White House defends wife-beating staffer

Of course! Via the Intercept:

During the background interviews for Porter’s security clearance related to his senior White House role, FBI agents interviewed the two women. The former wives told the FBI that Porter was abusive during their marriages, according to interviews with the women. For Porter, the FBI interviews marked a collision of his professional ascendancy and his sometimes violent private life.

Colbie Holderness, Porter’s first wife, provided her correspondence with the FBI to The Intercept. (The FBI did not respond to a request for comment, and the agent involved in the exchange declined to speak about the case.) In an interview, she said the pattern of violence in her marriage to Porter began on their honeymoon in the Canary Islands in 2003 and continued from there.

“He only punched me once, in the eye,” Holderness said. It was during a vacation in Florence in 2005. She said, “He threw me down on the bed and punched me in the face. I think he was shocked that he had lost control to that extent.”

Porter resigned Wednesday, with an undetermined effective date, amid the allegations.

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2 Responses to White House defends wife-beating staffer

  1. Imhotep February 8, 2018 at 11:10 am #

    Not only is General John Kelly a racist and a xenophobe, he is also a violent misogynist as well.

    Do you suppose that General McMaster and General Mad Mattis are also misogynists?

  2. dandy February 8, 2018 at 11:44 am #

    Jeeze, what a mess. It seems fair to say that even the Catholic Church is just as complicit in the entire spousal abuse scenario. Back in the day, Catholics, especially women, were threatened with being thrown out of the church—I forgot the word they used—if they got a divorce. We were taught that it was a mortal sin, and your ass was going straight to hell, Plus, abortion was, and still is, prohibited, as well as the use of birth control (except for a bullshit scheme that couples could use between the female’s cycle; I forgot that crap, too).

    So married catholic women were REALLY screwed—-no divorces, no screwing, except during specific time periods, and even if they could engage in sex they’d BETTER be married. So, yeah, the men could use the “wife” as chattel, more or less with impunity.

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