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>> The White House confirmed Friday that speech writer David Sorensen has resigned. Becoming the second aid to leave the administration this week amid allegations of domestic abuse. A spokesman said Sorensen resigned after being confronted by White House officials, The Washington Post reported Friday that Sorensen's first wife claimed he was violent and emotionally abusive during their two and a half year marriage.
Sorensen has denied the allegations, and told the newspaper that he stepped down because he didn't want the White House to have to deal with this distraction. His exit comes after White House aide Rob Porter resigned following allegations of domestic abuse from two ex-wives. Porter has also denied the allegations calling them simply false.
Reuters has not independently confirmed the allegations. Porter's departure has raised questions about how long it took Trump's team to act on the accusations. Chief of Staff, John Kelly told the reporters on Friday he was informed about Porter's allegations in November, because they were delaying his security clearance. But that he did not know the full extent until this week.