White House staff secretary Rob Porter surrendered Wednesday, a day after a British daily paper detailed charges from two exes of physical and verbal mishandle, the White House said.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told journalists that it was “an individual choice Rob made,” and that he “will remain on to guarantee a smooth progress.”
“As has dependably been our strategy, we don’t remark on trusted status. Loot Porter has been successful in his part as staff secretary. The president and head of staff have full trust in his capacities and his execution,” Sanders said Wednesday.
Representative White House Press Secretary Raj Shah said Thursday that Porter’s last day was Wednesday and he came in before Thursday to expel some of his things.
Porter’s two ex-wives, Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness, told DailyMail.com in a report published Tuesday that Porter was physically and verbally abusive to them during their marriages.
Willoughby said the manhandle began on their vacation and that she recorded a limiting request against Porter in June 2010 after he punched the glass on a way to their home and declined to leave, abusing a partition understanding.
Holderness and Willoughby each affirmed the records of their assertions to NBC News.
In an announcement reporting his flight Wednesday, Porter stated, “These incredible assertions are essentially false.”