Donald Trump aide Rob Porter resigns after reports on alleged domestic abuse

Posted February 09, 2018

The aide, Rob Porter, resigned Wednesday after a photo surfaced of the first of the former wives, Colbie Holderness, with a black eye she said she sustained when Porter punched her in 2005 while the couple was on a vacation trip to Florence, Italy.

The White House would not comment on a report that he failed to receive a security clearance due to the claims. "I'm not going to get into specifics of who may have known pieces of information..." "I'm telling the Federal Bureau of Investigation this is what he's done, and Jennie Willoughby is telling them what he's done, and the White House says, sure, this is okay?"

And, finally, when the story about Porter's allegedly beating up both his wives broke, Kelly's first response, according to CNN, was altogether bad.

A Democratic lawmaker is taking aim at his Republican colleagues following reports that White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter was able to continue to work in the West Wing despite being denied a permanent security clearance due to domestic abuse allegations made against him. Perhaps that's why Shah, who was filling in for Sanders, was nearly three hours late to the briefing. "I accepted his resignation earlier today, and will ensure a swift and orderly transition". "He is a friend, a confidante and a trusted professional".

"I was shocked by the new allegations released today against Rob Porter".

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Holderness, Porter's first wife, described their relationship as "verbally, emotionally and physically abusive" in an interview with The Daily Mail.

The Family Leader, headed by a major player in evangelical politics, Bob Vander Plaats, says its mission is to "strengthen families, by inspiring Christ-like leadership in the home, the church, and the government".

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Porter, well-liked throughout the White House, lost internal support once the photos came out.

"I'm somebody who believes in helping people ... if he needs any help in the future, I'll try to be there", Hatch said.

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He added that Trump was not aware Porter did not have full security clearance. "I am proud to serve alongside him", Kelly said in a statement.

A White House official said that anyone in Porter's position would have had an interim security clearance sufficient to do the job. If you want to serve the public, particularly as a member of a President's staff, I don't care who you are, even if you are a Rhodes scholar, you can't beat the hell out of your spouse.

She had been the director of communications for the White House's Office of Public Liaison.

Cummings has requested that the House Oversight Committee obtain all paperwork Porter "was required to complete as a condition of White House employment", which includes "forms for internal White House vetting" and "the FBI's final investigative report on Robert Porter" by February 22.

In response to the mounting allegations, Trump said "you have to listen to him also" and seemed to suggest having a Democrat in the Senate was a worse outcome than electing an accused child molester. Trump complained to aides that the chief of staff had portrayed him as a child who had to be managed, a contention that particularly irked the president in the wake of the way he was portrayed in the recent Michael Wolff book, "Fire and Fury".

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