After announcing the resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the Trump official by smearing the victims as “Liars.”
Porter’s resignation comes after two ex-wives accused Porter of domestic abuse.
In an unexpected move at Wednesday’s White House press briefing, Sanders read a statement from Porter, declaring his innocence.
“These outrageous allegations are simply false,” Sanders read from the statement. “I took the [black eye] photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described.”
“I’ve been transparent and truthful about these vile claims,” Sanders continued, still reciting the text. “But I will not publicly engage further with a smear campaign.”
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