A Second White House Official Resigns In Two Days Following More Domestic Violence Allegations, “I Hire The Best People,” Trump Promised

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A second White House staffer resigned in the wake of allegations of physical and emotional abuse toward an ex-wife on Friday.  Speechwriter David Sorensen suddenly resigned after his ex-wife aired accusations of domestic violence during their two-and-a-half year marriage.

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Earlier this week, White House after staff secretary Rob Porter under similar circumstances.  According to the newspaper, Sorensen’s ex-wife Jessica Corbett said that he had run over her foot with a car, put out a cigarette on her hand, thrown her against a wall and taken hold of her by her hair wile they were in the remote waters off the coast of Maine.

 

“Before we were contacted by the media, we learned last night that there were allegations, said Raj Shah, the White House’s principal deputy press secretary. “We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today.”

 

NBC News was not immediately able to contact Sorensen but the White House said he denied the allegations and he claimed to the Post that he was actually the victim of abuse.  In a statement to the Post, Sorensen wrote that he had “never committed violence of any kind against any woman in my entire life” and “In fact, I was the victim of repeated physical violence during our marriage, not her.”

 

The Washington Post was first to report Sorensen’s resignation.

 

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