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President Calls For “Due Process” After Former Staffers Accused Of Domestic Violence

Both White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter and speech writer David Sorensen resigned last week, after their ex-wives accused them of domestic violence. Multiple reports indicate that senior aides, including Chief of Staff John Kelly, knew about the accusations against Porter for months and did not act on them, although Kelly says he only recently learned these details. 
Over the weekend, seemingly in response, President Donald Trump tweeted, “Peoples [sic] lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation.... There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”
Jim Braude was joined by former chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party, Jennifer Nassour, and Diane Hessan, the founder and chair of C Space, who has kept tabs on the opinions of Trump and Clinton voters for the past two years, to discuss.


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