White House: John Kelly has not offered resignation

Frederick Owens
February 10, 2018

President Trump says he wishes an aide accused of domestic violence well and hopes he'll have a great career ahead of him. Porter denied the allegations but resigned on Wednesday.

Democrats also have questioned foreign contacts that Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner omitted from this security clearance application and why the former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was allowed access to classified information after learning that he had misled administration officials about the content of conversations with a Russian diplomat.

"It was very said when we heard about it, and certainly he's also very sad", Trump continued.

A White House spokeswoman did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment about the speculation surrounding Mulvaney. "And we hope he has a wonderful career". This is the same White House that slandered a sitting U.S. Congresswoman.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly chats with reporters before a roundtable discussion on the MS-13 gang in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Feb. 6, 2018.

The officials emphasized that they did not consider a resignation imminent, and that Kelly - a retired four-star Marine general who early in his tenure often used a threat of quitting as a way to temper President Donald Trump's behaviour - had made no formal offer.

"Photos of his battered ex-wife are deeply disturbing. And the emerging reports were not reflective of the individual who we had come to know". For example, Trump has already inquired about Mick Mulvane - now in the CFPB - as a new chief of staff to replace Kelly.

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The vice president wasn't able to duck Holt's questioning as easy, however, in his interview NBC host before he departed South Korea.

"I can't say enough good things about him", Kelly wrote. "That being said, I think the White House has acknowledged that they could have handled it better".

"We'll leave those White House staffing matters for when we get back to Washington", he told reporters at the time. He became fully aware about these allegations yesterday. "He did a very good job when he was at the White House".

Until hours before the Harvard graduate left his post, the White House was praising him as an upstanding and integral member of staff. Willoughby had filed a protective order against Porter and described her married life as "walking on eggshells" because of his anger.And an incident in detail from their honeymoon when he "wanted to have sex and kicked" her. "The president and chief of staff have full confidence in his abilities and his performance", said press secretary Sarah Sanders. McGahn's knowledge of the accusations in January was first reported by The Washington Post.

"This is a troubled man with issues that needs help".

Before joining the administration, Porter, a Harvard Law School graduate, spent almost three years as chief of staff to longtime Utah Republican Sen.

Porter had a temporary security clearance at the White House during his year's work.

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