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Former Wives of Top White House Aide Rob Porter Both Told FBI He Abused Them

posted on February 7, 2018

The Intercept‘s Ryan Grim and Alleen Brown report on the domestic violence allegations that led to the resignation of top White House aide, Rob Porter. The Daily Mail first broke the story. During the security clearance process, both of Porter’s ex-wives reportedly told the FBI that he abused them. Grim and Brown report that Porter met his ex-wives through the LDS Church, and both women said they consulted Mormon bishops about trouble in their respective marriages. One eventually went to see a secular counselor. “‘When I explained to him what was happening, he had a very different reaction from the Mormon bishops,’ she said. ‘It was weirdly validating to hear that from somebody else … He was very concerned to hear Rob was choking me.'”

Read at The Intercept