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Trump aide to leave White House after abuse allegations

10 February 2018

Kelly imposed a strict system of information flow to the President, elevating the importance of Porter's task in managing the documents, news clippings and briefing books that entered the Oval Office.

On Tuesday Mr Kelly defended his colleague, calling him "a man of true integrity and honour. I am proud to serve alongside him", Kelly said in a statement.

Porter has denied the allegations against him saying, in a statement that, "These outrageous allegations are simply false". Porter continued in his high-level job while his bosses waited for the conclusion of the staff secretary's security clearance investigation, the people said.

"The vetting process often does take into account "he said, she said" [issues]", Fleischer said.

Porter was unusually visible - in part because of his role in Trump's frequent signing-ceremony photo opportunities.

"I was shocked by the new allegations released today against Rob Porter". The aide's application for a permanent clearance had been held up while the FBI investigated the abuse allegation. "Resources are available here at the White House for anyone who is seeking counseling", he said in the email, which he sent at 8:44 p.m. "I told him I'm going to tell them the truth", she said.

Porter's first wife, Colbie Holderness, told the DailyMail.com that Porter choked and punched her during the five years they were husband and wife.

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Porter resigned Wednesday after his two ex-wives detailed allegations of domestic violence to the Daily Mail, which also published a restraining order filed in 2010 and a photograph of the abuse.

Porter operated with an interim security clearance at the time of his resignation Wednesday.

Trump, who was upset by the allegations against a top aide, retains confidence in Kelly and other high-ranking officials, Shah said. Kelly himself faced criticism for initially defending his aide - only to later shift course after the publication of photos showing one of Porter's ex-wives with a black eye.

"I don't think it would have happened in the Bush White House".

Questions in particular have emerged about chief of staff John Kelly's handling of the affair. That contradicts Kelly's account that he was not "fully aware" of the abuse until this week.

Kelly tried to push his own timeline in brief comments to The Associated Press and several other news outlets, repeating a narrative he had presented Friday at a senior staff meeting that contradicts accounts provided by multiple White House officials. Trump denies all the accusations and the White House's official position is that all the women who have accused Trump of misconduct are lying. Trump has chafed at the restricted access, as have some of his regular contacts who no longer enjoyed unfettered access to the President. Mike Lee (R-UT) (R) as they return to the White House December 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. Willoughby appeared on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 on February 8 and said of her ex-husband "I don't think he's changed" and had a terrifying prediction for Hicks. President Donald Trump learned of the claims this week, CNN reported.

Trump aide to leave White House after abuse allegations