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12 February, 2018, 01:45
Trump vented in a tweet that appeared to take aim at the rising #MeToo movement about sexual abuse and echoed his own denials of sexual impropriety in the face of accusations from more than a dozen women.
Several of President Donald Trump's senior advisers fanned out on the Sunday morning talk shows to defend the response and seemingly to soften some of the president's comments.
Porter's two ex-wives claimed in an interview with CNN's MJ Lee that they experienced years of abuse from Porter, including incidents of physical violence, and said they detailed the allegations to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the agency conducted a routine background check into Porter.
That stands in contrast to a Trump tweet the day before in which he lamented that people's lives were being ruined by "a mere allegation".
The White House chief of staff, John F Kelly, and the press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, staunchly defended Porter initially.
Conway also said that Trump had "come to the aid of many women privately". In a statement released Wednesday evening, Kelly said he was "shocked" by the "new allegations" against Porter. Porter denies the accusations. Some staffers who were at the meeting left feeling that Kelly had effectively asked them to lie on his behalf. On Friday night, another senior West Wing staffer, speechwriter David Sorensen, also resigned, following allegations that he had physically assaulted and terrorised his ex-wife.
At the very least, helping draft Kelly's statement demonstrates Hicks is unethical, if also not an enabler of an accused wife-beater.
Conway, however, said Trump is "very disturbed" by Porter's alleged behavior, a remark that White House legislative affairs director Marc Short echoed on Sunday.
"As you probably know, he says he's innocent, and I think you have to remember that". Public pressure is one thing, but the White House has often proven itself to be impervious to it, through any number of highly controversial episodes that might have torn apart a previous administration.
Kelly, meanwhile, said the only other indication he had that something could be wrong came in November, when he got an update on pending background investigations and learned "there was some things that needed to be looked into".
In June 2016, Trump faced widespread backlash for alleging that US District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was then overseeing a lawsuit against Trump University, had "an inherent conflict of interest" due to his Mexican heritage and calling for his recusal in the case.
Trump confidant and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski - who was formerly romantically involved with Hicks - pointed a finger of blame at former Marine corps general Kelly.
Trump on Friday offered praise for Porter.
"The result is that, one week ago, Rob Porter was a top aide to President Trump, and today he is out of the White House", she said. Porter said he would be resigning from his role at the White House shortly after and has called the allegations "outrageous" and "simply false". He defended him and attacked the women who made the allegations, He said they were complaining and saying terrible things about someone who had helped them.
Gabriel is still in office in a caretaker capacity while the proposed coalition deal is put to a referendum of SPD members. A party meeting in January narrowly approved talks with Merkel's Christian Democratic-led bloc, laying bare the divisions.
That compares with December's figures of a 56,200-person labour force, with 48,500 people working and 7,700 looking for work. The unemployment rate in Kitchener-Waterloo fell to 5.1 per cent, but only because of 2,600 drop in the local labour force.
Most major USA airlines , however, don't allow rodents on flights over concerns about health and safety. "I was emotional. She says an airline representative suggested flushing Pebbles down an airport toilet, a step that Spirit denies .
The flashing warning signs left investors with little option but to seek traditional refuges such as gold and the dollar. Shares are taking a beating in Asia after the biggest drop in the Dow Jones industrial average in six and a half years.
ESPN reported Wednesday that Bob LaMonte has dropped McDaniels as a client in the wake of what he called "professional suicide". Although McDaniels never signed his contract with Indianapolis , his stint was even shorter than Belichick's Jets tenure.
About two hours later, New Horizons later broke the record again with images of Kuiper Belt objects 2012 HZ84 and 2012 HE85. Its four predecessors did not send back images because their cameras were shut down before they got that far away.
Former U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo finished with 1.4 percent of the vote on the third and final ballot. The remaining 2.6 percent represents other constituents, such as board members, life members and fan representatives.
"Our new route marks the culmination of the extensive investment in high-speed rail on both sides of the Channel". A new rail service is set to whiz passengers from London direct to Europe's own Sin City: Amsterdam.
For the week, the Dow Jones reported a loss of -5.20%, the S&P 500 was down -5.16% and the Nasdaq Composite returned -5.15%. Consumer discretionary stocks slipped 0.8 per cent, with Canada Goose down 4.5 per cent and Dollarama off 3.25 per cent.
Ohio Officers Killed Responding to 911; Suspect Held
No additional information about the suspect or the incident to which police responded were immediately available. Morelli had served on the force for 29 years, while Joering had been with Westerville police for 16 years.
Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fighter
The country's military has struck 12 Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria in what it described as "large-scale" attacks. Israel said several of the sites it targeted on Saturday "are part of Iran's military establishment in Syria".
Winter weather advisory issued for Wyandotte County
Lower-end snow ratios are often found in situations where temperatures are marginal for snow either aloft or near the surface. A Storm Team 12 Weather Alert will continue through the rest of Saturday as snow continues to fall in the state.
Why you should totally wait to buy Apple's new HomePod
Commands such as "Hey Siri, what's the weather like in New York City?" and "Hey Siri, play Kanye West" work without a hitch. Indeed, Google is reaching out to the same audience of people who have a discerning ear for music as Apple is with HomePod.
Twin bombing in Benghazi kills two
Following last months bombing in Benghazi, video footage emerged of 10 blindfolded men being executed at the site of the attack . The country has been since split between rival governments in the east and the west, each backed by an array of militias.
LL Bean ends no questions asked return policy
The company, based in Freeport, Maine, joins a list of other retailers that have been tightened return policies. Zaleski said. "The satisfaction guarantee and the intent of the guarantee is very much still intact".
Jammu: Terrorists attack in Army Camp
In view of the fidayeen attack, authorities have closed all schools within five kilometers radius of the army camp. In 2006, terrorists carried out a suicide attack at the camp in which 12 soldiers were martyred.