Top Trump aide quits after battery of allegations Feb 09, 2018 0 584 12345 AFPWASHINGTONWHITE House staff secretary Rob Porter -- a near-constant fixture at President Donald Trump's side -- has resigned from his post, after two ex-wives publicly accused him of domestic abuse.The White House said Porter denied the allegations and retains the confidence of Trump and his chief of staff John Kelly, but would be leaving his post at an undetermined time.His resignation comes after reports in the Daily Mail and The Intercept, in which Porter's ex-wives Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby documented alleged physical and psychological abuse.A pair of photos showed Holderness with a badly bruised eye, which she claimed was the result of being punched by Porter.The Intercept reported that the FBI became aware of the allegations when conducting background checks for Porter's security clearance.Kelly in a statement said he was"shocked"by the allegations, saying"there is no place for domestic violence in our society.""I stand by my previous comments of the Rob Porter that I have come to know since becoming Chief of Staff, and believe every individual deserves the right to defend their reputation,"he said."I accepted his resignation earlier today, and will ensure a swift and orderly transition,", Kelly added. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Rio's carnival gets underway with dancing -- and politics Feb 09, 2018 0 338 Bipartisan agreement could still face blowback in the House Feb 09, 2018 0 205 Cuba grants visa to senior US diplomat to lead Havana embassy Feb 09, 2018 0 236 Russia meddled in US election: George W Bush REUTERS ABU DHABI Former US president George W Bush accused Russia on Thursday of meddling in the US 2016 presidential election, calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a"brilliant tactician". Bush, interviewed on .. Canadian PM reiterates on NAFTA: no deal 'better'than bad deal AFP CHICAGO CANADA'S Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated on Wednesday during a US visit that he is willing to walk away from the North American Free Trade Agreement if renegotiation fails to produce a deal he can .. Canadian sub makes first trip to Asia-Pacific in 50 years OTTAWA A Canadian submarine has crossed the Pacific to patrol off the Asian coast for the first time in nearly 50 years, the navy said on Thursday, amid heightened tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons .. Venezuela presidential vote set for April 22 CARACAS Venezuela's electoral council has set April 22 as the date for a controversial presidential election, which the opposition accuses President Nicolas Maduro of using to engineer a second term for himself. ..