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President Trump’s White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned Wednesday following abuse allegations from two ex-wives, but he won’t be leaving the West Wing until a later date.

President Trump’s White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned Wednesday following abuse allegations from two ex-wives, but he won’t be leaving the West Wing until a later date.

Porter’s departure will leave a hole among the tight circle of staff members who see President Trump on a near-daily basis.

Porter is close to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, often traveled with Trump aboard Air Force One and was responsible for handling key documents and briefings that made it into Trump’s hands.

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In a Jan. 18 meeting with top military officials, Trump’s desire was heard as a presidential directive, the Washington Post reported.

President Trump has asked the Pentagon to plan a grand parade of the U.S. armed forces in Washington this year to celebrate military strength, officials said Tuesday.

The Washington Post, which was first to report the plan, said Trump wants an elaborate parade with soldiers marching and tanks rolling, but no date has been selected.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the request Tuesday evening. She said Trump wants the Pentagon to "explore a celebration" that will allow Americans to show appreciation for the military.

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Congress is risking another federal government shutdown as House Republicans on Tuesday approved a temporary bill loaded with extra military spending that will almost certainly face a filibuster from Democrats — and some Republicans — in the Senate.

Neither party appears to want a repeat of last month's three-day shutdown, but President Trump seemed game for closing the government again if he could blame it on Democrats. Funds for federal operations expire Thursday.

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The Republican-led House Intelligence Committee must wait a little longer before hearing from Stephen K. Bannon, the former White House chief strategist. (Feb. 6, 2018)

The Republican-led House Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, must wait a little longer before hearing from Stephen K. Bannon, the former White House chief strategist.

Bannon was expected to testify behind closed doors on Tuesday in response to a subpoena, but he was granted a one-week delay.

That’s around the same time he’s also expected to meet with prosecutors working for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is leading a separate criminal investigation into the Russian meddling and whether anyone in President Trump’s orbit broke the law. 

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President Trump's call in the State of the Union address last week for a new era of bipartisan cooperation seems like a distant memory.

Now, he's calling Democrats "un-American" and perhaps guilty of "treason" for not clapping during that address — part of a larger trend of recent insults and slights as the president turns his ire on the opposition party for failing to go along with his plans.