Second White House official resigns amid domestic violence accusations

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While talking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Kelly commented on the number of people who are protected under Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

- Nanette D. Barragán (@RepBarragan) February 9, 2018Even after photographic evidence of #RobPorter's abuse emerges, @realDonaldTrump says nothing about the women who have been harmed - and stands by his recently resigned staffer. Kelly issued a statement after the allegations were first published by the Daily Mail on Tuesday, vehemently praising Porter as a "man of true integrity and honor". "He is a friend, a confidante, and a trusted professional". She shared photos of herself with a black eye she said was from one of the alleged instances of abuse. In a CNN interview this week, Willoughby said her ex-husband asked her to release a statement to "downplay" the abuse allegations. The New York Times also reported that Kelly told West Wing officials that he was willing to resign.

A second White House staffer has departed the Trump administration in the wake of abuse allegations. Porter denies the claims.

The National Organization for Women slammed Kelly's statements on Porter and called on him to resign as well.

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Kelly told colleagues that he did not have full awareness of the allegations until this week.

Vice President Mike Pence says he, too, was unaware of Rob Porter's background, even though he in charge of the hiring process when the ex-White House staff secretary would have been vetted. Shah also said Kelly was not terminated, and is still chief of staff.

But Kelly, who is said to have done a staff audit when he took the reigns, did not become White House staff in July of 2017, meaning he would not have been part of the team that vetted Porter during the transition.

President Donald Trump has floated several potential replacements for Kelly to aides, sources told ABC.

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One of them, Colbie Holderness, provided pictures of the abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of Porter immediately after they got married.

Mr McGahn knew that the allegations could threaten Mr Porter's security clearance but did not investigate, according to The Washington Post. Kelly also said Trump had since "evolved" on the issue. "He worked very hard". "The thing he would do most frequently", she said, "is throw me down on a bed and he would just put his body weight on me and he'd be yelling at me, but as he was yelling he'd be grinding an elbow or knee into my body to emphasize his anger". But we certainly wish him well.

- Katherine Clark (@RepKClark) February 9, 2018#BREAKING: Trump said he's "very sad" #RobPorter lost his @WhiteHouse job after being accused by TWO of his ex-wives of #DomesticViolence.

'I think the White House has acknowledged that they could have handled it better, ' he said, distancing himself entirely from the scandal.

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