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Top Trump Aides Knew of Abuse Allegations Against Porter

  • Staff secretary says he’ll resign following allegations
  • Porter said to have attended meetings involving secret matters
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Bloomberg’s Alex Wayne discusses the resignation of Rob Porter.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Senior White House aides had heard of domestic violence allegations against President Donald Trump’s staff secretary before reports published on Tuesday and Wednesday that led to his resignation, four people familiar with the matter said.

It was not clear who among Trump’s top aides knew of Staff Secretary Rob Porter’s history with his two ex-wives, or how much they knew. Trump himself was unaware of the allegations before the approached the White House on Tuesday with details of an interview with one of the former wives, two officials said.