Top White House policy aide Stephen Miller has been accused of abusing himself by yelling at his face in the mirror when he shaves, making disparaging remarks about his empty social life when he eats dinner alone, and wishing he were anyone other than the most disliked person in Washington when he wakes up in the morning.
The accusation, which was first reported by The Guardian of London, is based on an extensive interview with Miller by the publication and corroborated by Miller’s neighbor, who says she hears “abusive, expletive-filled language” every night between Miller and his bathroom mirror.
“We immediately informed authorities once we learned of this and tried to get a protective order out as soon as we could,” says Liam McCourtney, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, which also first reported allegations of spousal abuse by former White House staff secretary Rob Porter. “Normally we wouldn’t put our independence at risk by getting the police involved, but what we heard appeared to be a crime in the making, so we felt someone should step in and prevent him from being alone witih himself.”
Miller’s neighbor, who neither The Guardian nor the police would identify to protect her privacy, says she shared with the police pictures she had taken of Miller berating himself for being such a jerk as he walked to his car one morning. “I felt so bad for him,” she says. “To talk about himself in such a terrible way, no one should have to endure that. People like him should really not be left alone.”
Miller didn’t return a phone call or answer an email seeking comment. But White House Chief of Staff John Kelly issued a statement saying it takes any allegations of abuse seriously and is looking into the matter. But, as of right now, it is giving Miller the benefit of the doubt. “We have nothing but the utmost confidence in the integrity and professionalism of Stephen Miller,” said Kelly. “He’s an integral member of our team. Should our review find the allegations credible, we will, of course, take appropriate action. But nothing we have seen so far suggest there’s anything to these allegations.”
Miller has caused a stir in Washington for his hard-line views on immigration and his willingness to challenge any criticism of President Trump. He made a name for himself in the early days of the administration by saying the President’s power “will not be questioned” when critics took issue with the administration’s first attempt at a Muslim ban.
President Trump, at a press conference this morning, said he’s inclined to believe Miller. “He says he didn’t do it,” Trump said. “He totally denies it. Kelly’s looking into it, but I don’t think he’ll find anything. Miller’s a great guy and we need him on our team. We expect he’ll be on our team a month from now and a year from now. In fact, we need more people on our team who are like him.”
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