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His West Wing rattled, Trump casts doubt on aide's exit

11 February 2018

By the time the president was fully briefed of the claims against Porter on Wednesday, the once-rising White House star had already resigned, according to the official.

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

Corbett released a statement on Medium saying she stands by her allegations, saying her story is "messy, humiliating and tragic, but it's my truth". Ailes denied the allegations. He alleged she hit him with a flurry of punches on three occasions in a single day because he had asked if she would mind if he went to the gym before breakfast. If the guy is someone you know, she says, call him on his behavior: "It doesn't have to be vicious". The five teens were convicted thanks to a confession they said was coerced by officers violently interrogating them while they were deprived of food and sleep.

The latest imbroglios involving White House personnel are taking place during a turbulent cultural conversation about sexual harassment, with powerful people being laid low by allegations that sometimes stretch back decades.

Many White House senior staff members remained stunned by the accusations against Porter, a well-liked and seemingly mild-mannered graduate of Harvard and Oxford.

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Mr. Trump's tweet also echoed his response a year ago to allegations that Roy S. Moore, the Republican candidate for the Senate seat in Alabama, had molested underage girls.

On Saturday, Trump weighed in on the two staffers who resigned.

Kelly has come under intense scrutiny over what he knew or didn't know about Porter, and how he responded.

Allegations of physical and emotional abuse levied by ex-wives prompted the departures of the two officials this week. But he also acknowledged that the photo of Holderness with a black eye prompted the administration to act.

The White House's stumbling response to this week's allegations against Porter again have plunged the West Wing into chaos.

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"I think it's fair to say that we all could have done better over the last few hours, or last few days in dealing with this situation", White House spokesman Raj Shah said Thursday.

Kelly later said in a statement he was shocked by "new" allegations against Porter, stressing that domestic violence is unacceptable. McGahn told Kelly, as CBS News' Arden Farhi has reported, that Porter's ex-wives were saying things about Porter but Porter was denying the claims.

Kayleigh McEnany, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, delivered a firm denouncement of domestic violence on Saturday as the White House faces criticism over its handling of abuse allegations against a former aide. The other says Porter grabbed her in a fit of rage and pulled her out of the shower.

ABC News and the New York Times reported that Kelly indicated to Trump a willingness to resign over his handing of the incident. "I'm going to keep standing with them, and trusting them, even if the President won't", the Washington senator tweeted, along with a subtweet of Trump's original message. And we hope he has a wonderful career and he will have a great career ahead of him.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was singled out for criticism.

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His West Wing rattled, Trump casts doubt on aide's exit