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.
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.
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.
"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.
President Donald Trump dodges reporters' questions about the future of deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Feb. 2. Brand attracted interest because of her potential to assume a key role in the Trump-Russia investigation.
Luck did miss the entire 2017 season, but his absence should not have left that big of a hole in the team. Going back to the Colts is a bit of a logical move for Reich. "I didn't want the explanation".
It will set them back about 90,000 yen ($820), a steep hike when compared to the standard uniform that costs about $100-200. Government education officials are not pleased with the school's change in uniform.
Vice President Pence is leading the USA delegation in Pyeongchang and has said he is open to meeting with North Korean officials. Thursday's parade did include several intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) but was shorter than April's demonstration.
The house voted 240-186 to approve the bill just before dawn, hours after the senate had approved the measure on a 71-28 vote. She said she wanted an assurance from Ryan that he would take up the issue of immigration in the coming weeks.
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.
Australia restrict England to 137-7 in T20
In the match, for England Jos Buttler played as captain where the regular captain Morgan was injured. He scored a 40* against New Zealand and followed it up with an unbeaten 103 against England .
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".
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.
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".
Jittery world stocks clamber off two-month lows
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.
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.