And Porter's first ex-wife, Holderness, revealed to Daily that she was interviewed by the FBI – as was Willoughby – about their marriage after Porter was tapped for his current White House position as staff secretary.
Porter required a security clearance – which he has not received.
Rob Porter has been effective in his role as Staff Secretary.He left visible marks when he punched me and I have pictures of that.I didn't go the police because I was scared, I was in Italy alone and I didn't know what to do.''Our relationship went on for three years until I graduated from college and then we got married two weeks later.'The wedding was in June 2003 at New College Chapel in Oxford, England where Porter was attending as a Rhodes scholar.Consistent with the practice of past administrations, issues related to an individual's suitability are reviewed through a thorough and lengthy background check process.Background checks involve a complex investigation run by intelligence and law enforcement agencies.The President and Chief of Staff have full confidence in his abilities and his performance.Holderness said: 'I remember crying all through my wedding day, not sure if I wanted to go through with it.'Rob Porter is a man of true integrity and honor and I can't say enough good things about him.He is a friend, a confidante and a trusted professional. But, rather than being a man of integrity, first wife Colbie says Porter is 'a bit of a monster' and has displayed a pattern of abuse with women.'I was his first wife and it wasn't until there was a second wife and then a long-time girlfriend reaching out to me, who was experiencing some weird things.She told how Porter, 40, once dragged her wet and naked out of the shower and was verbally abusive, calling her a f***ing b***h' on their honeymoon.The White House initially gave Porter its full support.