John Allen, a retired four-star Marine Corps general and a close friend of Kelly's, said the political portrayal of Kelly by critics bears little resemblance to the leader he served alongside.
Kelly was initially credited with bringing military-style rigor to the pandemonium that raged in the Trump White House when he took the job last July. He added that Porter "resigns from the White House" but will remain temporarily to guarantee a smooth transition.
The episode is another staffing embarrassment for Trump and may threaten Kelly's standing in the White House. He claimed late Wednesday night that he was "shocked" by the allegations - which the White House had known about generally since late a year ago - and added, "There is no place for domestic violence in our society". His second wife, Jennifer Willoughby, made similar allegations to the Mail, saying she had filed an emergency protective order.
The aide denied any wrongdoing in a statement, calling the allegations "false" after photos of his first wife's bruised face emerged online.
Rob Porter could not get a security clearance because of all of the issues from the domestic violence allegations. Of the five people pictured in it, none are still formally associated with Trump or the White House.
When Trump won, he appointed her "director of strategic communications", a new title for a new kind of president. He served as a clearinghouse for paperwork coming in or out of the Oval Office, and he was an important influence on policy in his own right.
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Part of her fear of coming out also came from inner demons she was forced to struggle with due to harassment, among other issues. She added, "All these efforts of every single one of you, they pile up until there is an explosion".
Shah also noted that President Trump was "saddened" by the matter. A year into the administration, Mr Porter does not hold a security clearance.
Then, when the controversy exploded this week, Kelly's reaction came across as jarring and insufficient, especially at a time when American political and public life is being reshaped by revelations of abuse and sexual harassment. Yet she has never given a TV interview. "I've lost count as to how many Trump appointees have been sidelined due to their past views or conduct".
Porter's background check was ongoing, and he was operating under an interim security clearance, White House spokesman Raj Shah said Thursday.
Shah insisted on Thursday that Kelly and Trump did not become aware of the allegations against Porter until stories about the spousal abuse surfaced this week.
Rob Porter was a squeaky-clean aide who made sure that papers landing on the president's desk were in order.
Porter's former wives recounted physical, verbal and emotional abuse they say he subjected them to during their marriages.
Neither Holderness nor Willoughby could be reached for comment Wednesday. Holderness told the Daily Mail she shared photos of her injuries with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon learning of the allegations, the president was "saddened for all the individuals involved", Shah said.
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"I took the photos given to the media almost 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described", he said.
"I have always put duty to country first and treated others with respect", Porter said in a statement.
Holderness did not respond to attempts to contact her by telephone and email.
Porter denies the accusations and Sarah Sanders said his resignation was a personal choice yesterday, but there has been a lot of commotion about how Chief of Staff John Kelly previously defended Porter and wanted him to stay.
White House Communications Director Hope Hicks' reported boyfriend Rob Porter, 40, is out of a White House job. His influence growing in recent months, Porter was often seen with Trump when the president traveled and as he signed legislation or proclamations.
According to the Post, Hicks was one of several aides who suggested while on Air Force One on the way back to Washington from a trip overseas that Trump be more transparent about the meeting he eldest son conducted.
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