White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigns amid domestic abuse accusations

White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigns amid domestic abuse accusations

White House staff secretary Rob Porter - a near-constant fixture at President Donald Trump's side - has resigned from his post, after two ex-wives publicly accused him of domestic abuse.

Another former Obama administration official, Matthew Miller, who served as Justice Department spokesman, also raised concerns on Wednesday over the fact that the White House retained Porter, despite being told about the abuse allegations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In interviews with The Daily Mail, both of Porter's ex-wives detailed allegations of physical, verbal, and emotional abuse.

Colbie Holderness, Porter's first wife, alleged that he punched her in 2005.

Porter was Hatch's chief of staff from March 2014 until he came to the White House on Inauguration Day.

In recent weeks he was closely involved in preparations for Trump's address to business leaders in Davos, Switzerland.

Sherman writes, "last week, [Porter] emerged when the Daily Mail reported he's dating White House Communications Director Hope Hicks". "The president and chief of staff have full confidence in his abilities and his performance", Sanders said.

Sanders' statement was released after Vanity Fair reported that Kelly went to bat for Porter in spite of the assault allegations against him.

Porter said in his statement that he took those photos of his ex's eye himself and that "the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described". He is expected to stay at the White House for the time being to ensure a smooth transition to his successor.

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She said she filed a protective order against him in June 2010 after he allegedly punched the glass the door at their Alexandria, Virginia, home.

The White House refused to confirm or deny whether Porter received his clearance.

The FBI is referring all questions concerning Porter to the White House.

The outlet also reported that Holderness and Willoughby informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation of their allegations during Porter's background check conducted when he joined the White House.

Sanders also described Porter as "someone of the highest integrity and exemplary character". She said incidents of violence began during their honeymoon. I would not recommend anyone to date him or marry him. That information was passed on to the White House. "He was angry because we weren't having sex when he wanted to have sex and he kicked me". "As has always been our policy, we do not comment on security clearances", she said.

Staff secretary Rob Porter, 40, announced his resignation on Wednesday afternoon, saying he would step aside from the role.

'In every interaction I've had with Rob, he has been courteous, professional, and respectful. My staff loved him and he was a trusted adviser. For months, Porter kept a low profile in a White House filled with outsized personalities. "Domestic violence in any form is abhorrent and unacceptable". A simple "I'm troubled, but he's innocent until proven guilty" would have sufficed but instead Kelly opted for "Rob Porter is a man of true integrity and honor, and I can't say enough good things about him".

An aide to Hatch told CBS News, "Before the accusations were printed, Senator Hatch had been informed by multiple sources that there was a coordinated effort underway to smear and undermine Rob".

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