Conway: Trump has 'full confidence' in Kelly

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayIllinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Trump health chief: Officials actively 'working on' ObamaCare replacement plan Campaign aide: Trump asking questions shared by 'millions of Americans' with Epstein conspiracy theory MORE said on Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE has full confidence in chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE amid the fallout from abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter. 

"I spoke with the president last night about this very issue and he wanted me to re-emphasize to everyone, including this morning that he has full confidence in his current chief of staff Gen. John Kelly and that he is not actively searching for replacements," Conway told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week." 

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Porter resigned from his White House post on Wednesday after abuse allegations from his two ex-wives surfaced. Kelly reportedly knew for months that Porter had not obtained a full security clearance due to the allegations.

NBC News reported last week that Trump was considering possible replacements for Kelly amid the fallout. 

The president tweeted Saturday that people's "lives are being shattered ... by a mere allegation."  

"What the president is saying when he is talking about due process, he’s right in this way, we are a country of laws," Conway said on CNN's "State of the Union." "But we as individuals have a duty to assess everybody on a case-by-case basis," she added.

Conway, during the ABC News interview, also defended the president's treatment of women in the White House.

"Why would someone like me and other women work there?" Conway asked. 

"He has many times come to the aid of women privately," she said. "That's the Donald Trump I see and I know."

Luis Sanchez contributed to this report, which was updated at 9:28 a.m.