Trump addresses allegations against former WH staff in tweet

US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump

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.

"Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation", Trump tweeted.

This is, remember, something Conway has said before about a colleague who was then swiftly fired.

Sexual misconduct claims have hit a growing list of influential men around the world after.

Either Trump drastically changed his "a beater is always a beater" comments in the past few years, or there's another reason why one "beater" must be eternally damned as a bad man but Porter has a "great career ahead of him".

In 2010, Porter was handed a protection order against him as a result of his wives' allegations.

It was his first tweet on the topic since he lauded his ousted staff secretary, Rob Porter, in brief remarks to reporters in the Oval Office on Friday.

Trump didn't explain how a "mere allegation" could also be "true", or what difference it makes whether the allegations are "old" or "new".

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Amid reports that President Trump was considering getting rid of his chief of staff, Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper to claim otherwise.

President Donald Trump has confidence in John Kelly and is not contemplating firing his chief of staff in the wake of the Robert Porter abuse allegations controversy, multiple White House officials said on Sunday morning.

A ME newspaper, the Portland Press Herald, noted in a May 2017 article on Sorensen's decision to join the Trump administration that the Republican had "a reputation as an aggressive and sometimes combative political operative". And in this case, you have contemporaneous police reports, you have women speaking to the Federal Bureau of Investigation under threat of perjury, you have police reports, you have photographs.

"It's a, obviously, tough time for him".

He denied the allegations and said "she was the one who victimised him", according to the Washington Post. "Forty minutes later he was gone", Kelly said.

"A lot of back and forth going on here, it could be confusing", Scarborough said.

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney - who also denied being considered as a replacement for Kelly - said Trump was naturally inclined to give someone he had worked with "the benefit of the doubt".

Once photos emerged showing Porter's ex-wife with a badly bruised face, Mulvaney said, "he was gone nearly immediately".

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