Politics Trump questions lack of 'due process' after two aides resign over past allegations

19:07  10 february  2018
19:07  10 february  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Humane Society board members resign over CEO

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President Trump on Saturday raised questions about a lack of due process after two White House aides resigned this week following allegations of past domestic abuse. "Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation .

President Trump on Saturday raised questions about a lack of due process after two White House aides resigned this week following allegations of past domestic abuse.

In this Jan. 20, 2017, photo, White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, center, hands President Donald Trump a confirmation order for James Mattis as defense secretary in the Oval Office. © Evan Vucci In this Jan. 20, 2017, photo, White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, center, hands President Donald Trump a confirmation order for James Mattis as defense secretary in the Oval Office. President Trump on Saturday raised questions about a lack of due process after two White House aides resigned this week following allegations of past domestic abuse.

"Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new," Trump tweeted.

"There is no recovery for someone falsely accused — life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?"

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.

President Trump on Saturday raised questions about a lack of due process after two White House aides resigned this week following allegations of past domestic abuse. “Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation .

President Trump on Saturday raised questions about a lack of due process after two White House aides resigned this week following allegations of Most of the cases that have been well publicized and resulted in career loss over the past year or so have seemed pretty valid (with Al Franken's a

Trump's comments come after former White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned Wednesday after his two ex-wives came forward with allegations that he abused them physically and emotionally during their marriages.

The president on Friday praised Porter, saying he hopes Porter has a "great career ahead of him." He also said Porter did a "very good job" during his time in the White House and highlighted that Porter "says he's innocent."

The Washington Post reported Friday that White House speechwriter David Sorensen had also resigned after his former wife said he was violent and emotionally abusive during their marriage. Sorensen denied the allegations, saying he was the abuse victim.

"Before we were contacted by the media, we learned last night that there were allegations. We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today," White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said in a statement.

Calls mount from Dems to give platform to Trump accusers .
Eying big gains in November's midterms, House Democrats say they'd like to give a national platform to President Trump's sexual harassment accusers if they win back the lower chamber.More than a dozen women have charged the president with sexual harassment abuses dating back decades -- claims Trump has fervently denied. But as the #MeToo movement continues to sweep the country -- toppling titans of business, Hollywood, the media and a h andful of lawmakers on Capitol Hill -- a growing number of Democrats think Congress should lend a voice to Trump's accusers if their party controls the House next year."I think it would be most appropriate," said Rep.

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