White House says it 'could have done better' over Rob Porter allegations

White House says it 'could have done better' over Rob Porter allegations

But the White House press secretary refused to be drawn on that issue. Even your spokeswoman is trying to get you not to talk about Rob Porter anymore. "There is no place for domestic violence in our society". She also worked on Trump's campaign and landed a role at the White House's office of public engagement, though what she actually did was a mystery to many. Further, Holderness said she told her story to the FBI on January 24, 2017 when she was interviewed as part of Porter's security clearance investigation. Willoughby said Porter wanter her to say that she had "taken some liberties" with her blog post. She revisited the accusations that Trump himself has sexually harassed women, allegations he has denied. His last day at the White House is now today. By the time the president was fully briefed of the claims against Porter on Wednesday, the once-rising White House star had already resigned, according to the official. He served as a clearinghouse for paperwork coming in or out of the Oval Office, and he was an important influence on policy in his own right. His influence growing in recent months, Porter was often seen with Trump when the president traveled and as he signed legislation or proclamations.

In the case of Porter, the former staff secretary who resigned Wednesday amid allegations from two ex-wives that he hit them, the White House had the final say on what to do with any derogatory information the Federal Bureau of Investigation delivered. The FBI was aware of the allegations against him and did not grant him security clearance. Porter never received a permanent clearance.

Though the allegations against Porter became public this week, Kelly learned last fall that something was amiss with the staff secretary's attempts to get a security clearance, according to an administration official who insisted on anonymity to discuss internal matters. "But this is further evidence of a nonexistent vetting process".

A White House aide who resigned on Wednesday amid allegations of domestic abuse had a Harvard law degree and a BigLaw resume.

She then read aloud from a statement attributed to the outgoing staff secretary in which he called his ex-wives' charges "outrageous" and claimed to have taken the photos The Daily Mail published.

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Shah said Thursday that Hicks later "recused" herself from some aspects of the matter, but it was unclear from what.

Two ex-wives have accused Porter of physical abuse, with one telling news outlets of incidents years ago when Porter punched her in the face and choked her, while another spoke of emotional abuse and being grabbed and pulled from the shower.

Neither Holderness nor Willoughby could be reached for comment Wednesday.

Some White House aides were particularly disturbed by the photo The Intercept published of Holderness with a black eye. Colbie Holderness told the outlet that Porter choked and punched her during their marriage.

Porter has denied the allegations, calling them "simply false".

"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", he said. "Porter was allowed to remain in his position", he said.

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