Raj Shah Holds White House Briefing Focusing on Rob Porter Amid Allegations of Abuse

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 1:37 PM PT — Thurs. February 8, 2018

White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah held the first press briefing of his career.

White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah speaks during the daily press briefing in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP/Photo)

Much of the briefing focused on the subject of outgoing House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, following allegations of past spousal abuse coming to light.

Shah called the allegations “credible, serious, and deeply troubling.”

He noted that the White House could have done better in handling the situation.

However, he also said a background check was ongoing.

The administration accepted Porter’s resignation on Wednesday.

Shah also touched on the spending bill, saying the president supports the two year spending bill and believes it’s important to keep funding the military.

The deputy press secretary also said all options remain on the table for North Korea, and the goal is for denuclearization of the the peninsula.