Second White House aide resigns due to domestic abuse allegations
A White House speechwriter resigned Friday after his former wife claimed that he was violent and emotionally abusive during their turbulent two-and-a-half-year marriage — allegations that he vehemently denied, saying she was the one who victimized him.
The abrupt departure of David Sorensen, a speechwriter who worked under senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, came as The Washington Post was reporting on a story about abuse claims by his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett. Corbett told The Post that she described his behavior to the FBI last fall as the bureau was conducting a background check of Sorensen.
White House officials said they learned of the accusations by Sorensen’s wife Thursday night, before The Post contacted the White House for comment.
Sorensen has denied the accusations, but how did he get clearance? [Editor note: He apparently did not have clearance for classified information.] Corbett stands by her allegations and has numerous witnesses who said she told them of the abuse at the time. She also told the FBI about the abuse when they came to interview her for Sorensen’s background check.
In one of several interviews with The Post, Corbett called it “scary” that someone like her ex-husband had access to the White House after what she told the FBI.
“Everyone can think you’re the most wonderful guy, but you’re throwing women into walls by night,” she said.
Making matters worse, when Trump found out Steve Bannon had been accused of domestic abuse, he gave Bannon one of his adolescent nicknames, calling him “Bam Bam.”
Was just told, by person present, that Trump referred to Bannon as Ã¢Â€ÂœBam BamÃ¢Â€Â after allegations of domestic abuse surfaced against him (Bannon) during the campaign. Trump told ppl: Ã¢Â€ÂœDonÃ¢Â€Â™t worrry abt Bam Bam, heÃ¢Â€Â™s locked away in a room working 20 hrs a day. He never comes out.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€Â” Eliana Johnson (@elianayjohnson) January 4, 2018
Donald Trump has ZERO respect of women. None.