White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told a small group of reporters, including NBC News, Friday that he had "absolutely nothing to even consider resigning" his post over— even after weeks of speculation about his job security stemming from questions about how he, and the administration overall, handled security clearances for dozens of its top staff.
Trump may figure that he can't win by reminding people of his own connection to sexual violence.
President Donald Trump spoke out against domestic violence Wednesday, over a week after White House aide Rob Porter resigned from his post over abuse allegations.
President Trump spoke out against domestic violence a week after White House aide Rob Porter resigned over abuse allegations.
Experts say that under the typical process, White House counsel Don McGahn would have been alerted early in the process about problems with Rob Porter.
Here are four reasons why this story has had a longer shelf life than the others.
The White House's explanation of how allegations of domestic abuse against a top aide failed to significantly affect his security clearance evolved again Tuesday.
Chris Wray, testifying before the Senate, said the FBI had finished its background investigation long before Rob Porter was fired as staff secretary.
FBI Director Chris Wray, testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, contradicted the White House's account of former Staff Secretary Rob Porter's background investigation, revealing the bureau had finished its report long before Porter was fired over allegations of domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse often starts subtly and victims frequently stay with their abusers because they've invested so much in the relationship, experts say.