White House aide resigns after accusations of abuse

White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter centre hands U.S. President Donald Trump a confirmation order for James Mattis as defense secretary in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington as White House Chief of St

White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter centre hands U.S. President Donald Trump a confirmation order for James Mattis as defense secretary in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington as White House Chief of St

A senior aide to President Donald Trump resigned on Wednesday after accusations from two former wives who said he was physically abusive during their marriages.

Porter's second wife, Jennifer Willoughby, told the Daily Mail earlier this week that he physically abused her by removing her naked from the shower.

Next is Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director who lasted less than two weeks on the job and was sacked last July after he went off on fellow top White House staffers in a conversation with a New Yorker reporter he says he did not know was on the record. I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign. "I took the photos given to the media almost 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described", Porter said in a written statement. In photos she gave to The Intercept, Holderness has a blackened right eye and a swollen cheekbone. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders praised Porter and said Trump and Kelly had "full confidence in his abilities and his performance". Before joining the administration, Porter, a Harvard Law School graduate, spent almost three years as chief of staff to longtime Utah Republican Sen. In every interaction I've had with Rob, he has been courteous, professional and respectful.

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'The country needs more honest, principled people like Rob Porter, which is why I hope that this cynical campaign to discredit his character ultimately fails'. I am praying for Rob and those involved, ' he said. Porter, 40, has been credited with working with chief of staff John Kelly to control the flow of information to the president. The President was impressed by Porter's educational credentials - including degrees from Harvard and Oxford - a person familiar with the matter said.

"He's resigning from the White House but will stay on to ensure a smooth transition forward", Sanders told reporters.

By early fall, it was widely known among Trump's top aides - including chief of staff John Kelly - both that Porter was facing troubles in obtaining the clearance and that his ex-wives claimed he had abused them.

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The allegations against Porter, however, are not new. If a White House would have changed their story, or been reluctant to fire the man who committed acts of domestic violence the howls of scorn would have been volcanic, but in the Trump White House a man who commits crimes against women is a typical Wednesday.

But in October 2017 the retired U.S. Marine Corps general lectured the White House press corps, complaining that women were no longer "sacred" in America. "I had just tied the knot with him".

"He is a friend, a confidant, and a trusted professional", Kelly said. Kelly in particular viewed Porter as a right-hand man who would impose his system of order even in his absence. Mike Lee as his top counsel, served as the gatekeeper for paperwork headed to President Donald Trump since he entered office and often traveled with the president. Kelly himself remained behind in Washington, as did the top policy adviser Stephen Miller.

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