ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 08, 2018
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(White House: Cecilia Vega) The resignation of President Trump's aide staff secretary Rob Porter, who is now dating White House communications director Hope Hicks, over abuse claims from his two ex-wives, Colbie Holderness & Jennie Willoughby, examined; photos shown; details given about the White House security clearance & FBI background checks in 2017. [WILLOUGHBY - explains what she told the "Washington Post" about the marital abuse.] [Feb. 7, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - backs Porter.] Two statements from White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly about Porter discussed. [In response to reporter Vega's question, White House principal deputy press secretary Raj SHAH- explains the background check process.] The statement from Holderness about the abuse & what a third woman told her & Porter's response quoted. The questions about when Trump became aware of the domestic violence allegations discussed.
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