Trump Still Talks To Rob Porter, Hopes He'll Return To White House


CNN reported Tuesday that Caroline Sunshine, best known for her work on the Disney Channel show "Shake It Up", was hired to work in the White House press office as an assistant.

Trump speaks to Porter over the phone, and their conversations have increased over the past few weeks, people familiar with the calls told the New York Times.

The president has told the advisers he has talked with that he knows he probably can not bring Mr.

Trump has "stayed in touch" with the former White House staff secretary, and has told some of his aides he hopes Porter will return to the West Wing.

The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump "doesn't believe any of these accusations" made by adult film actress Stormy Daniels that she had a one-night affair with the future US leader in 2006 and five years later was threatened to keep quiet about their alleged liaison.

Porter was dating former White House communications director Hope Hicks when the abuse revelations surfaced.

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Daniels sued Trump on March 6, saying he never signed an agreement for her to keep quiet about an "intimate" relationship between them in 2006. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has also been ousted, along with National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster.

Mr. Shah wouldn't say whether the president watched the broadcast. Cohn opposed the tariffs and resigned soon after Trump chose to impose them.

Porter was forced to resign last month after two of his ex-wives came forward with abuse allegations. He said that chief of staff John Kelly and Trump had ignored warnings and a final report about Porter's vulnerability to blackmail.

Trump has told trusted advisers that he understands that he likely can't rehire Porter, as the optics would be disastrous, the sources said.

Officials announced that the White House will partner with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service to place the National Safety Council's "Prescribed to Death" memorial in the Ellipse by the South Lawn from April 12 to 18. By the end of February, more than 30 Trump aides had their security clearances downgraded from top-secret to secret.