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>> It was very sad when we heard about it.>> White House advisors on Sunday squashed rumors that President Donald Trump was planning to replace Chief of Staff John Kelly over his handling of the domestic abuse allegations against an aide who resigned last week. On ABC's This Week, Senior Trump Advisor Kellyanne Conway said President Trump, quote, has full confidence in his current Chief of Staff, General John Kelly, and he's not actively searching for replacements.
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>> Was completely reasonable and normal.>> Budget Director Mick Mulvaney also silenced the speculations, saying on Fox News Sunday that talk of a Kelly ouster is, quote, much ado about nothing. And White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short said on NBC's Meet the Press that Kelly has not offered to resign and was doing a, quote outstanding job.
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>> But I got to tell you,>> Kelly has been taking heat, after White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned, following accusations of domestic abuse by two former wives. According to media reports, Kelly learned about the allegations in November. Porter was only able to secure an interim security clearance while the FBI continued to investigate the abuse claims.
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Two days after Porter's resignation, White House speech writer David Sorenson also called it quits amid domestic violence allegations by his ex-wife. Porter and Sorensen have both denied the accusations.>> Says he's innocent, and I think you have to remember that he.>> Trump has repeatedly defended Porter, and on Saturday, without mentioning any names, Trump said in a Tweet, quote, people's lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation.
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Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new.