Tag Archives: Rob Porter

Kelly Orders Overhaul Of Security Clearance Process

The New York Times reports: John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, ordered an overhaul of the process for granting security clearances, acknowledging that mistakes and shortcomings were exposed by the handling of marital abuse allegations against one of President Trump’s top aides. In a five-page memo distributed Friday afternoon to White House staff, Mr. Kelly suggested that …

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Trump Finally Breaks Silence On Rob Porter: Everyone Knows I’m Totally Opposed To Domestic Violence

CBS News reports: President Trump gave his first personal, full-throated condemnation of domestic violence Wednesday since the controversy surrounding former White House aide Rob Porter. “I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind, everyone knows that. And it almost wouldn’t even have to be said. So now you hear it. But you all know it,” the president said …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Mediaite reports: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will meet the press corps in a briefing set for 1:00 p.m. ET. What will she likely be asked about today? There are still many questions as to the timeline of events in the Rob Porter scandal, which has led to the opening of an oversight committee probe by Rep. Trey …

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GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy Reveals Launch Of US House Probe Into Rob Porter Employment Scandal [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) revealed that Congress has launched an investigation into White House staff secretary Rob Porter’s employment despite credible allegations of domestic abuse. Gowdy, who announced his retirement from Congress earlier this month, told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota the House Oversight Committee he chairs opened an investigation Tuesday into the Porter scandal. “We did last night,” …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Today should be another Porter-palooza. The Associated Press reports: The White House will hold a press briefing Tuesday afternoon with press secretary Sarah Sanders. The briefing is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. EST. President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that it’s now or never when it comes to extending protections for young immigrants who have stayed in the country illegally. …

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REPORT: Accused Wife Beater Rob Porter Was Up For White House Promotion When News Broke [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: You can’t make this up. With FBI Director Christopher Wray contradicting the White House’s story on when they knew about the allegations that ex-staffer Rob Porter abused his ex-wives, CNN is now reporting that Porter was under consideration for a promotion when the accusations publicly surfaced last week. “We’re learning not only did he take an important role …

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BOOM: FBI Contradicts WH On Porter Timeline [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday the agency in late July completed a background check for security clearance for former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned amid allegations of domestic abuse by two former wives. Wray’s comments conflict with the White House assertion that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and intelligence agencies had not completed …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Patch.com reports: The White House will host a press briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at 2 p.m. on Monday. Likely topics include President Trump’s proposed $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan and the status of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who has come under fire for his handling of the domestic violence allegations involving former White House Staff …

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Trump Whines About “Fake News” For 1000th Time

The Hill reports: President Trump ripped the news media on Sunday, saying the press does not want to cover positive stories. The tweet comes as the White House is facing major backlash for its handling of domestic abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter. Porter resigned last week, but chief of staff John Kelly reportedly knew for months that …

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Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway Makes Morning Show Rounds In Defense Of John Kelly [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday that President Trump has full confidence in chief of staff John Kelly amid the fallout from abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter. “I spoke with the president last night about this very issue and he wanted me to reemphasize to everyone, including this morning that he has …

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REPORT: John Kelly May Be On His Way Out

CNN reports: White House chief of staff John Kelly did not formally tender his resignation to President Donald Trump on Friday, but he did make clear that he would resign if the President wanted him to, a source with knowledge of the matter told CNN. Talk of Kelly’s viability as chief of staff reached a fever pitch on Friday afternoon …

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Biden Blasts Trump’s Praise For Rob Porter: That’s Like Saying An Axe Murderer Is A Great Painter [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden reacted to comments made today by President Trump about the outgoing White House aide accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives. During a speech in Indiana talking about sexual assault, Biden read the statement from Trump that, while not mentioning the victims, did say the White House wishes Porter well. The former VP …

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Trump Praises Aide Accused Of Domestic Abuse, Wishes Him Well, Hopes He Has “Wonderful Career” [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: President Trump, who had gathered the press in the Oval Office Friday afternoon to share that he had donated money to a family with a father battling cancer, commented on now-former White House aide Rob Porter, who resigned over allegations of spousal abuse. The president said the White House wishes him well, noting that it is a …

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REPORT: White House Fingered Corey Lewandowski As Behind “Smear Campaign” Against Top Aide Rob Porter

The Daily Beast reports: On Tuesday afternoon, senior White House officials reached out to Sen. Orrin Hatch’s (R-UT) office with an urgent request. They needed the Utah Republican to put together a statement praising his former chief of staff and then-White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter. At issue was a story that was about to pop from the British tabloid, …

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Trump Calls Reince Priebus To Bitch About John Kelly As Rob Porter Scandal Continues To Roil White House

The New York Times reports: Among the many people agitated this week over John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, was President Trump. And among the people the president called to express dissatisfaction, according to those close to him, was none other than Reince Priebus, the previous chief of staff, who also irritated Mr. Trump. The idea that …

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White House Knew About Domestic Abuse Allegations But Worked To Keep Rob Porter On Staff Anyway

Talking Points Memo reports: When White House staff secretary Rob Porter announced Wednesday that he would resign following allegations of domestic abuse, the White House was still circulating statements defending Porter. However, despite the White House’s projection of ignorance about the accusations against Porter, several reports reveal that administration officials were aware of the allegations from Porter’s ex wives before …

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WH Official Resigns After Domestic Abuse Allegations

The Washington Post reports: A senior White House official announced Wednesday he will resign following allegations by his two ex-wives of physical and emotional abuse. The official, Rob Porter, served as the staff secretary and often controlled the paper flow to President Trump’s desk, along with his daily schedule. Porter also oversaw the White House’s policy implementation process and worked …

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