Trump's confidante finds herself center stage in scandal — Hope Hicks

11 Février, 2018, 18:04 | Auteur: Armand Coulomb
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Certainly not the Mooch. It's almost as if the left's narrative doesn't quite comport.

Both Holderness and Willoughby spoke of how Porter's abuse shattered their confidence and manipulated their emotions, making the women feel powerless.

As for women in power like Sarah Sanders and Kellyanne Conway, they're getting flak for sharing the gender of Porter's accusers. Chief of Staff John Kelly called him "a man of true integrity".

In the days since Willoughby's story became public, comments on social media from abuse survivors tell stories of being afraid to come forward - and not being believed when they do.

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Kelly himself faced criticism for initially defending his aide - only to later shift course after the publication of photos showing one of Porter's ex-wives with a black eye. "Hope is smart, very talented and respected by all". He told the Post that "this incident is an opportunity to highlight the grossly underreported and unacknowledged issue of female-on-male domestic violence". That response, which was partially orchestrated by Hicks, caused outrage among many. "He did a very good job while he was in the White House". Porter has denied the allegations.

On Friday, a second White House staffer, speechwriter David Sorensen, resigned as a result of abuse allegations.

His ex-wives have told CNN they provided descriptions of their marriages to Porter to the FBI, including photographs of the alleged abuse, early last year.

The White House was forced to quell rumors that Kelly was ready to resign. "And we hope he has a wonderful career", Trump said. Sorensen worked for the Council on Environmental Quality, which is part of the Executive Office of the President. As a teen, she modeled for Ralph Lauren.

"Most importantly, the President has deep respect for her, cares about her greatly, and listens to her", Ivanka Trump said Friday, per NYT.

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Trump confidant and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski - who was formerly romantically involved with Hicks - pointed a finger of blame at former Marine corps general Kelly. Trump fired Lewandowski, who at one point was accused of physically pushing a female news reporter.

"The conversation keeps coming back to Mulvaney", the source said, noting that the conversations were "hot" earlier this week at the height of the Porter fiasco, but that they seem to have cooled down - at least for the moment. "'Get the machine!' he'd yell", Lewandowski wrote. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into Kushner's role in the Russia probe.

Lewandowski also described her as having a photographic memory, and others praised her savvy.

"There is no tolerance in this White House and no place in America for domestic abuse", Pence said.

Consider, of all people, Lena Dunham. They either failed to inform themselves or didn't act on what they learned. It said the launch is rescheduled for Tuesday.

Trump has been known to turn to Hicks while he is talking to reporters and ask her which poll showed him with high favorable ratings. She said that on separate occasions her former husband ran a car over her foot, threw her against a wall and extinguished a cigarette on her hand.

'Donald Trump's very active in the #OnlyMe movement'. The threats were personal.

Trump was elected promising to bring "the best people" with him to "drain the swamp" in Washington.

In an interview on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360", Willoughby said she's often asked why she stayed in a relationship with Porter if he was a "monster". Hicks has reportedly been interviewed by Mueller's investigators.

It is unclear how events related to Porter unfolded - or didn't unfold - or who knew what and when.

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