Blatantly disregarding photo evidence, Trump dismisses abuse allegations against ex-White House staffer

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On Saturday morning, President Trump dismissed credible domestic abuse allegations against former top White House secretary Rob Porter as “a mere allegation” and suggested that Porter has been falsely accused.

“Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,” Trump tweeted. “Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”

Porter has been credibly accused of physical and verbal abuse by both of his ex-wives. His first wife, Colbie Holderness, provided media outlets with a photo of her with a black eye she says Porter gave her in 2005. Holderness told CNN that “the physical abuse began almost immediately after their wedding” in 2003.

In a statement released after the accusations went public, Porter said he “took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described,” but he didn’t specify what part of the evidence is misleading.

Porter’s second wife, Jennifer Willoughby, told CNN that Porter physically attacked her in the shower and punched a glass widget in their formerly shared home after their separation. She sought and received a temporary restraining order.

But speaking to reporters on Friday, Trump praised Porter and didn’t so much as mention his alleged victims. He did, however, point out that Porter “very strongly” denies the accusations against him.

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