President Trump stated Wednesday that he’s “totally opposed” to domestic violence, within the wake of allegations of spousal abuse through a former aide.
“I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind. Everyone knows that, and it almost wouldn’t even have to be said,” Mr. Trump informed newshounds on the White House.
The president added with obvious impatience towards the media, “So now you hear it, but you all know.”
His feedback, after days of silence, got here as a best House Republican introduced an investigation Wednesday into how the White House allowed presidential aide Rob Porter to paintings with transient safety clearance whilst being accused of domestic violence.
White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly got here beneath expanding criticism for his position within the scandal.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina despatched a letter to Mr. Kelly not easy data at the White House security-clearance procedure and whether or not the foundations had been adopted in Mr. Porter’s case.
“The committee is investigating the policies and procedures by which interim security clearances are investigated and adjudicated within the executive branch, and the extent to which any security clearance issued to Porter comported with those policies and process,” Mr. Gowdy wrote.
The probe used to be introduced at some point after FBI Director Christopher A. Wray contradicted the White House’s explanations for its dealing with of Mr. Porter, the previous White House body of workers secretary who has been accused of bodily and verbally abusing his two-ex better halves. Mr. Porter, who denies the allegations, resigned final week.