White House aide Rob Porter resigns over abuse claims

White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned on Wednesday, a day after a British newspaper reported allegations from two ex-wives of physical and verbal abuse.

Rob Porter, a White House staff secretary, has resigned after his two ex-wives accused him of physical and verbal abuse.

The White House refuses to say if it knew about the allegations against Porter before he was appointed and whether it affected his security clearance.

Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.