Trump addresses allegations against former WH staff in tweet

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens during a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the White House in Washington. The family real estate company once run by presidential adviser J

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Conway said the president retained full faith in Kelly despite reports that he had offered to resign.

On Sunday, Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway told an ABC program that the president has full confidence in Kelly and he's not actively searching for replacements.

Jennie Willoughby, an ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, fired back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: "We have a Napoleon in the making" MORE and the White House after Trump praised Porter following domestic abuse allegations.

Willoughby mentions that even she fell into the trap of questioning whether Porter had really abused her or not.

Corbett claimed that her ex-husband "ran a vehicle over her foot, put out a cigarette on her hand, threw her into a wall and grasped her menacingly by her hair while they were alone on their boat in remote waters off Maine's coast, an incident she said left her fearing for her life".

She argued that the issue at large was deeper than whether Trump and others believed her or defended Porter.

The week also cast a harsh spotlight on Hope Hicks, the White House communications director, who was dating the staff secretary.

Martin said victims of domestic violence and abuse often hesitate to come forward or to leave their relationships, no matter how toxic, because they worry nobody will believe their accounts, particularly when the balance of power between the abuser and the victim is uneven. "I've rarely met someone so strong". And in doing so, she claimed something flat-out false about Democratic Sen. "Some are true and some are false", Trump posted online. Some are old and some are new. The words "mere allegation" and "falsely accused" meant to imply that I am a liar.

Since early last week, the accusations that Porter battered two ex-wives has rocked the White House, with media outlets revealing that he may have had access to the same classified information as the president and did not have security clearance.

Trump said he found out about the allegations recently, and was "surprised" by them. But their public support for Porter quickly evaporated once a photo surfaced showing one of his ex-wives with a black eye.

Rob Porter "did a great job while he was at the White House".

In a letter on Friday, a group of 12 Democrats demanded to know why the White House hired Porter despite knowing about the allegations and the problems he had getting the security clearance. A number of Trump's top aides were reportedly aware of Porter's behavior.

U.S. President Donald Trump pauses while speaking to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. February 9, 2018. Strangers complimented him to me every time we went out.

Trump's staff deny he is planning to oust White House chief of staff John Kelly.

"I think the president, like the rest of us, were shocked and disturbed by the allegations". And, you know, you have to look at him also.

The scandals follow months of allegations by women of sexual harassment or abuse at the hands of powerful men in entertainment, business and politics. He endorsed the Alabama Republican Roy Moore for Senate in 2017 despite credible statements that the Republican hopeful sexually assaulted underage girls, noting that Moore "denies it".

Shah also conceded the crisis could have been better handled by senior White House officials.

"Those accusers have had their day on your network and elsewhere for a long time".

He has still maintained in spite of DNA evidence that the five are guilty.

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