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White House tries to deflect questions about Porter's security clearance [View all]

Source: Politico

02/12/2018 07:20 PM EST

President Donald Trumpís White House on Monday said it relies on law enforcement to determine which background issues disqualify people from top jobs, as his administration seeks to distance itself from the controversy over a former aide who was accused of domestic abuse.

But people familiar with the process for obtaining clearance for senior officials said the FBIís background check process does not include making any final decisions or recommendations ó and that the White House should have been closely involved in any decision to give Rob Porter a security signoff.

The White House has come under scrutiny after it became clear that Porter, as well as dozens of other officials, had been working without a permanent security clearance. White House officials were aware of at least the broad outlines of the accusations against Porter by two ex-wives before the news became public last week and led to his exit.


But an FBI official said the bureau typically does not determine who receives a security clearance or even make recommendations........................

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/12/porter-security-clearance-white-house-406531

Sarah needs to delve because this is not going away!

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is pictured. | Getty Images

Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters she did not want to delve into the details of the clearance process, but she said the White House deferred to law enforcement on such decisions. | Win McNamee/Getty Images

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