Porter ex-wife: I shared with the FBI the details of my marriage including protective order, police calls

An ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter says she informed the FBI of her abuse allegations against Porter, including a protective order in 2010 and police calls made regarding Porter.

Proter's ex-wife Jennifer Willoughby told NBC's Kristen Welker in an interview outside her home Thursday that she gave the FBI all the "details of my marriage."

"During the FBI background interview for security clearance, I shared with the FBI all of the details that I shared in previous articles, including access to a protective order from June of 2010, and police calls that I had made to our home," Willoughby explained.

"I shared with them the details of my marriage the same as I have been in the interviews and articles that have come out," she added.  


Willoughby, 39, also shared she believed it was possible that Porter could be blackmailed as a result of the alleged abuse. 

"I actually had difficulty answering that question because I believed that the people who had the power to blackmail him would be the women who had been in personal relationships with him, so in short the answer could be maybe," she explained. 

Willoughby was married to Porter from 2009-2013. 
Porter left the White House on Wednesday, after multiple reports detailed abuse allegations by both of his ex-wives. The allegations surfaced during Porter's FBI background check. 

All White House employees must complete a comprehensive application, known as an SF 86 security clearance form, that includes detailing past activities, behavior and personal contacts. 
The FBI uses that information as part of a background check and informed the administration about the allegations made against Porter upon speaking with his former wives.

"I think it's really unfortunate and I hope that in light of everything that is coming out he will be able to face some of the issues he deals with," Willoughby concluded.