Trump laments that 'mere allegation' of abuse can destroy lives

Trump laments that 'mere allegation' of abuse can destroy lives

Trump laments that 'mere allegation' of abuse can destroy lives

David Sorensen, a speechwriter who worked at the Council on Environmental Quality, resigned after being confronted by White House officials, spokesman Raj Shah said.

"I was appalled when I learned of the allegations against Rob Porter", Pence said in an NBC interview Friday from South Korea, where he was attending the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Porter denied the allegations as "outrageous" and "simply false".

Sorensen told the Post he stepped down because he "didn't want the White House to have to deal with this distraction".

"It's beyond disbelief", one former White House official told Vanity Fair. Sorensen was a former top policy adviser to Maine GOP Gov. Paul LePage.

Sorensen's ex-wife Jessica Corbett told The Washington Post that while they were married, he ran a auto over her foot, extinguished a cigarette on her hand, threw her into a wall and grabbed her by her hair, but that she did not report the incidents due to her then-husband's connections to law enforcement. She also provided the Post with text messages and emails in which Sorensen berated her and showed the newspaper a photo of a scar from the alleged cigarette burn. "Porter despite the fact he could not get a security clearance and that you were aware of the specific domestic violence allegations made against him".

Corbett told the Post in response to Sorensen's allegations that her violence didn't not go beyond slapping him, adding that several of the incidents involved alcohol and that she slapped him multiple times after he called her a vulgar term.

Well, since McEnany brought it up, when Savannah Guthrie first broke the news of Lauer's firing and reacted to the complaint against him, in addition to talking about Lauer she also said she's heartbroken "for the fearless colleague who came forward to tell her story and any other women who have their own stories to tell".

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Porter's abrupt departure has raised questions about how long it took Trump's team to act on the accusations.

The White House declined to comment Wednesday when asked about Kelly's knowledge of the allegations against Porter.

Kelly himself faced criticism for initially defending his aide - only to later shift course after the publication of photos showing one of Porter's ex-wives with a black eye.

The White House response serves as a high-profile illustration of the obstacles many women face in speaking out about their abuse. "Does Trump ever believe what women say?" "But in talking to the president I think he's saddened about what happened with Rob". He later added that "it was very sad when we heard about it".

"Everyone loved him. People commented all the time how lucky I was. He did a very good job when he was in the White House and hopefully he will have a great career ahead of him", Trump said.

The president's praise for Porter's job performance drew a rebuke from former Vice President Joe Biden. "Is there any other crime - and it's a crime -where there would be an explanation that the reason why we shouldn't pay attention to the transgression is because they're good at something?"

The president also said: "Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Domestic violence is abhorrent and has no place in our society".

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