The White House Staff Secretary, Rob Porter, center, leaves the administration.
The White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter announced his resignation on Wednesday after a report that he had allegedly abused two of his ex-wives.
While the White house senior staff, including Chief of Staff John Kelly, first of Porter, the latest report from the DailyMail.com defended a photo of an ex-wife in a battered face. She told the outlet that Porter choked and hit her during their marriage.
Managers and press staff were to meet all day on the matter, the White house said. During the White house briefing on Wednesday, press Secretary Sarah Sanders Porter “had been effective in his role,” and the President had “confidence in its performance.”
Sanders also said that Porter would not leave immediately.
“He is retiring from the White house, but stay on for a smooth transition to ensure forward,” Sanders told reporters.
Porter, pushed back strongly at the allegations in the press.
“These outrageous allegations are simply wrong. I took the photos in the media for almost 15 years, and the reality behind it is nowhere near what is described here. I have to be transparent and truthful about these heinous allegations, but I’m not going to say publicly committed to a coordinated smear campaign,” Porter said in a statement the White house.
“My commitment to public service speaks for itself. I always have a duty to the country first, and treated others with respect. I am deeply grateful to strive for the opportunity to them in the Trump administration, and to ensure a smooth transition when I left the White house.”
The same publication, it was recently reported that Porter had Hope dating, White House Communications Director, Hicks.
Fox News’ John Roberts contributed to this report.
Serafin Gomez is a White House Producer for FOX News Channel, which is also in the election of 2016 as a special events & politics producer and former special correspondent for Fox News Latino. Fin formerly worked as the Miami Bureau Producer for Fox News Channel, where he covered Florida politics & Latin America. Follow him on Twitter: @Finnygo