A Staff Secretary Rob Porter essentially monitors the paperwork that goes across the President’s desk.
He often travels with the President and had a hand in writing the State of the Union address.
He’s not a well-known name but he plays a key role in the West Wing.
But in the past days the Daily Mail .com has published stories quoting his two ex-wiveswho say they were physically abused by him one to the extent she obtained a restraining order.
After dismissing the claim is outrageous and false, he has now decided to quit.
From the podium of the White House briefing room there was the defense from the highest level.
Rob has been an effective in his role as Staff Secretaryand the President Chief of Staff had full confidence and trust in his abilities and his performance.
In a more of an update on that front Rob has put out a statementwhich I can read to you now and I think it all addressed some of those other questions.
These outrageous allegations are simply false.
I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years agoand the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described.
It’s reported the FBI knew of the assault allegations and that could have impacted on Porter security claims.
He’ll leave the White House after a transition periodbut the date of his final day at the President’s side has not been decided.