Trump's White House stands firm against winds of change

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Trump, in a pointed response to the uproar over charges of domestic violence by two top aides, cautioned on Saturday that lives can be shattered by a "mere allegation" and asked whatever happened to "due process?" The tweet did not mention any specific people or allegations.

Two senior officials said Kelly instructed them during a meeting to say he worked to get rid of Porter in under 40 minutes after determining the abuse claims by two ex-wives were credible, according to The Washington Post.

Friday a second White House aide, speechwriter David Sorensen, resigned after a former wife she he abused her during their marriages.

John Kelly and Rob Porter.

Maloney spoke with News 12 about why he says the Porter problem affects everyone, including his constituents in the Hudson Valley.

Both of Mr. Porter's ex-wives, Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness, said their respective divorces were caused by consistent domestic abuse.

"He says he's innocent, and I think you have to remember that". Found out about it recently, and I was surprised by it. ... "We are a safer, more prosperous nation - that includes all of us, including the nation's women - because of Donald Trump's leadership".

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"I was horrified and I was also very shocked. Find another scapegoat. You might want to look at the last president", she said.

"We don't tolerate it at all", Mulvaney said Sunday, amid criticism that President Trump didn't clearly say his administration has no tolerance for such behavior. So you'll have to talk to him about that. "And there can be no tolerance for violence against women and we have to be absolutely clear about that". Sorensen and Corbet reportedly married for over two years. In Porter's telling, he had not misrepresented anything about his past, and was initially told to "stay and fight" even after the Daily Mail published an initial story about his alleged domestic abuse. The file never went to McGahn personally, but it may have gone to another attorney in the White House counsel's office.

Porter was sacked after news reports late Tuesday and Wednesday in which Porter's two ex-wives made domestic violence allegations against him, with one story including a picture of one of the wives with a black eye.

"He has full confidence in his current chief of staff, General John Kelly", she said.

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.

Trump also told reporters on Friday that Porter's departure was "very sad" and that "he did a very good job while he was in the White House", but he did not express sympathy for the women Porter allegedly abused, instead focusing on Porter's claim of innocence.

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