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Republican lawmaker: Rob Porter's wife-beating wasn't a 'crime of character'

Republican lawmaker: Rob Porter's wife-beating wasn't a 'crime of character'

Politics
Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney opened up several cans of worms in her comments on the White House’s handling of the Rob Porter scandal. Tenney didn’t seem to know much about the situation, but that didn’t stop her from having opinions. Lots of opinions. Like that domestic violence is not a “crime of character.” First, though, Tenney tried to dismiss the whole issue: “We’re also getting into the minutiae of what’s going on with White House,” Tenney said of allowing someone to remain in a job controlling the flow of papers to the president of the United States for months after the FBI found serious problems in the background check for his security clearance. This is not minutiae. But about those crimes of character: Informed of the fact that the FBI was looking into the allegations as pa
Colbie Holderness survived Rob Porter's abuse: Tells White House, don't call me weak

Colbie Holderness survived Rob Porter's abuse: Tells White House, don't call me weak

Politics
Colbie Holderness, the first wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter—and the woman whose bruised face you’ve probably seen pictures of—is now speaking out. Holderness responded in the Washington Post to Kellyanne Conway’s Sunday comments about Porter, including that “I have no reason not to believe the women,” about which Holderness wrote “I actually appreciated her saying that she at least did not not believe us.” But I was dismayed when Conway, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” went on to say that she does not fear for White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, who has reportedly been dating Porter. “I’ve rarely met somebody so strong with such excellent instincts and loyalty and smarts.” Borrowing Conway’s words, I have no reason not to believe her when she