Porter denies the allegations
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:DONATE
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