Democrats Send Letter Probing White House Over Rob Porter Resignation, Security Clearance

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Trump tweeted in an apparent response to reactions to his comments Friday about the resignation of a top White House aide, Rob Porter, after his two ex-wives said he abused them.

Trump tweets that people's "lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation". Some are true and some are false. He did a good job while he was in the White House, ' Trump said, before wishing him a 'wonderful career'.

"There is no recovery for someone falsely accused", Mr Trump tweeted.

Amid continuing fallout from the Rob Porter scandal, Donald Trump has come to the defense of longtime confidante and White House communications director Hope Hicks, despite reports that the President was growing frustrated with her role in the situation.

"In fact, I was the victim of repeated physical violence during our marriage, not her." .

Shah says Sorensen denies the allegations, which were first reported by The Washington Post.

"That dynamic leaves many simply unwilling to consider the possibility that he has engaged in acts of violence, and when people aren't willing to imagine that, the easiest thing to do is disbelieve the woman making these allegations", Martin said. Trump has also denied the allegations.

Sorensen's resignation came as the Post was reporting a story on Corbett's claims, which included that he ran a vehicle over her foot, rubbed a burning cigarette on her hand and threw her into a wall.

"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".

Porter, whose title was staff secretary, controlled material coming to the president and was frequently at Trump's side.

"I found out about it recently and I was surprised by it", the president said.

Others slammed him for also being accused of sexual harassment by no less than 19 women.

Though Lewandowski never made it to Trump's White House, he remained on the Trump campaign for months after the altercation with Fields, and remains close to Trump's inner circle.

The FBI initiates a background check, but the White House Office of Presidential Personnel must sign off on clearances for the process to move forward; if they fail to do so, the staffer in question is stuck with an interim clearance.

According to police report, Bannon's ex-wife said he injured her neck and wrist during a fight over money and smashed her phone when she tried to call police.

"When I return to Washington, D.C., I'm going to look into the matter, and I'll share my counsel with the president directly", Pence added.

In November, Trump also cautioned against rushing to judgment toward Roy Moore, the then-candidate for the Senate in Alabama who had been accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulting another teenager.



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