Is this the end for John Kelly?

Is this the end for John Kelly?

According to The Post's Philip Rucker and Josh Dawsey, Kelly told staff Friday to say that he had chose to fire Porter within 40 minutes of learning that allegations Porter abused two ex-wives were credible.

"In this case, you have contemporaneous police reports, you have women speaking to the Federal Bureau of Investigation under threat of perjury. you have photographs, and when you look at all of that pulled together, Rob Porter did the right thing by resigning", Conway said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

Then, on Saturday, the president tweeted in general comments that didn't specify if he was referring to Porter or to the issue of domestic violence, lamented that lives are being "destroyed by a mere allegation".

White House chief of staff John Kelly knew for months about some claims that Porter physically and emotionally battered two ex-wives, yet didn't conduct an internal investigation into their veracity, sources told CNN. Trump also said he had been "surprised" and "very sad" to learn about the allegations against Porter.

The president has fumed that Kelly was too slow in bringing the allegations against staff secretary Rob Porter to his attention. Porter denied the allegations as "outrageous" and "simply false".

Porter's first wife said he kicked her and posted an image of herself with a black eye, which she says she received from Porter punching her.

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At a senior staff meeting on Friday, Kelly tried to push his own timeline concerning Porter.

"We wish him well", Trump said of his former aide, who was accused of physical and emotional abuse by two ex-wives.

The 11 senators - who sit on the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs, Intelligence, Armed Services, and Judiciary committees - also questioned recent reports that in addition to Porter, there are "multiple aides" who continue to work in the White House despite being denied a security clearance.

Many White House senior staff members remained stunned by the accusations against Porter, a well-liked and seemingly mild-mannered graduate of Harvard and Oxford. "He has said this in the past about incidents that relate to him as well". The President did not express any sympathy for the women Porter allegedly abused, instead focusing on Porter's claim of innocence. "We are a safer, more prosperous nation - that includes all of us, including the nation's women - because of Donald Trump's leadership".

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump would address massive crowds to chants of "lock her up", referencing his political opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Vice President Mike Pence, striking a markedly different tone than Trump, said in an interview Friday on MSNBC that "there's no tolerance in this White House and no place in America for domestic abuse". The president added, "He also, as you probably know, says he is innocent, and I think you have to remember that". He defended him and attacked the women who made the allegations, He said they were complaining and saying disgusting things about someone who had helped them.

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