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Rob Porter's ex-wife: He asked me to "downplay" abuse

Jennie Willoughby, former White House staff secretary Rob Porter's second ex-wife, told CNN's Anderson Cooper that he had asked her to "downplay" the years of alleged abuse in their marriage that she detailed — without using Porter's name — in an April 2017 blog post.

QuoteAnother thing he wanted me to say was that I had taken liberties with this 'therapeutic post' ... and, when I thought about it, I didn't.
— Jennie Willoughby, Rob Porter's second ex-wife