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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

FBI Director Christopher Wray said the bureau completed its investigation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter in July, nearly seven months before Porter was forced to resign over allegations of domestic violence from two ex-wives. That is at odds with the account from White House, which said the Porter investigation was "not complete" at the time of last week's ouster.

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The FBI director testified about the timeline before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday morning. His account renews questions about why the Trump administration allowed Porter to remain in a sensitive job for so long, once information about the allegations against him was available, and how forthcoming the administration has been regarding what it knew about Porter.

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Uh huh.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-02-13 12:23 PM | Reply

In the interest of transparency I am sure the WH will release the background check report from July so we can see it only contained light wife beating.

#Releasethebackgroundcheck

#2 | Posted by bored at 2018-02-13 12:32 PM | Reply

Abusers of women need to stick together and protect each other.

They are soon to become an endangered species.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-13 01:03 PM | Reply

Rick Wilson‏ @TheRickWilson

1/ Again, a normal White House with a real General Counsel and COS would have pulled the trigger on Porter after the FIRST FBI report came back.

2/ Kelly and the rest of them came to believe that the hermetic shield around Trump covers them. It doesn't. Is this the killer scandal of all time? No. It's just part of the mosaic of chronic deception.

3/ *Should* the GC and COS have a standard that doesn't merely reflect the President's "If you love me I love you" mentality? Of course. That's what their actual employers -- the citizens of this country, not Donald Trump -- expect and deserve. DO they? Of course not.

4/ The personal and moral corruption of Trump is universal, inevitable, and tragic. Everyone around him, no matter where they start, ends reduced, stained, lesser for the experience.

Like attracts like and Trump has drawn people to him who are far below par on every front.

5/ The universal character of these fights today is simple; outrage, lunacy, criminality, corruption, racial animus, incompetence, violence against women...all of it will be defended to the last breath by Trump's media enablers and fans.

6/ Neither action or inaction by Trump *ever* has anything but a positive weight.

And with no one to hold him accountable --- in fact, with the majority in Congress actively seeking to prevent *any* accountability for *anything* -- we can expect little else.

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#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-13 01:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Trump believes that because he is now President he can do anything he wants.

Rules be damned.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-13 01:15 PM | Reply

Mrs. Betty Bowers
@BettyBowers
TIMELINE FOR ALL TRUMP PERSONNEL SCANDALS:

1) Hires awful employee;

2) Is warned about employee's awfulness;

3) Does nothing;

4) Employee's problems go public;

5) Employee is, finally, fired; and

6) Everyone lies about the timing and reasons.www.nytimes.com ...

11:29 AM - Feb 13, 2018

#6 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-02-13 01:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

How many verified lies will it take? How many morally bankrupt choices?

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-13 05:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Who is actually hiring all these people?!? Hedley Lemarr?

When The Dotard said "I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull -----, train robbers, bank robbers, ----------, ----------- and Methodists", Lemarr simply replied "Kinky", and went to work...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2018-02-13 05:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

When you're looking to hire people willing to harm the environment, the poor, and the sick for the benefit of the rich, often times wife beating just comes along as part of the sociopathic package.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-02-13 05:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Throughout this ongoing issue with Mr Porter, I've accumulated two main concerns:

1) The number of people working in the Trump Administration in positions that require a permanent high-level security clearance, and do not hold such a security clearance. To me, this is a security issue at the highest levels of our government. How vulnerable are these people to blackmail by less than honorable foreign entities?

2) The continuation of people who are or were in the Trump campaign/administration offering explanations that appear to be quite wrong, or who have trouble recalling what happened or what was said.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-02-13 07:37 PM | Reply

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Sanders' we-didn't-know, we-didn't-realize type of answer is as damning a condemnation as if they had known and did nothing. Both say, in essence, "We didn't care." At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, they all seem to be suffering from WHD -- White House Dysfunction. And our country suffers because of it.

#11 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2018-02-14 03:40 AM | Reply

liar in the white house....hmmmmmm imagine that...

The man and his minions are obviously unprepared for the job ... even as a collective....

#12 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-02-14 07:16 AM | Reply

When The Dotard said "I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull -----, train robbers, bank robbers, ----------, ----------- and Methodists", Lemarr simply replied "Kinky", and went to work...

#8 | POSTED BY CATDOG AT 2018-02-13 05:03 PM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 2

"That's 'Hedly.'" One of the funniest characters in one of the funniest movies ever made.

#13 | Posted by cbob at 2018-02-14 09:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

House Oversight Committee launches probe of Rob Porter scandal as Trump administration story shifts

The probe comes as the White House, more than a week into the scandal, has continued to offer shifting explanations of the circumstances of Porter's now terminated tenure as a top aide to President Donald Trump.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters Wednesday that the White House "clearly" has "work to do to fix their vetting system."

"If a person committing domestic violence gets into government, then there's a breakdown in the system," Ryan said. "There's a breakdown in the vetting system and that breakdown needs to be addressed."

Wednesday morning, the Oversight Committee's chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., sent both White House chief of staff John Kelly and FBI Director Christopher Wray letters asking for details about the security background check of Porter, and the decision to keep him on the job before he quit last week.

www.cnbc.com

lmao.... this is rich... the GOP House investigating the Trump WH.

I see a white wash in their future.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-14 01:19 PM | Reply

another day, another lie, another woman-hating cog in the trump machine = news----------- for 7-8 days, then a big ------- nothing. trump is running rings around all of his opponents...

#15 | Posted by panchovilla at 2018-02-14 07:34 PM | Reply

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