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Second White House aide resigns over domestic violence allegations

12 February 2018

Porter resigned on Wednesday after two former wives said he abused them. The ex-wife of speechwriter David Sorensen said he ran over her foot with a auto and put out a cigarette on her hand.

Sorensen resignation from his post comes just a few days after staff secretary Rob Porter stepped down amid abuse allegations made against him by his two ex-wives. Porter has denied their accusations. The accusations began to become known to some in the White House when Porter's White House security clearance was delayed, seemingly resulting from the accounts of abuse from his ex-wives.

"There's a lot of good things that have been happening since the chief is there". Short described Trump as "saddened", "disturbed", and "disappointed" by the Porter situation, and he said that the president believes Porter's resignation was the right move. The president - who has also been buffeted by claims of sexual misconduct - asked: "Is there no such thing as due process?" He defended the speed at which Porter was dispatched from the White House, claiming that as soon as it was proven that Rob Porter was wrong and "not telling the truth, when the photos came out on Wednesday, he was gone nearly immediately".

The loudest among those calls is Rep. Sean Maloney, who held the same position as Porter under former President Bill Clinton.

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

"As chief of staff Kelly has said himself, as the president has stated, they both plan on being here for the long haul and doing it together", she added. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's former campaign manager, has been accused ofsexual assaultand was charged with battery after attacking a female reporter.

Axios said Porter has claimed he "never misrepresented anything" to White House chief of staff John Kelly, who vouched for Porter in a statement after news of the allegations broke.

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

Short then emphasized that as soon as Chief of Staff General John Kelly learned the full extent of the allegations, Porter was off the job job within 24 hours.

Meanwhile, many on Twitter circulated an old Trump tweet where he had said "a beater is always a beater", while commenting on the relationship between Rihanna and Chris Brown.

"Once you see the allegations as put forth ... it was very clear that Rob resigned very swiftly and was out of the White House the very next day".

Second White House aide resigns over domestic violence allegations