The House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into the scandal involving former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) confirmed Wednesday. Porter resigned last week after his ex-wives went public with claims of physical and verbal abuse, although it was reportedly widely known in the West Wing last fall that Porter's lack of security clearance was due in part to the charges. Gowdy vowed to "direct questions to the FBI ... and if they don't answer them, then they're going to need to give me a really good reason." President Trump addressed the issue of domestic violence for the first time Wednesday, saying, "I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind."

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