House Oversight Committee probing Trump administration's handling of Rob Porter's employment

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This comes as the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, said that he is investigating interim security clearances and the way they were handled in Porter's case.

That account by FBI Director Christopher Wray challenged the White House assertion that Porter's background "investigation was ongoing" and officials first learned the extent of accusations against him only last week, just before he abruptly resigned. "And if they don't answer them, then they're going to need to give me a really good reason, and you'll learn that reason and you can judge whether or not it's a sufficient reason or not".

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified Tuesday on Capitol Hill that the FBI briefed the White House multiple times on its investigation into Porter past year, contradicting the White House's accounting of when it learned of the allegations against the former staff secretary and the status of the FBI's background check investigation to determine whether Porter could be granted a permanent security clearance. Picture taken August 12, 2017. Two of Porter's ex-wives accused him of physical abuse, and told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents that he could be susceptible to blackmail.

Conway said in an interview on CNN that she had no reason to doubt the women making allegations of abuse against Porter.

The White House and the FBI are at odds again, this time over a background investigation for a top aide to President Donald Trump who has left the administration after accusations of domestic abuse.

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He said chief of staff John Kelly was one person to ask, as is White House counsel Don McGahn, who sources have said had knowledge of abuse allegations.

"And then we administratively closed the file in January, and then earlier this month we received some additional information and we passed that on as well", Wray added in his congressional testimony Tuesday, without elaboration. 'The chronology is not favorable from the White House'.

Trump's updated disclosure form shows that Kushner appears to have tapped three different lines of credit since he began working at the White House. Again, I am biased towards the victims, ' the former federal prosecutor from SC told CNN's New Day.

Conway went on to say that "there's no question" that domestic violence "knows no demographic or geographic bounds", and she understands there is a stigma that surrounds these issues.

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