House Launches Probe of Rob Porter's White House Role
House Launches Probe of Rob Porter's White House Role
15 February, 2018, 19:50
And Saturday, he appeared to cast doubt on the women's allegations when he tweeted: "Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation".
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent letters to the FBI and White House on Wednesday as his panel opened an investigation into the matter.
Porter resigned last week from his role as staff secretary amid domestic abuse allegations, which he denies.
"The chronology is not favorable for the White House", said Gowdy, who recently announced he is not seeking reelection. "I'll leave that to them", Ryan said. "There's a breakdown in the vetting system and then that breakdown needs to be addressed".
Some officials within the White House and some of the president's outside advisers have singled out Kelly for criticism for his handling of the episode.
Vice President Pence, however, disagreed on Wednesday.
"John Kelly has done a remarkable job as chief of staff for the president of the United States, and I look forward to continuing to work with him for many, many months to come", Pence said.
Mr. Gowdy, South Carolina Republican who chairs the committee, said that he wants to know, not only about the problems in the security clearance process, but how Mr. Another criticized senior colleagues, saying "they're not telling us the truth" about Porter, adding that it has become evident that multiple White House officials knew for some time about the allegations of abuse. Politico first reported his resignation. Soon after that, the agency received a request for a follow-up inquiry, and it provided that information in November.
Porter resigned last week soon after the allegations surfaced. Testimony from the Federal Bureau of Investigation director appeared to contradict the White House account of when Porter's background check was completed. The FBI said it gave the Trump administration information on multiple occasions past year about Porter and that the investigation wrapped up in January.
Porter had been rising in Trump's inner circle and had been talking to Kelly about a promotion before his departure, according to a source familiar with the situation.
He had denied the allegations and alleged that he "was the victim of repeated physical violence" during his marriage.
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