Another White House Official Resigns Amid Abuse Accusations

Another White House Official Resigns Amid Abuse Accusations

One of the United States president's closest aides, staff secretary Rob Porter, resigned on Wednesday after the publication of allegations that he had abused his two ex-wives.

The White House hesitated with Porter at first, but was quick to be rid of Sorensen, although he has denied the allegations against him and is "considering legal options to address her defamation".

Sorensen's ex-wife Jessica Corbet who reportedly accused him of being emotionally and violently abusive with her, recounted their chaotic marriage to The Post.

His resignation comes two days after the departure of Rob Porter, who left amid accusations from two ex-wives that he had abused them.

Mr Trump said: We certainly wish him well, and it's a tough time for him.

Spokesman Raj Shah said David Sorenson, a speechwriter for the Council on Environmental Quality, resigned Friday.

Porter was hired as a White House staff secretary for Trump on January 20, 2017 and reportedly had one of "the most important behind-the-scenes job in the administration".

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Though the Federal Bureau of Investigation never revoked Porter's security clearance - which it could have - questions were raised about how Porter could be granted access to state secrets with such potentially incriminating blackmail material hanging over his head.

The willingness of women in recent months to go public with their stories of harassment and abuse has exposed a blind spot toward those issues at a variety of institutions - Hollywood, the media, Congress...and now, it seems, the White House too. Porter has denied any wrongdoing.

"He was surprised. He like many of us, did not see that in Rob Porter", Shah answered when asked about President Trump's reaction to the allegations. "There is no place for domestic violence in our society".

President Trump appeared to weigh in on the resignation of two White House staffers accused of domestic abuse Saturday, bemoaning that lives are being destroyed by "a mere allegation".

In a statement White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read to reporters Wednesday, Porter called his ex-wives' claims "outrageous" and "simply false". Porter's security clearance, which he needed in the crucial job of staff secretary who controls the daily paper flow to the President's desk.

"Of course, I was part of the background check and I was completely honest with what my experience of the marriage, including telling the police instances of abuse or police contact", said Willoughby.

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