MY ONLY QUESTION WHY WAS HE IN THAT JOB WITH NO SECURITY CLEARANCE AT ALL! I have been through the clearance process it’s not fun, and yes I did get mine in only four months!
White House Counsel Donald McGahn knew one year ago that staff secretary Rob Porter’s ex-wives were prepared to make damaging accusations about him but allowed him to serve as an influential gatekeeper and aide to President Trump without investigating the accusations, according to people familiar with the matter.Chief of Staff John F. Kelly learned this fall about the allegations of spousal abuse and that they were delaying Porter’s security clearance amid an ongoing FBI investigation. But Kelly handed Porter more responsibilities to control the flow of information to the president.
Porter, who denied the “vile” allegations, resigned Wednesday after the ex-wives’ accounts of years of verbal and physical abuse were published, along with graphic pictures of Colbie Holderness, his first wife, bruised from what she said was a punch to the face.
The episode has thrust Trump’s senior-most aides, many of whom have already been embroiled in the controversy related to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, into yet another crisis.
The White House is under increasing pressure to explain why Rob Porter was kept in a key role while top Trump officials were aware for months of at least some of the serious allegations against him.
Source: Top White House officials knew of abuse allegations against top aide for months