White House speechwriter resigns after domestic abuse allegations


Trump tells reporters he was surprised by the abuse allegations and called the news "very sad". The US president's remarks bore a likeness to his defence of sex scandal-hit Senate candidate Roy Moore in 2017. If you look at what's really going on. he totally denies it. "He says it didn't happen". Now he also as you probably know, he says he's innocent.

Until hours before the Harvard graduate left his post, the White House was praising him as an upstanding and integral member of staff.

President Donald Trump on Friday defended former aide Rob Porter, wishing him well in his future endeavors without any mention of the two ex-wives who have accused Porter of physical and emotional abuse.

An FBI background check past year had uncovered the allegations of abuse by Porter, and the agency refused to grant him a permanent security clearance, but he was allowed to remain in his job. "We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today".

Sorensen told the Post he stepped down because he "didn't want the White House to have to deal with this distraction". Sorensen was a former top policy adviser to Maine GOP Gov. Paul LePage. Sorensen resigned Friday over allegations he had been violently and emotionally abusive to his ex-wife during their marriage.

She also gave the newspaper photos of the injuries to her hand from the cigarette, adding she told the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the incidents when they spoke to her about her husband's security clearance. She gave The Post a photo of her hand bearing a scar she said was from the cigarette burn.

The fact that these two men were welcomed to stay in a White House run by Donald Trump should be surprising to no one.

"He worked very hard", the president said in the Oval Office Friday. Meanwhile, questions were swirling about how long his White House colleagues had known about the alleged abuse. They said they wanted to know if Porter was ever denied a security clearance and if he handled classified information with an interim security clearance. He told the Post via text message that he had chose to leave his position because he "didn't want the White House to have to deal with this distraction", and that the administration should instead "be able to focus on continuing President Trump's historic accomplishments for the American People".

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on "State of the Union" later Sunday morning that Kelly, whom he considers a friend, should try to stay out of the press as Porter's story unfolds. He defended him and attacked the women who made the allegations, He said they were complaining and saying terrible things about someone who had helped them.