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Biden: Porter Long Should Have Been out of WH

By    |   Thursday, 08 February 2018 02:06 PM

Joe Biden, the former vice president, said Rob Porter, a Trump aide who resigned Wednesday after domestic abuse allegations became public, should have been out of the White House earlier.

"I can’t explain it. It’s long past due that he left," Biden said in an interview with NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell.

"I’m having enormous difficulty understanding how this White House functions," Biden said in the interview.

On Wednesday, CNN reported that senior White House officials knew about the accusations from Porter’s two ex-wives.

They had told the FBI the allegations during a routine background check for Porter. a year into Trump’s administration, Porter did not hold a security clearance, CNN reported.

The former vice president said that the White House had to have known that the FBI reportedly flagged Porter’s security clearance due to the allegations.

"Sure, they knew that… look, the culture’s changing, thank God, but not fast enough," Biden said, referring to the #MeToo movement where women have detailed their experiences with sexual harassment and assault.

Biden said that he had heard that President Donald Trump did not know about the allegations and ordered Porter’s exit when he found out. "If that’s the case, then good for the president for saying that," Biden said in the interview.

The ex-wives, Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness, described allegations of physical, verbal, and emotional abuse from Porter in interviews with The Daily Mail. Porter has denied the claims.

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Joe Biden, the former vice president, said that Rob Porter, a Trump aide who resigned Wednesday after domestic abuse allegations became public, should have been out of the White House earlier.
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