Another former Obama administration official, Matthew Miller, who served as Justice Department spokesman, also raised concerns on Wednesday over the fact that the White House retained Porter, despite being told about the abuse allegations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Porter's ex-wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby, both went public in The Daily Mail with accounts of what they branded as physically and emotionally abusive behavior, reported the New York Times. Each site published a photo of her from the early 2000s with a bruised eye, which she alleged was the result of a punch from Porter.
Porter's official title was White House staff secretary and assistant to the president for policy coordination.
Some White House deputies have already started whispering to Vanity Fair that they're not thrilled with Kelly for going into the tank for an accused abuser, replete with lavish praise for him to the Daily Mail yesterday when the paper asked for comment about the abuse allegations.
In a tweeted statement, Hatch said he was "heartbroken by the allegations" against Porter.
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Photos published of his former spouses were taken almost 15 years ago and don't tell the full story, Porter said. "I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign".
The claims came from two of Porter's ex-wives. "I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have served in the Trump Administration and will seek to ensure a smooth transition when I leave the White House". "I am proud to serve alongside him", Kelly said Tuesday night, hours before pictures appeared that included one of his ex-wife's blackened eye.
When the White House confirmed Porter's resignation, the administration also circulated statements from several individuals defending Porter's character and work ethic.
It remains unclear when he will officially depart the White House.
"I have worked directly with Rob Porter almost every day for the past year and the person I know is someone of the highest integrity and exemplary character", the Daily Mail quoted Sanders as saying.
His abuse started on their honeymoon, she said. I would not recommend anyone to date him or marry him. "He was angry because we weren't having sex when he wanted to have sex and he kicked me".
"I don't know how you would do that job without a security clearance", the former official said. For months, Porter kept a low profile in a White House filled with outsized personalities. "In every interaction I've had with Rob, he has been courteous, professional, and respectful", he said. "My staff loved him and he was a trusted advisor", Hatch said in a Wednesday afternoon statement. "I am praying for Rob and those involved", Hatch said. Orrin Hatch, Rob Portman and Mike Lee. And on Tuesday, the Utah Senator denounced the Daily Mail's report of domestic violence allegations against Porter - comments which he walked back Wednesday after more information was reported.