Trump’s top aide resigns amid abuse claims from ex-wives

One of US President Donald Trump’s top aides has resigned amid abuse claims from his two ex-wives. White House staff secretary Rob Porter termed the allegation as outrageous and false as he announced he would step down. The accusations were first reported in the Daily Mail and include accounts of physical and emotional abuse. The White House would not comment on a report that  Porter, 40, failed to receive security clearance. His ex-wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby, both recounted stories of Porter’s alleged misconduct. His first spouse, Ms Holderness, said the White House aide had been verbally and physically abusive.

Ms Holderness, a US government analyst, said  Porter had kicked her on their 2003 honeymoon in the Canary Islands.She also alleged he punched her in the face while they were on holiday a couple of years later in Florence, Italy.