe for blackmail.

Last month, Kelly ran afoul of President Trump when in a closed-door Congressional Hispanic Caucus meeting, and then later in an interview on Fox News, he said the president's views on the border wall had "evolved". "In fact, I was the victim of repeated physical violence during our marriage, not her", the Post reported.

She said Puzder "assaulted and battered me by striking me violently about the face, chest, back, shoulders, and neck, without provocation or cause", and leaving "bruises and contusions to the chest, back, shoulders, and neck" and "two ruptured discs and two bulging discs".

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