another WH aide quits over domestic violence allegations.

the watchman

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breaking news. A speech writer this time.
Can't find a link yet.

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A White House speechwriter resigned Friday after his former wife claimed that he was violent and emotionally abusive during their turbulent two-and-a-half-year marriage — allegations that he vehemently denied, saying she was the one who victimized him.

The abrupt departure of David Sorensen, a speechwriter who worked closely with senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, came as The Washington Post was preparing a story about abuse claims by his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett. Corbett told The Post that she reported his behavior to the FBI last fall as the bureau was conducting a background check of Sorensen.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/second-white-house-official-departs-amids-abuse-allegations-which-he-denies/2018/02/09/72ba47e6-0d0d-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_no-name%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar&utm_term=.d25fa472aace
 
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Macduff

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Either John Kelly knew about this, which means he's a scumbag for hiring them, or he didn't know, which means he's incompetent for letting people like that get clearance. Either way, he has to go.
 
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A White House speechwriter resigned Friday after his former wife claimed that he was violent and emotionally abusive during their turbulent two-and-a-half-year marriage — allegations that he vehemently denied, saying she was the one who victimized him.

The abrupt departure of David Sorensen, a speechwriter who worked closely with senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, came as The Washington Post was preparing a story about abuse claims by his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett. Corbett told The Post that she reported his behavior to the FBI last fall as the bureau was conducting a background check of Sorensen.

White House officials said they learned of the accusations by Sorensen’s wife Thursday night, before The Post’s inquiries.

“We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today,” spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement Friday evening.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/second-white-house-official-departs-amids-abuse-allegations-which-he-denies/2018/02/09/72ba47e6-0d0d-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html?utm_term=.8bd1ce14e437


Worked for Miller? Well that's another strike against him.
 
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Either John Kelly knew about this, which means he's a scumbag for hiring them, or he didn't know, which means he's incompetent for letting people like that get clearance. Either way, he has to go.
There is no way to know if this person had a security clearance as of yet. It is no longer safe to assume that point these days.
 

the watchman

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There is no way to know if this person had a security clearance as of yet. It is no longer safe to assume that point these days.
he apparently didn't. But, in this WH that doesn't seem to make any difference.
 

Devil505

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Either John Kelly knew about this, which means he's a scumbag for hiring them, or he didn't know, which means he's incompetent for letting people like that get clearance. Either way, he has to go.
Kelly is acting exactly the way his boss wants him to.
The answer will come at the voting booths next November.(restore real checks and balances by throwing all Republicans out of congress)
 
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WH speech writer resigns today (works for Stephen Miller) yep, ANOTHER wife abuser.

Another one. She told the FBI his of 'loving gestures' but guess it didn't matter, he was still employed--till day. He said she abused him. I guess she put cigarettes out on his hand and attacked her on their boat. She ran their car over his foot. Sure, why not? (He texted and yelled at her certain vulgar terms--WAPO didn't print those. Gee, I wonder what they were).

Classic...
She said she did not report her abuse allegations to police because of Sorensen’s
connections to law enforcement officials.


Second White House official departs amid abuse allegations, which he denies



David Sorensen and Jessica Corbett at the Blaine House, the Maine governor's residence, on Thanksgiving Day in 2015. (Courtesy of Jessica Corbett)

By Elise Viebeck February 9 at 7:46 PM Email the author

A White House speechwriter resigned Friday after his former wife claimed that he was violent and emotionally abusive during their turbulent 2½ -year marriage — allegations that he vehemently denied, saying she was the one who victimized him.

The abrupt departure of David Sorensen, a speechwriter who worked under senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, came as The Washington Post was reporting on a story about abuse claims by his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett. Corbett told The Post that she described his behavior to the FBI last fall as the bureau was conducting a background check of Sorensen.

White House officials said they learned of the accusations by Sorensen’s wife Thursday night, before The Post contacted the White House for comment.

“We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today,” spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement Friday evening.

In a text message to The Post, Sorensen said he stepped down because he “didn’t want the White House to have to deal with this distraction.”...



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