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Trump / Porter Resignation / Shah Briefing / Willoughby Interview (Part I) #1120788

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Feb 08, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) 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†, the FBI report on Porter's clearance check investigation & how the White House long knew about the abuse introduced; black eye photo shown. [White House principal deputy press secretary Raj SHAH†- admits "we all could have done better."] White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly's two statements quoted. [In response to questions from Johns Roberts, Cecilia Vega & tqo other reporters, SHAH - comments on Kelly's awareness of the allegations & the background check process, but avoids the specifics.] Shah's non-denial denial noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) New reporting on the Shah briefing on the timetable of who in the White House knew what & when & the coverup of domestic abuse discussed; black eye photo re-shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live in-studio Interview held with Jennie Willoughby†, married to Porter from 2009-2013. [WILLOUGHBY - explains why she is talking about her story: to get her message out to people, the early start of verbal abuse, why she filed for a protective order due to his anger, her reaction to the bishop's advice about protecting his career, how she was unaware of abuse of his first wife, the one incident of physical abuse, the terror of his moods.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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