By David A. Graham | The Atlantic | 3 months 1 week ago | Politics
The Rob Porter fiasco has exposed the White House’s duplicity, disorganization, and disregard for domestic violence, but it has also exposed some of the issues with the system for granting security clearance to federal employees. Until his abrupt resignation last week amid allegations of physical and verbal abuse by two ex-wives , Porter had served as staff secretary, handling classified material...
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew Restuccia) | POLITICO | 3 months 1 week ago | Politics
Nine days into the Rob Porter scandal, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is pushing for senior officials who made the decisions surrounding his security clearance to take over the task of explaining—and defending—those decisions to the public. Since Tuesday, when FBI director Chris Wray in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee contradicted her account of how Porter’s...
By | NPR | 3 months 1 week ago | Politics
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Congressman Gerry Connolly, D-Va., about his committee's investigation into Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary who resigned over accusations of domestic violence.
By Ken Meyer | Mediaite | 3 months 1 week ago | Politics
More than a week after Rob Porter resigned from the White House, President Trump has finally offered a statement with his thoughts on domestic violence. Trump allowed the White House press corps to attend his latest meeting in the Oval Office, and as the press was dismissed from the room, reporters shouted questions at him over the abuse scandal surrounding Porter and Chief of Staff John...
By | HuffPost | 3 months 1 week ago | Politics
The Trump administration continues to derail its story on its disastrous handling of domestic abuse allegations against the former staff secretary.
By Alex Pappas | FOX News | 3 months 1 week ago | Politics
Former White House staff secretary Rob Porter was on the verge of a big promotion at the White House before news stories surfaced last week detailing past domestic abuse allegations from two former spouses, Fox News has confirmed.
By Matt Shuham | Talking Points Memo | 3 months 1 week ago | Politics
White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s account of the background check for a former staffer accused of domestic violence differed from the FBI’s account. The White House has claimed — in the face of reports that it knew about the domestic violence allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter long before his ouster — that Rob...
By Sarah Taylor | The Blaze | 3 months 1 week ago | Politics
FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday contradicted White House reports about the timeline concerning former Trump aide Rob Porter’s background check and White House security clearance. What’s the background? Porter, a White House staff secretary, resigned from his position on Wednesday after it was revealed that two of his ex-wives went public with accusations of domestic violence and spousal...
By | Reuters | 3 months 1 week ago | Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday contradicted the White House version of events surrounding the background check for a former top aide accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives, triggering more disarray around the controversy.