How Long Can The White House Run On Interim Security Clearances?

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Alternatively, perhaps the source of the "Kelly coverup" quote was an ally of one of the people whom Kelly has pushed out of the White House since he took the chief-of-staff job, last July.

The White House has offered different explanations for how Porter remained at the White House, and chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE has come under heavy criticism - including from prominent supporters of Trump.

The White House has repeatedly claimed the background investigation was ongoing as the allegations of violence came to light, including photos of an ex-wife's facial bruising and graphic descriptions of abuse from another wife. The main question is whether Chief of Staff John Kelly, who was likely grooming Porter for a deputy chief of staff position, was aware of the allegations. The report included abuse allegations by Porter's two ex-wives, a person familiar with the matter said.

Gowdy told CNN that the committee launched a probe Tuesday night into Porter's employment and when White House officials knew about the domestic violence allegations levied against him.

He reiterated: "I'm totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind".

President Donald Trump and other top officials have said they did not know about the accusations until they became headlines in the news. "So now you hear it, but you all know it".

Murphy's bill, her office stated in a news release, aims to codify what she called the "Coats Rule", referencing Dan Coats, President Donald Trump's director of national intelligence, who declared in congressional testimony this week that individuals with interim security clearances should have limited access to secret information. It has been in focus for a week now. Kelly facing something of a colonel's coup inside the white house. Perhaps it could have been someone in the White House press office who was furious about being asked to tell a story so full of holes that it quickly fell apart.

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Often, though, that is the case when it comes to domestic abuse.

He also had been dating White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, according to multiple accounts. That's from white house aides, Cecilia. Politico reported that once he was briefed on the allegations, Kelly told staff Porter "was gone 40 minutes later".

Ryan's comments and word of the House probe followed a day after the Federal Bureau of Investigation contradicted the White House over the Porter accusations.

That is what is usually done when a White House is trying to circle the wagons and keep someone on board, not fire them. This is a process that isn't - doesn't operate within the white house.

Kelly reportedly said he decided Porter had to go 40 minutes after finding out, sometime last week.

Gowdy asked for the information by Wednesday, Feb. 28th.

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