Published: Thu, February 08, 2018

Top Trump aide to leave after battery allegations

Top Trump aide to leave after battery allegations

Have a look at the evidence.

"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 Wednesday. Orrin Hatch, following accusations that Porter was abusive toward one of his ex-wives.

"Rob Porter is a man of true integrity and honor and I can't say enough good things about him".

There should be extensive congressional oversight into how the White House employed a Staff Secretary who couldn't get a security clearance due to credible allegations of domestic abuse. Holderness told her story to the Daily Mail, providing photos that featured her with a black eye.

Theory two: He abused both of them. It was during a vacation in Florence in 2005. He threw me down on the bed and punched me in the face. "I think he was shocked that he had lost control to that extent."... "Not ever hard enough to make me pass out or frankly to leave marks, but it was frightening and dehumanizing".

She wrote about her experiences in a blog post entitled Why I Stayed.

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.

One ex-wife, Colbie Holderness, alleged Porter had choked, punched and emotionally abused her during their five-year marriage. Maybe so - if not for two things.

During Wednesday's press briefing, Sanders said she did not know if Trump saw the photos of Holderness.

He was also seen as a neutral arbiter between warring West Wing factions, helping bridge gaps between those who worked on Trump's campaign and the faction of aides who came from other Republican circles. Less Infowars, more Wall Street Journal. The protective order was granted for four days in June 2010.

This despite the fact, according to CNN's Kaitlan Collins, that the White House officials have known, for months about the allegations against Porter.

According to the Mail, Mr Porter has recently been romantically linked with White House communications director Hope Hicks. I am praying for Rob and those involved, ' he said.

"He is a friend, a confidante and a trusted professional", he said in a statement. He said he will leave the White House after a transition period.

Before joining the administration, Porter, a Harvard Law School graduate, spent almost three years as chief of staff to longtime Utah Republican Sen.

Mr Porter's decision to resign - and the allegations against him - have shocked those who know him.

"How many times has Kelly put out a statement defending Trump?" a Republican interviewed by Vanity Fair mused.

As it turns out, Hicks allegedly helped draft the statements of support for Porter. Now his boss is saddled with bad headlines about a wife-beater in the West Wing. "The president and chief of staff have full confidence in his abilities and his performance". He should answer for this, if not to the public than to Trump.

The Daily Mail first reported the allegations on Tuesday, obtaining an emergency protective order granted to Willoughby that declared "reasonably grounds exist to believe that [Porter] has committed family abuse and there is probably danger of a further such offense".

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