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FBI Director Christopher Wray disputes when White House knew about Rob Porter
BY JEFF WALKER
          STAFF
Today, in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee FBI Director Christopher Wray provided a completely different timeline as to when White House staff knew about the spousal abuse allegations against former WH staff secretary Rob Porter, then the timeline the WH staff has given over the last week since the scandal broke.

On Monday, WH Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders stated at the daily WH press briefing that the investigation into Porter’s background was ongoing when they learned about the allegations against Porter last week.

Today, at the intelligence hearing Wray disputed the Huckabee-Sander's story, testifying that Porter's background check and the completed report had been given to the WH in late July. The WH then requested further info, which was given to the WH in November and the file on Porter was closed in January.

Huckabee-Sanders further contradicted WH staff's stories on Tuesday when she stated that it was the WH personnel office conducting the investigation.  

On the Sunday WH Legislative Affairs director Marc Short said that FBI officials "Have not completed that investigation." WH Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah stated in the daily press briefing on February 7th that the FBI's investigation into Porter was "ongoing."

The information provided by Wray has increased pressure on WH Chief of Staff John Kelly to resign after it is assumed that Kelly knew of the allegations long before it became public and continued to allow Porter to stay in his role as President Donald Trump's staff secretary.
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POSTED 02/13/2018 17:24