You Do Uterus: Domestic abuse is still as prevalent as ever

Postado Fevereiro 15, 2018

One week into a scandal involving a now-former staffer who is accused of abusing his two ex-wives, President Donald Trump finally condemned such actions on Wednesday.

"I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind everyone knows that and it nearly wouldn't even have to be said", Trump told reporters at the White House.

"Everybody knows" his position, Trump said, but "now you hear it".

Porter resigned last week after allegations that he had abused his two ex-wives were reported by The Daily Mail.

That account by FBI Director Christopher Wray challenges the White House assertion that Rob Porter's background "investigation was ongoing" and officials first learned the extent of accusations against him only last week, just before he abruptly resigned.

White House officials originally suggested they didn't know about the allegations until shortly before Porter resigned, claiming the Federal Bureau of Investigation had not finished its background report on him.

According to reports from CNN and NBC News, more than 100 White House staffers were working without full security clearances as of November.

The White House is arguing that there is a security clearance backlog because they are a new administration. He did a very good job while he was in the White House.

Wray is declining to elaborate on what information was passed on to the White House.

According to the CNN report, among those officials who have yet to receive clearance are Trump daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

One source tells Sherman that the fight over Kelly's tenure in the White House has descended into a "death match" between different factions vying for influence in the Trump White House.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her deputy, Raj Shah, also do not have permanent security clearances, but had been operating on interim clearances.

Gowdy also notably received the support of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who said Wednesday that the White House "has work to do" to fix the vetting process and that the White House should "absolutely" condemn domestic violence. They had to tell the chief of staff at minimum.

Porter's resignation and the White House's handling of the situation shook the administration at the highest level.

When it comes to grading the President Trump's performance, Card praised what the President has done on the economy, tax reform and reducing regulations.

The president's initial comments about Porter fall in line with Trump's past reflexes to defend many powerful men accused of sexual misconduct, such as former Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore.