House Oversight Investigating White House Handling Of Rob Porter
14 February, 2018, 19:45 | Author: Brenda Erickson
Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday that there's a "breakdown in the vetting system" for White House jobs that needs to be addressed in the wake of Rob Porter resigning as President Trump's staff secretary over domestic violence allegations.
"How in the hell was he still employed?"
FBI Director Christopher Wray is providing new details that call into question the White House timeline leading up to the departure of former staff secretary Rob Porter.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, pressed by reporters at Tuesday's briefing about Wray's latest account of the timelinne, explained that the White House personnel security office got information past year for what they considered the final background investigation report.
Sanders maintained Tuesday that her statement about an ongoing investigation was accurate because Porter's clearance hadn't received a final sign-off from the White House Office of Personnel Security.
Gowdy told Wray in his letter that the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's comments "may contradict" those made by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who said the White House only learned of the claims against Porter when they were reported in the media on February 6.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether the committee had requested information about how Porter's employment and clearance were handled. The FBI only provides results of its investigations.
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"We do have jurisdiction over the security clearance process - I do not have jurisdiction over the president hires", Gowdy said.
Wray's testimony on Tuesday marked the latest development in a scandal that has called into question the judgment of senior members of the White House staff, put new stress on the administration's already strained credibility with the public, and drawn accusations of tone-deaf handling of abuse allegations.
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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) has been petitioning Gowdy to open a probe into the security clearance issues at the White House, including why a number of aides are working under interim clearances more than a year into the administration. "I beg to differ".
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