John Kelly faces pressure over the handling of Rob Porter’s allegations

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John Kelly sends E-Mail to the WH staff over Rob Porter

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White house chief of staff John Kelly is confronted, remain in control of his handling of domestic violence allegations against a former senior aide.

A GOP source told Fox News that President Trump, the former chief of staff Reince Priebus about Kelly’s voice, in the midst of the controversy.

The exact nature of the call is unclear. A source told Fox News that it was “very likely” that Trump called to Express his frustration with Kelly. The New York Times, which first reported on the call reports that Kelly is “in trouble” and that Trump has asked the consultant, what do you think the budget chief Mick Mulvaney as a replacement.

But a source with knowledge of the Priebus call, said that, while she spoke, Trump Priebus complain about his current chief of staff.

While you are seen as the Person most responsible for the imposition of order in a once-free-running West Wing, Kelly shares took a hit this week after his handling of abuse allegations against then-staff Secretary Rob Porter.

Photos have surfaced showing Rob Porter’s ex-wife Colbie Holderness with a black eye.

(Colbie Holderness)

At first, Kelly Porter, a man of true integrity and honor called “.”

But within 24 hours, when the pictures were taken from one of Porter’s ex-wives with a black eye, and there are questions about what Kelly knew about the allegations and when were entered into, and Porter.

Porter has vehemently denied the accusations, calling the criticism a “smear campaign.”

White House spokesman Raj Shah, said that Kelly was “aware” on Wednesday of the accusations that Porter had abused his two ex-wives and beat Kelly had not seen the now public images of the ex-wife Colbie Holderness with an apparent black eye until this week.

“I’m not going to get into the specifics, perhaps the most well-known pieces of information. … We all were aware of the reports of the news, said Wednesday morning and the graphic images,” Shah.


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Kelly also sent an E-Mail to staff in the White house, is clear that the White house had a clear attitude towards domestic violence.

“While we all end up the processing of the shocking and disturbing allegations against a former White House staffer, I want you to know that we all matters of domestic violence very seriously. Domestic violence is abhorrent and has no place in our society,” Kelly wrote in the letter obtained by Fox News.

Trump was asked about the Porter case on Friday and told reporters: “it was very sad when we heard of it.” He added that Porter said he was innocent, said: “we are absolutely wish him all the best.”


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“It is a difficult time for him,” Trump said.

Holderness told Fox News on Thursday that she got the black eye during a hotel fight room, if you and Porter were on vacation in Florence, Italy. Further, Holderness said she told her story to the FBI on Jan. 24, 2017, when she was interviewed as part of the Porter’s security clearance investigation.

For Kelly, the dispute came just days after he sparked outrage from illegal immigration activists and democratic lawmakers for musing about why some illegal immigrants eligible for protection under Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program had not logged in. He quipped that some of you have to commit afraid to, and others can be seen as a “too lazy to get off their Asses.”

By Friday, the leaks of the anonymous criticism of Kelly, the media, in a flood.

The Times reported that Kelly had known about the allegations against Porter since the fall into sin. Anonymous White house sources, said The hill, and that Kelly had suffered a severe blow on his Stand, speculation about his future.

“We see this as a turning point, if he is fired,” a source said to The hill, to attack Kelly as a “tone-deaf and politically clumsy.”

Vanity Fair reported that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner had discussion of possible replacement already. The outlet also reported that the former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski had as a trump card and urged him to fire Kelly.

But Lewandowski Fox News’ Shannon Bream said: “I did not speak to the President at all this week and so these stories are simply false.”

However, he said the could have the White house “, deals with this much better.”

“I think there should be a duty to be accountable,” he said.

Democrats, who already have a dislike for Kelly with the opening to hammer him.

A Virginia Democrat tweeted on Thursday: “John Kelly in the White house tolerates domestic violence.”

John Kelly knew for months about a very credible allegations against Porter, including a restraining order.

As part of its continued protection Porter a catastrophic judgement error, not rectified, even after it was open to the public.

John Kelly in the White house tolerates domestic violence.

— REP Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) 8. February 2018

However, there is skepticism seems to be in some White house circles, Kelly could be the latest in a series of ousters in the White house. Axios reported that Kelly shift the ambivalence of the job in the first place Trump thinks.

“Trump is not going to fire him,” a source close to the President, the outlet said. “And Trump the stomach power to do what he usually does when he’s sick? He generally makes your life miserable, publicly humiliates. But now he is not against someone, and would like to go.”

Fox News’ John Roberts contributed to this report.

Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.

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