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Maine governor offers job to ex-Trump speechwriter accused of domestic abuse:If the #MeToo movement has heralded a national reckoning on the issues of sexual misconduct and domestic abuse, Maine Gov. Paul LePage didn’t get the memo. Although LePage — a victim of childhood abuse — has long fought against domestic violence, he offered his former staffer David Sorensen his old job back despite the fact that Sorensen resigned his job as a White House speechwriter last month when his ex-wife’s allegations of physical abuse became public. “I told him if he wants to come back, he’s got a job,” the Republican governor said during an interview with conservative radio host Howie Carr on Friday. LePage said he does not believe the allegations and that he never witnessed anything “off-color” in his former policy adviser’s relationship with his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett.”I am 100% behind him,” LePage said, adding that he thought Sorensen’s departure from the White House was “premature.”Sorensen resigned from his job with the Trump administration Feb. 9 as The Washington Post was preparing a story on the alleged abuse after speaking with Corbett. Although he strongly denies the allegations, Sorensen said he resigned to spare the Trump administration — which was already dealing with the fallout of the abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter — any further distractions.

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Although LePage — a victim of childhood abuse — has long fought against domestic violence, he offered his former staffer David Sorensen his old job back despite the fact that Sorensen resigned his job as a White House speechwriter last month when his ex-wife’s allegations of physical abuse became public. “I told him if he wants to come back, he’s got a job,” the Republican governor said during an interview with conservative radio host Howie Carr on Friday. LePage said he does not believe the allegations and that he never witnessed anything “off-color” in his former policy adviser’s relationship with his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett.”I am 100% behind him,” LePage said, adding that he thought Sorensen’s departure from the White House was “premature.”Sorensen resigned from his job with the Trump administration Feb. 9 as The Washington Post was preparing a story on the alleged abuse after speaking with Corbett. Although he strongly denies the allegations, Sorensen said he resigned to spare the Trump administration — which was already dealing with the fallout of the abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter — any further distractions.