Kelly himself remained behind in Washington, as did the top policy adviser Stephen Miller.A person familiar with West Wing dynamics said Porter has expressed interest in an elevated policy role over the past weeks, beyond the position he currently holds.Kelly imposed a strict system of information flow to the President, elevating the importance of Porter's task in managing the documents, news clipping, and briefing books that entered the Oval Office.He was also seen as a neutral arbiter between warring West Wing factions, helping bridge gaps between those who worked on Trump's campaign and the faction of aides who came from other Republican circles.A lawyer, Porter also participated in the process of legal vetting the myriad documents that require the President's signature.Porter's role was under-the-radar, and Trump himself remained largely unfamiliar with him for weeks before his role was explained.He's been approached by private sector firms over the past several months with offers to leave the administration, and has considered them, but told colleagues earlier this year that he wasn't planning on leaving the White House, the person said.
The couple went to the Canary Islands for their honeymoon in the summer of 2003, when Holderness said Porter kicked her thigh during a fight.
At that point, I was scared, and he also wasn't supposed to be there to begin with," she said."We were in a fight and I disengaged from the fight after screaming at each other.
I took a shower and Rob followed me fairly shortly after and grabbed me from the shower by my shoulders up close to my neck and pulled me out to continue to yell at me," she said.
"He immediately saw the look of shock and terror on my face and released me and apologized and attempted to make things right."Both Holderness and Willoughby were contacted by a woman claiming to be Porter's girlfriend in 2016.
In Facebook and text messages reviewed by CNN, the woman, described "repeated abuse" from Porter and sought help from the ex-wives on how to leave him."I work in politics, and despite Rob's repeated abuse, some of which I think many know about, he continues to rise and I'm afraid to go against him," the woman wrote to Holderness in December 2016. I wanted to reach out and hear your story if you are willing to share -- as well as how you broke out of it with him and mostly, how you recovered.""Rob was abusive, degrading, a liar and a cheater and during the course of my relationship with him, I found out that he was to others, too," the woman wrote to Willoughby in February 2016.Too bad he f*****d the producer @mandi06.” Chelsea Houska‘s producer Mandi Venturino, who has worked as a segment producer for Messer in the past, seemingly denied the affair by tweeting, “#Alternativefacts #fakenews.” But Calvert is already moving on, as he asked followers for “places to hit up” in Pittsburgh before going out with friends.