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FBI Director Destroys White House Lie About Domestic Abuse Scandal

FBI Director Destroys White House Lie About Domestic Abuse Scandal

The shock and awe emanating from the White House about Porter aren't so much a commentary on the man, but are testament to the surreal and potentially perilous incompetence surrounding the president.

According to CNN, Wray said White House chief of staff John Kelly had been made aware of the allegations against Porter before they were made public.

The Clintons famously operated as if the rules didn't apply to them.

In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Wray pointed out a contradictory and frequently changing storyline from the White House about a scandal that has engulfed the West Wing.

The White House says Americans issued their verdict on all of that when they elected Trump.

On Tuesday, among other talking points and deflections, she suggested that a delay in personnel processing by White House "career officials" was to blame in explaining why the White House and FBI explanations were so different.

"The FBI submitted a partial report on the investigation in question in March".

Morning of February 7, 2018: DailyMail.com informs the White House that it will publish Holderness's claims along with the photos of her black eye; the report is published.

And, yet, that's precisely what the Trump administration has been doing, beginning with the president himself.

"He also, as you probably know, says he's innocent and I think you have to remember that", Trump said. The official wasn't authorised to discuss the matter and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Wray's testimony upended the White House's timeline of the events that led to Porter's departure, contradicting the contention of top officials that his background investigation was "ongoing" at the time of his resignation last week. We realize in retrospect that we should not have expected Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and senior adviser Gary Cohn to behave any more admirably in the context of Trump's responses to Charlottesville neo-Nazis than Trump's non-Jewish advisers.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters at a daily briefing that its personnel security office had not finished making a recommendation on Rob Porter's security clearance even though the Federal Bureau of Investigation had finished its investigation.

Porter's two former wives, who accuse him of physically and emotionally abusing them during their marriages, both say they informed FBI investigators conducting his background check of the incidents in January of last year.

The White House has claimed that Porter's clearance was held up by competing offices.

The president still hammers at his vanquished 2016 rival, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, whom he once threatened to throw in prison.

There was a big problem with the statement: Hicks is currently dating Porter. Savarino said the report then is sent to the agency - in Porter's case, the White House- that requested the investigation. "Being strong - with excellent instincts and loyalty and smarts - does not inoculate a person against abuse", she explains. "It's difficult being a Republican woman to have to fight through that all the time". FBI director Christopher Wray talked about the need to build partnerships with the tech community (DHS Secretary Nielson is actually in Silicon Valley this week) - and that may be an opening for a more productive conversation between the two sectors.

No doubt this vexes people who benefited from the free-for-all atmosphere of the pre-Kelly days. The internal finger-pointing confuses the American public and undermines confidence in our clearance systems and our institutions. There would be no crisis of sexual abuse and harassment had supervisors throughout the country guaranteed victims fair treatment in their workplaces.

While the background investigation was closed in January, he said, the FBI "received some additional information" after the file was closed and passed that on to the White House as well.