Politics Kelly indicated to Trump he was willing to resign: report

01:10  10 february  2018
01:10  10 february  2018 Source:   The Hill

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Chief of staff John Kelly has reportedly indicated to President Trump that he is willing to resign amid the controversy surrounding his handling of the domestic abuse allegations against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter.

Individuals close to Kelly and the president told ABC News that the chief of staff has "made it clear" over the past 24 hours that he would be willing to step down.

The White House, however, said in statement provided to CNN that Kelly has not offered to step down.

"He has not offered to resign," spokesman Hogan Gidley said.

ABC's report came hours after reports that Trump was considering options for replacing Kelly.

Senior White House official to resign following allegations of abuse

  Senior White House official to resign following allegations of abuse West Wing aides spent part of Wednesday morning preparing for the fallout of Rob Porter’s departure.The official, Rob Porter, served as the staff secretary and often controlled the paper flow to President Trump’s desk, along with his daily schedule. Porter also oversaw the White House’s policy implementation process and worked closely with chief of staff John F. Kelly to try to instill discipline to the chaotic West Wing. He often spent hours of the day with Trump and frequently traveled with him on Air Force One.

Will a Democratic Congress impeach him after the midterms? Will Mike Pence and the cabinet invoke the 25th Amendment? According to one of Trump ’s own advisers, Trump wants to resign – he just has hesitations about doing it.

Then came word that Kelly may resign by the end of the week. It’s not yet clear if Trump is trying to soften the ground for booting Kelly out of a job, or if he ’s merely trying to punish Kelly by publicly making him look bad.

Porter resigned Wednesday after it was revealed his two ex-wives had accused him of domestic abuse with photographic evidence.

Kelly has been under fire for his handling of the information and was reportedly aware of the abuse months before it was reported.

He initially defended Porter as a "man of true integrity and honor" after the reports were first published.

He later backtracked, saying he was "shocked" by the allegations after the Intercept shared a photo from one of Porter's ex-wives showing a black eye that Porter allegedly gave her.

"I was shocked by the new allegations released today against Rob Porter," he said in a statement. "There is no place for domestic violence in our society."

The chief of staff was reportedly aware of the abuse months before it was reported, and made the decision to keep Porter on staff, even though the FBI had informed him of the accusations.

Porter operated for months in the White House without a full security clearance because the accusations against him and a protective order from one of his ex-wives prevented him from being granted full clearance.

Kelly also reportedly told White House senior staff to say that he took "immediate and direct action" after learning about the allegations against Porter.

Updated at 4:59 p.m.

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