Trump has confidence in Kelly, not seeking replacement

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Counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway said she supported staff secretary Rob Porter's resignation amid allegations of domestic abused against his ex-wives.

Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, center, and White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, right, deplane Air Force One on February 1, 2018.

Kelly reportedly offered his resignation over the matter, amid allegations he knew about Porter's problems but allowed him to keep his White House post - without full Federal Bureau of Investigation security clearance. We heard the Today Show hosts saying it's hard to reconcile the person that came to work every day with the person that we've heard about through these allegations, very similar to the President's response that it's hard to reconcile a man who walked into the White House... with the man who allegedly committed these atrocities. Kelly has told his staff he ordered Porter to be fired 40 minutes after learning of the charges, an assertion that other officials disputed.

National Women's Law Center General Counsel Emily Martin said Trump's reaction to the allegations against Porter speaks to the willingness of many to believe the accused rather than the accusers. Porter "did the right thing by resigning".

Talking to CNN's Jake Tapper, Conway said she had 'no reason not to believe the women'.

Mulvaney pointed out the tweet didn't mention Porter and wondered whether it was referring to Trump's business friend Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas hotel/casino mogul accused of sexual misconduct.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday, posting about recent shakeups at the White House.

Guthrie also said the reckoning happening at workplaces as a result of this kind of behavior is "long overdue".

One of Porter's ex-wives, Colbie Holderness backed up her claims with a photo of a black eye she said Porter gave her. He may not have read underlying reports by the FBI, which investigated Porter's security clearance, or contemporaneous police reports, she said. In a Senate race in Alabama a year ago, who was accused of child molestation. one of Moore's accusers at a rally days before the election. "The chief of staff is doing a really good job, and most importantly I think the President thinks he's doing a great job as well".

Kelly sent a memo to staff late Thursday in which he wrote that "while we are all processing the shocking and troubling allegations made against a former White House staffer, I want you to know that we all take matters of domestic violence very seriously".

Trump has long resisted Kelly's attempt to control him.

He has also publicly defended former Fox News chief Roger Ailes and former Fox host Bill O'Reilly against allegations of sexual harassment, and called Mike Tyson the victim after the former boxer was convicted of rape.

Shah said that Trump was not aware until Tuesday of the accusations against Porter, who was a frequent presence in the Oval Office and helped craft last week's State of the Union address.

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