Trump speechwriter resigns after abuse allegations

White House speechwriter David Sorensen resigned Friday following domestic abuse allegations, a senior White House official confirmed to ABC News.

The scandal involving White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter's sudden resignation over domestic abuse allegations is only worsening. Kelly made it clear to Trump on Friday he would resign if that's what the President wanted, though there was little to indicate the President is prepared to immediately dismiss him.

Rumors have begun swirling around the fate of John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, who has found himself at the center of a firestorm in recent days amid allegations that a top Trump administration staffer had abused his ex-wives.

Trump did not express any sympathy for the two women who this week provided graphic accounts of the verbal and physical abuse they said they suffered while married to Porter.

However, Sorensen denied the allegations, saying that he was the "abuse victim in the relationship". "But you know this was a Rob Porter that I and many others have dealt with, that Sarah (Sanders) had dealt with, that other officials, including the chief of staff had dealt with".

The comments were apparently irksome enough to Trump that he tweeted out a contradiction: "The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it".

The president closed by reiterating that Porter "did a very good job when he was at the White House".

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However, Flynn is not the only person to end up working inside the White House with a security clearance despite previous issues in government only to have that clearance revoked.

At first, White House officials rallied around Porter, who described the allegations as false and "vile claims".

Trump did not say anything about the women, and he did not condemn domestic abuse in the brief remarks that came in response to a request for his reaction to the revelations about Porter. "And we hope he has a wonderful career".

Chief of Staff John Kelly was aware of the allegations and also praised Porter's conduct in the White House, maintaining that "every individual deserves the right to defend their reputation".

"He totally denies it.He says it didn't happen". Law enforcement officials said the FBI does not make any security clearance determinations or recommendations, but rather provides a report at the end of an investigation to the hiring agency, which makes the decision.

"We certainly wish him well, and it's a tough time for him", Trump said in the Oval Office. He later added that "it was very sad when we heard about it".

What the president is trying to say is that there were very fine people on both sides of that vase that went into Rob Porter's ex-wife's face. "I don't think Bill would do anything wrong".

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