Donald Trump Lashes Out at #MeToo Movement ... People Deserve Due Process

by Garry Watts February 12, 2018, 0:43
Donald Trump Lashes Out at #MeToo Movement ... People Deserve Due Process

Several senior aides fanned out on the morning talk shows to explain how the White House handled the departure of staff secretary Rob Porter, a rising West Wing star who exited after two ex-wives came forward with allegations of spousal abuse. But the aftershocks of his resignation reverberated amid concerns about his access to classified information.

"He says he's innocent, and I think you have to remember that", Trump said Friday.

Mr Sorensen's position did not require a security clearance and that his background check had not been completed.

Steering the conversation back to the domestic abuse allegations against Porter and Trump's statement, which mentioned neither his former staffer's ex-partners who he allegedly assaulted nor survivors of domestic violence in general.

White House Communications Director Hope Hicks listens during a meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean defectors in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Washington. "He did a very good job while he was in the White House".

"He says it didn't happen", Trump told reporters in November. "He said very strongly yesterday that he's innocent", Trump said. Chiefs of staff are disposable when necessary. But his frustration with Kelly has grown in recent weeks. Kelly explained how Trump may have repeated something Kelly had told him about his own experience and it inadvertently came out sounding different than intended. Hicks continued to see him and did not tell the president.

White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley adamantly denied that Kelly had offered to resign in any way.

Award-winning singer Barbara Streisand wrote: "Donald Trump defends his departed aide who proclaims his "innocence" of domestic violence despite testimony of 2 ex wifes and clear photographic evidence to the contrary".

The White House said Saturday the administration is working with Senate allies on a plan to approve 4 million stalled green card applications while making a path to citizenship for 1.8 million people illegally brought to the children.

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"If John Kelly is covering this up, he needs to be held accountable", Sen.

"I have no reason not to believe the women" who accuse Porter of abuse, Conway said. "Otherwise, he's gone, too".

Both men have denied the accusations. She blasted Trump for not vetting Porter and chief of staff John Kelly for not acting when he learned of the charges against Porter. "The result is that Rob Porter is no longer the staff secretary".

Though the Federal Bureau of Investigation never revoked Porter's security clearance - which it could have - questions were raised about how Porter could be granted access to state secrets with such potentially incriminating blackmail material hanging over his head. In Thursday's briefing, Shah outlined the background check procedure, which is run by the federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies and was still underway for Porter.

The Washington Post first reported the allegations against Sorensen and his resignation.

CNN reported Wednesday that Kelly was aware in the fall of previous year that Porter was having trouble obtaining his security clearance and that his ex-wives claimed he had abused them.

Villa said she threatened to report Lewandowski over the slap, and that he said, "Go ahead, I work in the private sector", and slapped her a second time, harder. "You matter. You are enough".

Kelly said he found out only Tuesday night that the accusations against Porter "were true".

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