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Porter timeline skewed; Wray says FBI inquiry finished in January

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published February 14, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, center, and then White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, right, arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

The FBI director, Christopher Wray, said Tuesday that the bureau's background investigation into Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary who resigned after spousal-abuse allegations, was formally closed in January. But the White House allowed Porter to continue serving in his post until the accusations surfaced publicly in news reports last week.

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WGT says... February 14, 2018 at 6:21 a.m.

Vote. Every republican, down to the local dog catcher, must be voted out. republicans are the reason this mess is what it is. Reagan slid his foot in the door. Palin ended up being the flashy smiling, arms raised, hands waving culmination of ludicrous impact, the lowest of the bar to catapult over, and trump has lowered the bar even more. Vote.

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RBear says... February 14, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.

WGT I wouldn't go that far. Some need to go, but when there is not an acceptable alternative on the ballot you vote for the Republican. I've done that several times in Texas and did it in Arkansas recently.
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With regards to the timeline, SHS almost stumbled over her words trying to cover up the lying by the WH on Porter. Kelly and some of his team pretty much botched this, ignoring a potential problem to keep Porter in his job. It was like they were hoping it would go away. But it wasn't and they ended up looking like fools trying to manage the issue. Trump hasn't helped matters with his responses on this.

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BOLTAR says... February 14, 2018 at 7:49 a.m.

The paper certainly buried the lead on this story: "But [Wray] said that after the partial report in March, the FBI gave the White House 'a completed background investigation' on Porter in late July."
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This information lengthens the malfeasance timeline by many months.

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BOLTAR says... February 14, 2018 at 7:59 a.m.

I agree with WGT and the recent article in The Atlantic (if memory serves). We need to vote for no Republicans - period. Even ineffective non-Republicans who manage to qualify for the ballot can serve as placeholders who deny control of statehouses and other governing bodies from the enablers of the corrupt party of oligarchs and religious zealots.

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RBear says... February 14, 2018 at 8 a.m.

We will disagree there Boltar. I hate place-holder candidates as they don't serve the public and can do more damage than good.

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23cal says... February 14, 2018 at 8:09 a.m.

" The case has raised questions about the credibility of President Donald Trump's most senior advisers and their awareness of serious allegations against an aide who had access to some of the nation's most sensitive information."
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No doubt the "But her e-mails had classified information" bunch will no doubt be making the welkin ring with their shrieks of outrage over this security faux pas.
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Joke. Of course the two-faced partisan hypocrites won't.

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BOLTAR says... February 14, 2018 at 8:27 a.m.

Better a loathsome, incompetent Trump than a loathsome, competent Pence.

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hah406 says... February 14, 2018 at 8:36 a.m.

More lies out of the Trump White House. Do they realize they wouldn't have one self-imposed crisis after another if they would just tell the truth. I thought Sarah Sanders was going to injure herself yesterday trying to step around all the lies. But bottom line is no one should be working with classified information if they can't get a security clearance.

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BOLTAR says... February 14, 2018 at 8:59 a.m.

Okay, RBear. Time to start calling each other names and questioning each other's sexual orthodoxy.

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TimberTopper says... February 14, 2018 at 9:29 a.m.

Nothing new here. Trump and his WH lies and the FBI tells the truth on the matter. Witch hunt? I think NOT!

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