ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 12, 2018
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(White House: Cecilia Vega) The impact on & reaction from the White House to the resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter for domestic abuse allegations made by two ex-wives examined; President Trump's tweet & the "Time" magazine response from ex-wife Jennie Willoughby quoted. [TRUMP - speaks about infrastructure.] [TRUMP - wishes Porter well & he says he is innocent.] [Deputy White House press secretary Hogan GIDLEY - says the president opposes abuse against women.] [In response to Vega's question, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says she is relaying his message.] Trump's past support of those accused noted. [July 2016, TRUMP - defends Roger Ailes.] [April 2017, TRUMP - defends Bill O'Reilly.] The issue of White House staffers working with only temporary security clearance & Sanders' blaming of the media discussed.
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