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Conway says White House respects women: ‘Why would someone like me and other women be there?’

Corrupted with Kellyanne

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday suggested that women would not work at the White House if they were not respected and valued as equals. ABC host George Stephanopoulos noted during an interview with Conway on This Week that there is “pattern” with Donald Trump’s view of women. “When a friend or an ally –… Continue Reading →

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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