FBI completed Porter background check in July, says Wray

From Reuters - February 13, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday the agency in late July completed a background check for security clearance for former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned amid allegations of domestic abuse by two former wives.

Wrays comments conflict with the White House assertion that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and intelligence agencies had not completed investigations into Porter.

Im quite confident that in this particular instance, the FBI followed established protocols, Wray told Senate Intelligence Committee as the White House faces questions over when it learned about the allegations against Porter.

There was no immediate comment from the White House.

Questions have arisen about how security clearance investigations are handled as the White House grapples with the fallout over the accusations against Porter, who resigned under pressure last week.


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