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    White House Aide Rob Porter Resigns After Ex-Wives Accuse Him of Domestic Abuse

    White House Aide Rob Porter Resigns After Ex-Wives Accuse Him of Domestic Abuse

    Porter denies the allegations

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXspKPq87is

    White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned Tuesday after allegations made by his two ex-wives. Porter is reportedly dating White House Communications Director, Hope Hicks.

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

    Rob Porter has resigned from his role as White House staff secretary after his first ex-wife told DailyMail.com that he choked and punched her during their marriage, breaking down her confidence so badly with his verbal and emotional abuse that she took an extended leave of absence from grad school.

    Colbie Holderness, 37, who is a senior analyst for the U.S. government, spoke on the record to DailyMail.com about her five-year marriage to Porter, detailing physical and mental abuse.

    …Colbie’s revelations follow DailyMail.com’s exclusive interview on Tuesday evening with Porter’s second wife, Jennifer Willoughby, who told how Porter, 40, once dragged her wet and naked out of the shower and was verbally abusive, calling her a f***ing b***h’ on their honeymoon.

    In 2010, Willoughby filed a protective order against Porter after he violated their separation agreement and refused to leave their apartment. According to a complaint filed with the police, he punched the glass on the door to their home, cutting his hand in the process.

    Holderness revealed to DailyMail.com that she was interviewed by the FBI – as was Willoughby – about her marriage after Porter was tapped for his current White House position as White House staff secretary and required security clearance – clearance which he has not received.

    Holderness shared the photos of her injuries with the FBI, photos pictured in this story.

    The Daily Mail report is lengthy and detailed as both of Porter’s ex-wives shared their accounts of life with Porter.

    Porters full statement:

    “These outrageous allegations are simply false. I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described. I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign.”

    “My commitment to public service speaks for itself. I have always put duty to country first and treated others with respect. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have served in the Trump Administration and will seek to ensure a smooth transition when I leave the White House.”

    According to Axios, Porter wasn’t pressured to resign but chose to do so anyway:

    Nobody pressured him to resign, per multiple officials. A White House official said senior officials were trying to convince Porter “to stay and fight.” Those officials included Chief of Staff John Kelly.

    White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders read Porter’s statement in a press conference Wednesday:

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    Ragspierre | February 8, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    https://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2018/02/08/watch-vp-pence-give-bloodless-mechanical-answer-questions-abusive-white-house-aide/

    Well, I guess Pence is captain of the downhill duh team, huh?

    What a shame. He used to be somebody…


     
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    cjharrispretzer | February 8, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    I feel so weird about this. And I’m writing as a woman who suffered severe DV at the hands of my husband (now EX). So much so that he was convicted and sent to prison for 8 years.
    I guess what has never occurred to me is now that my ex husband is out of prison, do I have the right to go to his employer and make sure the employer knows that in 2008 he nearly killed a woman? I honestly didn’t know I had the right to intrude on my ex husband’s private life until the end of time.
    I figure I did my job. I called 911 the same night the incident happened. I followed through on the prosecution. And now if some idiot employer wants to hire him, that’s up to them.
    It seems highly dubious for everyone to treat the Porter situation the same as if he had been convicted in a court of law. The way CNN was acting was ridiculous.


       
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      Ragspierre in reply to cjharrispretzer. | February 9, 2018 at 12:50 am

      “I honestly didn’t know I had the right to intrude on my ex husband’s private life until the end of time.”

      Of course you had that right. You might chose to abstain, but not in the face of telling investigators who had a duty to delve into his past what you knew. In that case, you had a moral duty to tell your story.

      Likewise, take the case of someone close to you who was considering a relationship with your former husband. You would have a moral duty to that person to tell them what you knew.

      “It seems highly dubious for everyone to treat the Porter situation the same as if he had been convicted in a court of law.”

      But the comparison is fallacious. He was not being put at risk of his liberty and/or property. He was being considered for a job in the highest reaches of government. A job for which it is apparent he was not fit. A decision to hire or retain…like a decision to vote for someone…does not require “due process”. It only requires the application of discernment.


     
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    Ragspierre | February 9, 2018 at 10:03 am

    https://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2018/02/09/john-kelly-white-house-counsel-knew-months-aides-abusive-past-didnt-act/

    A lot of the conspiratorial nonsense expressed here is being shown for what it was and is.


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