Febrero 24, 2018

White House speechwriter resigns after domestic abuse allegations

11 Febrero 2018, 06:35 | Crisanna Felipe

Bloomberg via Getty Images Donald Trump has called for'due process to take place after two members of staff were accused of domestic abuse

Bloomberg via Getty Images                   Donald Trump has called for'due process to take place after two members of staff were accused of domestic abuse

"Frankly, the last thing you can afford to do as chief of staff to the president is become the headline rather than the person working in the background", said Leon Panetta, a White House chief of staff in the Clinton administration who also knows Kelly well. In comments to reporters at the White House on Friday, Kelly said he had not offered to resign. "Porter despite the fact he could not get a security clearance and that you were aware of the specific domestic violence allegations made against him".

Kelly has indicated he would step aside if he lost the faith of the president. "Now, he also says he's innocent, and I think you have to remember that ... but we absolutely wish him well".

This comes after the former Celebrity Apprentice star addressed White House aid Rob Porter's departure.

"What the president is saying when he is talking about due process, he's right in this way, we are a country of laws", Conway said on CNN's "State of the Union". "And we hope he has a wonderful career", Mr Trump said. We certainly wish him well.

The president, meanwhile, has vociferously denied charges from more than a dozen women that he is guilty of sexual harassment or abuse.

White House speechwriter David Sorensen resigned Friday following domestic abuse allegations, a senior White House official told ABC News.

Sorensen resigned on Friday after his former wife claimed that he was violent and emotionally abusive during their marriage.

If defeating Democrats can justify supporting Roy Moore, then why is Porter a bridge too far?

The president tweeted on Saturday that people's "lives were being shattered by a mere allegation". McGahn opted at that time to let the FBI complete its investigation into any incidents. First and foremost: Will anyone believe them? "But I definitely want him in the White House and the position he is in". Which means what he says about allegations of sexual assault and domestic abuse matter much, much more. We don't expect saints to work in the White House, do we?

Multiple sources told ABC News that senior members of Trump's administration knew for months that there was a personal issue haunting Porter. But it wasn't until those allegations went public that any action was taken.

The announcement came as part of a slew of promotions announced by the White House Wednesday evening.

Kelly has said he found out only Tuesday night that the accusations against Porter were true and he was gone immediately. The staff secretary resigned later Wednesday. Some staffers who were at the meeting left feeling that Kelly had effectively asked them to lie on his behalf.

But there was no sign that a move was imminent, according to the people with knowledge of the conversations.

It is why Kelly has to go, before he does more damage to his fine reputation than he has already done. He is the walking talking embodiment of it, ' one comment read.

"The perception of Kelly as above politics has been critical to his success in the West Wing". "Campaigning to governing are two different things and this president has been very, very flexible in terms of what is within the realm of the possible". He has floated names like Mick Mulvaney, the current Office of Management and Budget director, as well as top economic adviser Gary Cohn, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, and Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, The New York Times and ABC News reported. The friend added that Porter remained an "even-keeled professional". It is alleged that the former White House staff secretary gave one former wife a black eye while another filed a restraining order.

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