White House Won’t Explain Timeline of Rob Porter Abuse Allegations

HeadlineFeb 13, 2018

The White House refused to answer questions Monday about how it handled accusations of domestic violence against former Staff Secretary Rob Porter, who resigned last week after both of his ex-wives accused him of verbal and physical abuse. On Monday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said top White House officials didn’t know the “extent” of the allegations against Porter until last Tuesday. That’s despite reports that Chief of Staff John Kelly knew of the allegations since at least November—while White House counsel Don McGahn knew of them a year ago.

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