Amid a White House in tumult, Trump defends former aide

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White House officials told the Post they only learned about the allegations against Sorensen Thursday night and immediately confronted.

On Saturday morning, Trump came out for Porter's side again, tweeting about the danger of false allegations. Is there no such thing as Due Process any longer?' Trump tweeted.

Porter had been under fire since Willoughby and Colbie Holderness, another of Porter's exes, shared their stories of domestic abuse and that they'd previously told the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The reports also included a photo showing one of his exes with a black eye.

The latest imbroglios involving White House personnel are taking place during a turbulent cultural conversation about sexual harassment, with powerful people being laid low by allegations that sometimes stretch back decades.

"I don't think it's an issue", Mulvaney continued.

In response, Sorensen said he was considering legal action, but said he quit because he "didn't want the White House to have to deal with this distraction".

As questions continued to swirl over how the two officials were permitted to join the White House staff, Trump has appeared to side with the accused men. He said strongly yesterday that he is innocent, but you will have to talk to him about that'.

Florida Rep. Lois Frankel, chairwoman of the Democratic Women's Working Group, posted on Facebook Friday that the White House staff should be held to the highest ethical standards.

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Since making the ignorant and controversial comment, thousands took to various social media platforms to express their discomfort and anger.

He also included photographs that he said were evidence of injuries she left him with during confrontations.

The White House was forced to quell rumors that Kelly was ready to resign. "Porter's security clearance status and access to classified information", the senators wrote.

This is the disturbing norm for Trump, who has repeatedly defended accused abusers while casting their alleged victims as liars.

The #MeToo hashtag also went viral a year ago as more and more women shared their harassment experiences online. It is obviously a very tough time for him.

According to the Washington Post, Sorensen denies the claims and said he was victimized by his wife.

Trump confidant and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski - who was formerly romantically involved with Hicks - pointed a finger of blame at former Marine corps general Kelly.

Trump was elected promising to bring "the best people" with him to "drain the swamp" in Washington.

Trump has also tapped former Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Carroll to serve as the next drug czar. Kelly told reporters on Friday that he was informed in November that Porter had allegations against him that were delaying his security clearance, but that he did not know the full extent until this week, MSNBC said.