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

Posted On: Feb 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

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

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 prominent reporters, Politico reported on Tuesday .
Controversy over the abuse allegations has engulfed the entire West Wing in recent days as questions mount over what top officials - particularly chief of staff John Kelly - knew about Porter's past, and when they learned of it.
FBI Director Christopher Wray said during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday that the bureau told the White House about problems with Porter's...

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