Trump Defends Accused Domestic Abusers: 'No Recovery for Someone Falsely Accused'

The White House would not say Thursday when Kelly found out about the allegations but said he was'fully aware only on Wednesday

The White House would not say Thursday when Kelly found out about the allegations but said he was'fully aware only on Wednesday

After Staff Secretary Rob Porter was forced out, Trump appeared to defend him by saying Porter had denied the allegations - even as White House Chief of Staff John Kelly acknowledged they were credible.

Despite the allegations, Porter received interim security clearance to act as gatekeeper to President Trump.

He says "some are true and some are false" but says there's "no recovery for someone falsely accused". Some are old and some are new.

Trump told reporters on Friday that Porter's departure was "very sad" and that "he did a very good job while he was in the White House". Porter is said to have abused.

On Friday, a White House speech writer, Paul Sorensen, resigned amid abuse allegations by his former wife.

According to a White House official, Sorensen's job with the Council on Environmental Quality did not require a security clearance, but his background check was ongoing. After photos were published of Porter's first wife, Colbie Holderness, with a black eye that she told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that Porter had given her in 2005, Kelly said he was "shocked" by the "new" allegations.

Another government official resigned this week following abuse allegations made against him. "We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today", Shah said in a statement.

The President himself has also been the subject of allegations of sexual harassment by several women. But that came less than two months after Trump dragged his feet before condemning white supremacists who gathered in Charlottesville for a rally that involved the murder of a counterprotester, infamously said there "were very fine people on both sides".

The Senate's most senior member, Democrat Patrick Leahy of Vermont, also expressed support for victims.

Trump has been less supportive of "due process" in the past. "We don't need to see photos of bruises to know that". I hope people are now seeing & understanding what is going on here.

"And then they write books that are fairly recently released, and they say wonderful things about him". 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.

"Our children must learn a different lesson", she added.

Donald Trump just went on the attack against the #MeToo movement, complaining mere allegations are ruining lives without due process.

Trump defended Porter in the Oval Office on Friday and wished him well while making no mention of the alleged victims.

Reuters has not independently confirmed the allegations against Porter, or against Trump. I'm trying to keep business out of Mexico. "So, I feel very badly".

Curiel was born in Indiana.

The chant stems from questions surrounding Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state. He said he is "pursuing legal options to address her defamation".

It is not the first time Trump has been dismissive of allegations against staff and political allies. "And in this case, those didn't work and we need to find out why", he told Fox News.

Back in 1989, when a group of four black teens and one Latino teen were on trial for the brutal assault and rape of a jogger in Central Park, Trump called for their execution in an ad he spent more than $85,000 to place in four newspapers. The "Central Park Five" later were exonerated by DNA evidence.

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