Porter, 40, who coordinated the flow of documents to President Trump in the Oval Office, had been under fire since Willoughby and Colbie Holderness, another of Porter's ex-wives, publicly shared their stories of domestic abuse.
Porter denied the allegations in a statement Sanders read to reporters Wednesday.
Porter is reportedly dating White House Communications Director Hope Hicks. "His pathetic defense of staff secretary Rob Porter reveals his true nature - an enabler of sexual abusers, a betrayer of trust and an avoider of responsibility". Cunningham, according to the email, said "that was good", she was "not obligated" to speak with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and that they should "bury the past".
Porter was unusually visible - in part because of his role in Trump's frequent signing-ceremony photo opportunities.
Shah would not specify how much the White House was aware of regarding the allegations against Porter over the past year during the news briefing. Last month, Cummings and other House Democrats wrote to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, asking for information related to the staff's interim security clearance process and expressing concern about President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. Media has indicated that Kelly is the "adult" in a White House of non-professionals. "I think he did a very good job, and I wish him the very best".
In the complaint, Willoughby said Porter punched in a glass door while she was locked inside the apartment, but left after he heard she was on the phone with police.
Porter denied the allegations but resigned abruptly.
Shah says Trump was surprised, saddened and disheartened by the news reports and images. Only after the Daily Mail and the Interceptpublished a photograph of one of Porter's ex-wives with a bruised eye, which she said was the result of Porter punching her, did Kelly and others in the West Wing stop defending their former colleague.
Porter has called the accusations "outrageous" and "simply false". Sean Spicer filled in the gaps but was on his way out by the time Scaramucci imploded, leaving Hicks - a member of Team Trump since the earliest days of the 2016 campaign - the impossible task of managing the messaging of this White House. We saw it with the upwards of a dozen women who say Trump harassed them, or worse.
Porter, a Rhodes scholar and Harvard-educated lawyer, worked closely with Chief of Staff Kelly in deciding which articles and policy proposals were given to Trump for his review.
It has also emerged that Mr Porter had not yet received full White House security clearance, despite working for the president over the course of a year. He nearly always accompanied the president when he traveled, and frequently could be seen near Trump as he boarded Marine One and Air Force One.
In the emotional interview on Thursday night, Willoughby also said her ex-husband asked her to "downplay" her account in an April 2017 blog post titled "Why I stayed". As an assistant to the president, Porter was paid the top White House staff salary of $179,000.
Will be interesting to see how Hardy wraps his tongue round this "protector" when the movie is released in October. Details on the plot have been scarce, and we don't know how the movie will exist inside its own universe.
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A human rights group gathering information on the Syrian civil war says the area where the clash occurred has oil fields. Asked whether the USA military was stumbling into Syria's broader conflict, Mattis said: "No".
Banks in the USA and Great Britain have also joined the Bitcoin boycott, fearing the digital money's value will continue to drop. Bitcoin represented 35.4% of the total cryptocurrency, market with a market capitalization of $126.22 billion.
Randall Margraves returned to Judge Janice Cunningham's courtroom hours after the incident after spending time in a holding cell. Who would put their selves through this if it didn't happen? She said yes, and Margraves then called Nassar a "son of a b***h".
Payton was selected with the 10th overall pick in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. The Suns traded Eric Bledsoe to Milwaukee midseason and virtually only had Tyler Ulis as a point guard on the roster.
Users on Twitter - mostly left-leaning individuals - didn't take too kindly to Ryan's tweet, which has since been deleted. Ryan tweeted about the GOP tax overhaul and within no time, faced a huge backlash on Twitter.
Mrs Merkel's new coalition government will increase spending on pensions, schools and the country's internet infrastructure. The yes-or-no referendum will be held by postal ballot, with the result expected to be announced around March 4.
In 2016, Nasheed also sought political asylum in the United Kingdom after travelling there on medical leave from prison. The Supreme Court ruled that the political leaders' guilty verdicts had been politically influenced.
Lawyers representing Assange argued the warrant should be scrapped because he is no longer wanted for questioning in Sweden . Mr Assange was interviewed in November 2016 at the Ecuadorian embassy and the interview was relayed to Swedish prosecutors.
They should peak sometime around late summer, but that will probably be followed by a quick slide back to near current prices. Here's the U.S.'s short but epic journey from a grateful importer of OPEC oil to a promising global energy exporter.
Shortly after the missile was sacked , forces then began demolishing the building with a bulldozer, reported Palestinian media. Ynet added that Israeli forces also arrested several Palestinians who have been accused of helping Jarrar hide.
School Police Chief Steve Zipperman during a press briefing at the scene. "I think he will do fine", Strumwasser said. On Friday morning, anxious parents accompanied their children to the school as classes resumed. "I wanted to cry".
News outlet AS claims big names such as Spain worldwide Isco , 25, will be axed in order to usher in a new era of Galaticos. There are many games. "I am happy you asked me so I can answer this". "These questions are common".
In a letter to shareholders , Twitter indicated that improving its adtech stack will continue to be a focus throughout 2018. This is thanks to much higher ad engagement rates which were up 75% year-on-year while cost per engagement dropped 42%.
A united front could be helpful in competing with the other ubiquitous digital helpers of today - Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. It also plans to offer more bundled deals for Nest and Google home devices, and may integrate Google accounts into the Nest app.
The 300 or so Americans account for about 1 percent of the estimated 30,000 foreign fighters who joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria . According to the Western contractors, the drawdown began last week and a number of US troops have left bases on daily flights.
Notifications on PS4 will be sent to the child during gameplay so that he or she knows when they should save and quit. The second tab, PS Plus , only lists games you've acquired through the monthly PlayStation Plus offerings.
This year's Call of Duty installment will be handled by Treyarch and not so surprisingly, this has led to rumors of Black Ops 4 . Moreover, the upcoming game will reportedly be a full-featured version with DLC support, HD Rumble, and motion controls.
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New Zealand were second in the series standings before Hamilton with one tournament success in Cape Town after three legs. William Ambaka's try stretched Kenya's lead to 33-14 and they safely held on despite conceding a late try .
Russian Federation was the worst offender, the newspaper reported, with 60 medals won by athletes with suspicious test results. It will be the first time the Koreas will compete together at an Olympic event.