White House Instructs Staff To Lie About ‘Immediate’ Action To Fire Domestic Abuser Rob Porter

Former White House  staff secretary Rob Porter is out of a job after multiple domestic violence allegations against him became public, and the White House is scrambling to do damage control.

The Hill reports that White House chief of staff John Kelly instructed senior staff to say he took “immediate and direct action” after learning of the allegations against Porter, telling staffers to say that he “cares about combating domestic abuse.”

Multiple reports earlier this week indicated that Kelly actually learned of the allegations last year, but chose to ignore them even after they prevented Porter from receiving a full security clearance. Aides say they are concerned that Kelly is not telling the truth,  as his account “appears to contradict past statement on the matter from White House officials.”

As for Trump, well, he just doesn’t believe poor sweet Rob Porter could hurt anyone.

“I found out about it recently and I was surprised by it,” Trump said of the allegations against. “We certainly wish him well. It’s obviously a very tough time for him. He did a very good job while he was in the White House.”

“He says he’s innocent, and I think you have to remember that,” Trump added in support of the ousted staff secretary. “He said very strongly yesterday that he’s innocent, but you’ll have to talk to him about that.”

Does he look very innocent based on this photograph taken of his ex-wife Colbie Holderness in 2005?

Another ex-wife, Jennifer Willoughby and a third woman also says he beat them. The third unnamed woman contacted both Holderness and Willoughby begging for advice on how to leave Porter and escape with her life.

Trump’s White House will lie about anything and everything if it means covering up their own wrongdoings.


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