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Fox News Host Blames Barack Obama for Domestic Abuse Scandals in Trump's White House

Jeanine Pirro, a former elected judge and district attorney, is a regular defender of U.S. President Donald Trump on Fox News

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Fox News host Jeanine Pirro blames Barack Obama for Rob Porter domestic abuse scandal in Trump's White House, February 10, 2018
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Judge Jeanine Pirro put her own spin on the recent domestic abuse scandals that are rocking the Trump White House - it's Barack Obama's fault. The surprising argument, although Donald Trump himself has long blamed Obama for many of his shortcoming, had "Jeanine Pirro" trending on Twitter Sunday morning - with very little positive being said about her on the social media platform.

Pirro's monologue came a day after the White House confirmed that speechwriter David Sorensen has resigned, becoming the second aide to leave the administration this week amid allegations of domestic abuse.

“You want to stop a four-star general who is running the White House, who believes in chain of command, who makes a decision within forty minutes, because you hate President Trump? Find another scapegoat. You might want to look at the last president,” Pirro said in her show's opening.

A spokesman said Sorensen resigned after being confronted by White House officials.

The Washington Post reported Friday that Sorensen's first wife claimed he was violent and emotionally abusive during their two-and-a-half-year marriage.

Sorensen has denied the allegations and told the newspaper that he stepped down because he "didn't want the White House to have to deal with this distraction."

His exit comes after White House aide Rob Porter resigned following allegations of domestic abuse from two ex-wives.

Porter has also denied the allegations, calling them "simply false."

Reuters has not independently confirmed the allegations.

Porter's departure has raised questions about how long it took Trump's team to act on the accusations.

Chief of Staff John Kelly told reporters on Friday he was informed about Porter's allegations in November because they were delaying his security clearance but that he did not know the full extent until this week.

Reuters contributed to this report

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