Sen. Hatch's former Chief of Staff resigns from White House position amid domestic abuse allegations

Senator Orrin Hatch's former Chief of Staff, Rob Porter, resigned from his position in the White House Wednesday amid allegations of domestic violence.

Porter was serving as White House staff secretary. According to CNN, Porter denied the allegations.

"These outrageous allegations are simply false," he said in his statement. "I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign."

The allegations were first reported by the Daily Mail earlier this week.

Senator Orrin Hatch sent the following statement to the media following Porter's resignation announcement:

"I am heartbroken by today's allegations. In every interaction I've had with Rob, he has been courteous, professional and respectful. My staff loved him and he was a trusted adviser. I do not know the details of Rob's personal life. Domestic violence in any form is abhorrent. I am praying for Rob and those involved," Hatch said.

Porter joined the White House at the beginning of President Trump's administration.

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