Politics Porter ex-wife: 'If he hasn’t already been abusive with Hope, he will'

16:21  09 february  2018
16:21  09 february  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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One of the ex-wives of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter said that if he hasn't been abusive during his relationship with communications director Hope Hicks, he soon would be.

Jennie Willoughby, who was married to Porter for four years until 2013, told CNN's Anderson Cooper that she was worried for Hicks.

In an explosive report detailing Porter's ex-wives' allegations of abuse by him, the Daily Mail reported earlier this week that Porter and Hicks had been dating

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  Rob Porter's ex-wife says he asked her to Jennie Willoughby said she doesn't think Porter has changed, and she's worried about White House communications director Hope Hicks , who he is currently dating.Willoughby told Cooper that Porter asked her to take down a blog post from April 2017 detailing the abuse, and asked her to put out a statement downplaying the allegations. Ultimately, Willoughby said she didn't agree to the statement because she didn't agree with the language. Willoughby said she was in contact with Porter within the last two weeks, but has not been since the Daily Mail broke the allegations Tuesday night.

Jennie Willoughby, one of the ex - wives of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter , said that if Porter hasn ’ t already been abusive in his relationship with White House communications director Hope Hicks, he will be soon.

Willoughby responded that she didn’t feel he had changed and that she is worried for Hicks. “It definitely worries me because if I’m being frank with you, if he hasn ’ t already been abusive with Hope , he will be ,” Particularly now that he ’s under a lot of stress and scrutiny.

"I don't think he's changed," Willoughby said. "It definitely worries me because, if I'm being frank with you, if he hasn't already been abusive with Hope, he will."

"And particularly now that he's under a lot of stress and scrutiny that's when the behaviors come out, and if he hasn't already he will," she continued.

Willoughby said she doesn't believe that Porter has "done the self-reflective work to acknowledge this issue."

"I don't think that he has really taken the time to deconstruct why it is that he behaves this way, and until he is able to do that, I don't know that he has control over it," she said.

Porter resigned from the White House on Wednesday after Willoughby and another ex-wife, Colbie Holderness, detailed allegations of physical and emotional abuse during their marriages to Porter. Porter has called the allegations false.

Top White House staffers, including chief of staff John Kelly, are under scrutiny over why Porter was allowed to remain in his position as an aide to President Trump, despite him not yet receiving a security clearance over the abuse allegations.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that Kelly and White House counsel Dog McGahn knew about the domestic abuse allegations against Porter months before his resignation.

FBI had photos showing Porter’s alleged abuse in early 2017: report .
<p>The FBI had photos showing former White House staff secretary Rob Porter's alleged domestic abuse toward his ex-wife in early 2017, CNN reports, raising questions about what information senior aides such as counsel Don McGahn had access to regarding Porter.</p>The bureau obtained the photos of Porter's first wife Colbie Holderness with a black eye just seven days after President Trump's inauguration, according to CNN. Holderness provided the photos as part of Porter's background check to obtain a security clearance.

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