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White House had big plans to promote serial wife beater Rob Porter before his history went public

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Rob Porter was so exemplary, he was up for a promotion. That news came just after FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed Tuesday during testimony that the White House knew for months about the former staff secretary’s history of domestic violence. Nonetheless, he was in “serious discussions” to take on bigger roles in Donald Trump’s West Wing, writes CNN:

Porter had been actively lobbying to take on new policy portfolios outside the traditional scope of the staff secretary, one person familiar with the matter said, which included speechwriting duties and a role in planning policy rollouts. Neither of those tasks is traditionally carried out by the staff secretary.

One of the areas Porter was set to delve further into was trade policy, according to the person. Porter was a regular attendee at a weekly trade meeting among top-level administration officials.

He was also being considered for the deputy chief of staff position, another source familiar with the situation said.

John Kelly was reportedly one of Porter’s biggest fans and wanted to be sure he was “being used to his full potential.”

Kelly “definitely wanted to expand his role,” a source familiar tells CNN.

Trump will almost surely have someone’s head over this, as he doesn’t look kindly on bad press generated by others. He prefers being he sole source of his own humiliation.

As the fallout from the Porter scandal has stretched into a new week at the White House, a frustrated President Donald Trump has spent his days phoning allies and associates for advice on how to handle negative coverage, sources familiar with the conversations say.

Trump’s also got that sads that the main focus of his “agenda” might be hampered by the exit of key abusers on his staff.

He is particularly concerned with advancing his immigration proposals, a policy objective that has been helmed by Kelly.

And by “immigration proposals,” he means “deportations.” 

Trump Caught In Massive Lie As FBI Director Says White House Knew About Rob Porter Last Year

Sen. Ron Wyden grilled FBI Director Chris Wray over what and when the FBI told the White House about Rob Porter’s serial domestic violence. Wray said that the FBI gave the White House information about Porter last year. Video: When asked by Sen. Ron Wyden when the White House knew about Porter, FBI Director Christopher […]

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

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 says that Hicks is a strong woman. But her statement implies that those who have been in abusive relationships are not strong.

I beg to differ.

Recognizing and surviving in an abusive relationship take strength. The abuse can be terrifying, life-threatening and almost constant. Or it can ebb and flow, with no violence for long periods. It’s often the subtler forms of abuse that inflict serious, persistent damage while making it hard for the victim to see the situation clearly.

Holderness pointed out that “Abuse often doesn’t manifest itself early on—only later, when you’re in deep and behind closed doors. The really ugly side of Rob’s abuse only came out after we married, following three years of dating.” So Porter could be treating Hicks wonderfully right now and abuse could still lie down the road—something Conway should damn well know. After all, the man has abused two wives and one girlfriend that we know of. And, as Holderness writes, “smarts” and strength were required to get away from him. It takes strength to go to your Mormon bishop and talk about abuse and it takes more strength to leave when you’re counseled to stay. It takes strength to stand up for the truth when the White House is sending people out to praise your abuser.

As for “smarts,” however charming Porter is in person, anyone in the White House who believes Porter’s ridiculous explanations for the most egregious reported examples of his abuse should question themselves. Seriously, this guy is supposed to be such a shining intellect and yet his explanations seem to come out of some Clumsy Abuser Excuses 101 book.

John Kelly Committed A Crime By Letting Rob Porter Handle Classified Info Without Security Clearance

After it was reported that Trump chief of staff John Kelly let Rob Porter continue to handle classified information after his security clearance expired, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) noted that Kelly committed a crime and must resign if the report is accurate. Politico Magazine reported: In Porter’s case, the interim security clearances had been temporary: […]

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'Cousin Love!' Rob Kardashian Shows Daughter Dream Giving Big Cousin North a Sweet Hug

Dream Kardashian loves her big cousin North West!

On Saturday, Rob Kardashian — who shares his 1-year-old daughter with ex Blac Chyna — shared a series of photos of Dream hugging North, 4.

Each dressed in their pajamas — with Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West‘s oldest wearing a cream-colored fluffy robe and matching slippers —the two girls looked cute as can be.

“Awwww GOOD Morning 😇,” Kardashian captioned the first shot. “Cousin love 💕 North & Dream 😍😍.”

He tweeted as second pic, which showed Dream holding North even closer, with a simple message: “Awwww.”

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RELATED: 41 Impossibly Cute Photos of Dream Kardashian

The youngest Kardashian has been keeping a low media profile in the wake of his explosive social media tirade against his ex-fiancée and mother of his child this past summer.

While he doesn’t frequently post photos of himself, he does share photos or clips of Dream.

The last time his followers caught up with him was in mid-January when he shared videos of his daughter during some bonding time as she sucked on her purple bottle and moved to the dance music playing in the background.

He added some kiss emojis emanating from Dream’s head like a halo.

Sharing the video on Twitter, Kardashian captioned the precious moment with two angel-face emojis.

RELATED VIDEO: Rob Kardashian Shares Fun Afternoon With Daughter Dream

“He only cares about and loves spending time with her, but that’s about it,” an insider told PEOPLE in December. “He doesn’t seem excited about anything else.”

On Jan. 1, Kardashian denied the assault claims brought against him by Chyna who accused him of physical abuse in April.