Hicks, who is rumored to be dating Porter, recused herself from "some matters" related to the scandal, according to Shah. "Those statements reflected the Rob Porter we knew". Porter has denied their allegations.
Kelly's memo comes after Rob Porterannounced plans to resign amid allegations that he verbally and physically abused his two ex-wives.
Porter's defenders say Kelly didn't know the full details because Porter's background check was never completed.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo
Rather amusingly, the firmware version is G955XXU1CRAP, although we're glad to say that Android Oreo is far from being crap . It goes without saying that the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge will eventually receive an official update to Oreo .
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There's also hints that the sinister purple man himself - season one's immensely terrifying villain Kilgrave - will be returning. Alongside the cool trailer, the streaming giant treats fans to a new poster of the sophomore season of the Marvel series.
The White House has come under fire for releasing statements praising Porter's character before the allegations came out.
Senior staff at the White House apply for five-year clearances, and the process can be lengthy - some current officials are still waiting, aides said.
Despite his resignation, Porter hit back at the accusations. Several news agencies have reported that he is now romantically linked with another close Trump family friend, White House Communications Director Hope Hicks.
"I did talk to the president earlier today and he said he was saddened by the reports", Shah said-"by the information he saw, and by the images he saw".
"He was surprised. He, like many us, did not see that in Rob Porter", Shah said.
"I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign", he added. She said Porter kicked her during their honeymoon and, during a 2005 vacation in Italy, punched her in the face.
In the emotional interview on Thursday night, Willoughby also said her ex-husband asked her to "downplay" her account in an April 2017 blog post titled "Why I stayed".
Putin, Erdogan Discuss Military Coordination In Syria
A stronghold of Islamic State militants until late a year ago , the province also was the group's main source of oil revenue. On Jan. 20, Turkey launched " Operation Olive Branch " to clear YPG militants from Afrin in northwestern Syria.
Ever heard of "Cheddar Man?" Here's a look at him, reconstructed
To be able to completely reconstruct what Cheddar man looked like in so much detail from such a small amount of DNA is incredible. Britain's oldest complete skeleton, known as Cheddar Man , was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough's Cave in Somerset.
Lewandowski keen on Real Madrid switch
Sooner or later, PSG will win the Champions League ", Xavi said. "There was no luck in the draw", Xavi said in a statement. It now remains to be seen if Real Madrid reciprocate and launch an assault for Lewandowski , or if they look elsewhere.
Lenovo recalls ThinkPad laptops due to fire hazard
If affected, people are asked to immediately stop using the laptop and to then locate a repair center for inspection and fixes. The laptop would have a manufacture date between December 2017 and October 2017 and the machine type 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3 or 20K4.
U.S. delays ICBM test until after 2018 Winter Olympics
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Wade gets Miami homecoming as Cavs clean house
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Spice Girls are heading off on a WORLD TOUR!
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