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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:46 AM

Rob Porter - looks like the WH needs to come up with yet another story

White House Let Rob Porter Keep Job Even After Receiving Final F.B.I. Report

WASHINGTON ó The White House changed its story on Tuesday about how it handled allegations of spousal abuse against Rob Porter, the staff secretary who resigned in disgrace last week, conceding that the F.B.I. told White House career officials last summer about problems in Mr. Porterís background check. But members of President Trumpís team said top advisers in the West Wing were kept in the dark.

The White House revised its version of events after testimony on Capitol Hill from the F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, contradicted earlier and shifting claims from the West Wing.

At a previously scheduled Senate hearing on Tuesday about threats against the United States, Mr. Wray, in response to a question about Mr. Porter, said the F.B.I. had given the White House final results in January of its background investigation into the former staff secretary. Mr. Wrayís account was directly at odds with previous assertions by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, and other White House officials who said Mr. Porterís background check was still underway when the domestic violence abuse allegations from his two former wives came to light last week in news reports.

Mr. Wrayís words strongly suggested that Mr. Porter, who had been given an interim security clearance, was allowed to continue serving in his influential post in the West Wing long after officials had received word of the troublesome accusations. Three officials confirmed late Tuesday that the practice of giving interim security clearances to new hires in the White House was halted last fall by Mr. Trumpís chief of staff. Politico first reported the change.


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Mike Nelson Feb 2018 #1

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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:51 AM

1. How about...

...just telling the truth: "We're okay with smacking your wives around when they don't obey." Trump supporters won't care.

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