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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:41 PM

White House Offers New Spin On Rob Porter's Background Check

Source: Talking Points Memo

By Matt Shuham | February 13, 2018 3:59 pm

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At a press briefing Tuesday, reading from prepared remarks that she said were based on information from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House Counsel Don McGahn, Sanders blamed a middleman: the White House Personnel Security Office.

“The White House Personnel Security Office, staffed by career officials, received information last year on what they considered to be the final background investigation report in November,” Sanders said. “But they had not made a final recommendation for adjudication to the White House because the process was still ongoing when Rob Porter resigned.”

“In the view of Personnel Security Office, the FBI’s July report required significant additional investigatory field work before Personnel Security Office could begin to evaluate the information for adjudication,” she continued. “As Director Wray said, information was still coming to the White House Personnel Security Office in February.”

Wray said Tuesday that “the FBI submitted a partial report on the investigation in question in March, and then a completed background investigation in late July,” and “soon thereafter we received requests for follow-up inquiry and we did the follow-up and provided that information in November.” He added: “And then we administratively closed the file in January. And then earlier this month we received some additional information and we passed that on as well.”

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/white-house-offers-new-spin-on-rob-porters-background-check

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C_U_L8R Feb 13 #1
LenaBaby61 Feb 13 #2
underpants Feb 13 #3
AllaN01Bear Feb 13 #4
VMA131Marine Feb 13 #5
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Fred Sanders Feb 13 #7
MontanaMama Feb 13 #8
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:43 PM

1. The buck stops.... over there !!

Not our fault. Nuh-uh.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:45 PM

2. Not our fault. Nuh-uh.

It's Barack Obama's & Hillary Clinton's fault

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:48 PM

3. You know what they hear in Foxworld? DEEP STATE

That's what that statement was meant to convey. Not just "It wasn't our fault!" but "we are being sabotaged!!!"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:59 PM

4. sputter sputt sputt eh? always sputter sputt sputt,. your nose keeps

getting longer and longer each day so just tell the truth . it wont hurt. i remember a peter paul and mary song with the verses in it that go lie . lie . lie . lie .lie .lie . and that was in tricky dicks time .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:59 PM

5. Let the leaking begin

Having just been thrown under the bus and then backed over several times, the staff of the Personnel Security Office now has zero incentive to expedite anything for this administration.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:06 PM

6. Another excuse of the day.....

what excuse will tomorrow bring.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:07 PM

7. Still zero info who had the info....give us a name...or a fall guy even. Total BS.

Congressional investigation under oath is only way to get at the truth.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:33 PM

8. Is the WH Personnel Security Office

even a real thing? Serious question.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:11 PM

9. Democrats need to initiate a GAO Audit of that operation

which is what the GOP did to Clinton after the first year of his first term.

Personnel Security: Pass and Security Clearance Data for the Executive
Office of the President (Letter Report, 10/19/95, GAO/NSIAD-96-20).

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the White House's
procedures for issuing access passes and security clearances since
January 20, 1993, focusing on the: (1) steps involved in the access pass
approval process; and (2) internal controls over the access pass and
security clearance processes.

GAO found that: (1) in 1993, White House access passes for new employees
took an average of 346 days from the employees' start date; (2) in 1994,
the average time for access pass approval fell to 98 days; (3) in 1993,
processing delays were primarily attributable to the time individuals
took to complete security clearance forms and to subsequent actions
taken by the Executive Office of the President; (4) there were no
written time standards for completing the various access pass processes,
except for the goals set by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
during 1993; (5) the White House set a standard in March 1994 that gave
each employee 30 days to complete the security clearance forms; (6) the
FBI raised its goal for completing background investigations from 45
days to 60 days in late 1994; and (7) there is potential for
strengthening controls relating to renewing temporary passes, revoking
passes after separation, and granting security clearances.

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GAOREPORTS-NSIAD-96-20/html/GAOREPORTS-NSIAD-96-20.htm

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:10 PM

10. Is this the Fox interpretation also? Hannitys???

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