Conway Defends Trump Response To Abuse Allegations Against Ex-Aide

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

Some commentators objected to his reference to due process, for example pointing to his promotion of a conspiracy theory about former President Barack Obama's nationality.

Debby Tucker, president of the board of directors for the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, said women are far more likely to be accused of fabricating stories than men.

"You have to look at the result here, Rob Porter's gone from one of the top aides to Donald Trump, our president, to no longer working" at the White House, she said.

An FBI background check previous year had uncovered the allegations of abuse by Porter, and the agency refused to grant him a permanent security clearance, but he was allowed to remain in his job.

Trump vented in a tweet that appeared to take aim at the rising #MeToo movement about sexual abuse and echoed his own denials of sexual impropriety in the face of accusations from more than a dozen women.

Sorensen resigned this week after being accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife.

"Everyone loved him. People commented all the time how lucky I was".

The president closed by reiterating that Porter "did a very good job when he was at the White House". "And we hope he has a wonderful career", Trump said. In that time, Porter's stock in the White House continued to rise.

Conway, however, said Trump is "very disturbed" by Porter's alleged behavior, a remark that White House legislative affairs director Marc Short echoed on Sunday.

Porter has also denied the allegations, calling them "simply false".

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Conway herself said Sunday that she was "horrified" and "very shocked" by the allegations, adding that she has "no reason not to believe the women".

But he was supportive of his former staff secretary.

"The general is there to put in policies and processes and procedures".

Trump has previously defended or sympathized with other men who were accused of abuse, including conservative media titan Roger Ailes and Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. But now Kelly is the White House chief of staff. Senior White House officials, including Kelly, Joe Hagin, deputy chief of staff, and McGahn received word from the bureau that the allegations were credible and that Porter was not likely to pass his background check.

That represents a sharp break with past practice, in which White House counsels undertook elaborate vetting of senior advisers before they were hired - and looked into any serious allegations that surfaced thereafter. He told the Post that Corbett was abusive toward him.

In reality, he has struggled to hire high-caliber staff, with many experienced Washington operatives keeping their distance.

"There is no tolerance in the White House, no place in America for domestic abuse", Pence said.

Until hours before the Harvard graduate left his post, the White House was praising him as an upstanding and integral member of staff.

Come Thursday, White House spokesman Raj Shah admitted the White House could have done a better job of dealing with the situation. "The president and chief of staff have full confidence in his abilities and his performance", said spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.

In his statement, Sorensen that "I was the victim of repeated physical violence during our marriage, not her".

In June 2016, Trump faced widespread backlash for alleging that US District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was then overseeing a lawsuit against Trump University, had "an inherent conflict of interest" due to his Mexican heritage and calling for his recusal in the case.