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The White House arranged a hasty off-the-record meeting between Rob Porter and 4 reporters after abuse allegations came to light

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Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary, met quietly with reporters last week to explain his side of allegations that he abused his two ex-wives.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reportedly arranged t he meeting after photos surfaced of Porter's ex-wife with a black eye.
The details shed new light on how the White House responded to the still-unfolding scandal.
At the height of the scandal over staff secretary Rob Porter's domestic violence allegations last week, the White House convened a hasty, off-the-record meeting between him and four...
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Rob Porter's ex-wife fires back at Kellyanne Conway over whether abuse victims are strong

Rob Porter's ex-wife fires back at Kellyanne Conway over whether abuse victims are strong

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The first wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter shot back in a Washington Post op-ed against comments White House counselor Kellyanne Conway made about abuse victims.
Colbie Holderness, who says Porter gave her a black eye while they were married, said that Porter's alleged abuse "chipped away at my independence and sense of self-worth."
Jennie Willoughby, Porter's other ex-wife, has also spoken out about her experience with Porter, accusing him of domestic abuse. Porter has denied the allegations.
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