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Trump laments that 'mere allegation' can destroy lives

Trump laments that 'mere allegation' can destroy lives Trump laments that 'mere allegation' can destroy lives
Kristine Garrett | 11 February, 2018, 15:06

White House officials said they learned about Corbett's allegations - she had confided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation last fall - Thursday night and immediately confronted Sorensen, before the Post inquired about them. But that account was contradicted by public statements Kelly made at the time, and the fact that Porter was still at the White House two days later.

"Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation", Mr Trump wrote. "But we absolutely wish him well".

When asked about Porter's resignation, Trump heaped praise on the former aide saying he "worked very hard" and "we wish him well".

The episode has also cast a shadow over communications director Hope Hicks, the longtime Trump aide who was dating Porter when the allegations emerged. "The president and chief of staff have full confidence in his abilities and his performance", said spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.

"He is a good person".

The White House's stumbling response to this week's allegations against Porter again have plunged the West Wing into chaos. "And now, all of a sudden, they're saying these frightful things about him", Trump said.

"It's obviously a tough time for him". "It was very sad when we heard about it, and certainly he's also very sad".

At a senior staff meeting on Friday, Kelly tried to push his own timeline concerning Porter.

"He says he's innocent, and I think you have to remember that", said Trump.

President Trump, as has been very clearly noted over the past day, didn't say a word about the women speaking out against Porter, and according to one report, has questioned their credibility in private.

Wallace said Trump was running the White House "like a freak show" in January after comments surfaced that he reportedly called Haiti and African nations "shithole countries".

The president, meanwhile, has vociferously denied charges from more than a dozen women that he is guilty of sexual harassment or abuse.

The president's rejection of the Democratic memo was in contrast to his enthusiastic embrace of releasing the Republican document, which accuses the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department of abusing their surveillance powers in obtaining a secret warrant to monitor former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page.

As a candidate, Trump acknowledged that he had made lewd comments about grabbing women's crotches after The Post reported on a recording of Trump joking about doing so. Corbett said the worst she did to him was slap him. Trump denied making any such assaults and dismissed the recording as "locker room" talk.

Kelly has said he found out only Tuesday night that the accusations against Porter were true and he was gone immediately.

"It so clearly illustrates that even today, in 2018, a lot of people react to these sorts of allegations by assuming that the woman is lying, or by indicating that, in essence, how a man behaves with women is nobody's business, that it's irrelevant", said Emily Martin, National Women's Law Center general counsel and vice president for education and workplace justice.

An FBI background check past 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.

They also raised questions about how seriously the president takes allegations of domestic abuse.

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