David Sorensen, a member of the Trump administration’s speechwriting team, has resigned after being accused of domestic abuse, a White House official says.  He is the second administration official to resign this week over domestic abuse allegations, after top White House staffer Rob Porter resigned on Wednesday.   

His Secret Service Code Name was: “LORD BULLSHIT”  

According to a White House official, Sorensen's job with the Council on Environmental Quality did not require a security clearance, but his background check was ongoing. 

The Washington Post reported Sorensen’s resignation Friday evening, and reported that his ex-wife alleged that “he ran a car over her foot, put out a cigarette on her hand, threw her into a wall and grasped her menacingly by her hair while they were alone on their boat in remote waters off Maine’s coast, an incident she said left her fearing for her life.”

The Washington Post reported that it had been working on a story regarding the allegations made by Sorensen’s ex-wife prior to Sorensen's resignation.  Sorensen denied the allegations in a lengthy statement released Friday night to CNN and other media.

“I have never committed violence of any kind against any woman in my entire life," Sorensen wrote in the statement.  “In fact, I was the victim of repeated physical violence during our marriage, not her," he said, adding that he had consulted with an attorney and was "considering legal options to address her defamation."   

The White House said in a statement that it had been made aware of the allegations before The Washington Post reached out regarding the story.   "Before we were contacted by the media, we learned last night that there were allegations," White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement Friday. "We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today."

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