The House Speaker did seem tongue-tied at one point, nearly suggesting that he didn't know what Trump had said about Porter, though that is common knowledge, and then switching tacts mid-sentence to refer, instead, to Porter's alleged actions.
The White House continues to stand by Chief of Staff John Kelly despite calls for his resignation.
Former aide Rob Porter worked at the White House for months with a temporary security clearance but recently resigned after news media reports he had abused two ex-wives, which security experts have said would make him vulnerable to blackmail.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether the committee had requested information about how Porter's employment and clearance were handled.
"We are directing inquiries to people that we think have access to information we don't have". "I'm going to direct questions to the Federal Bureau of Investigation that I expect them to answer". "You can call it official, you can call it unofficial, those words don't mean anything to me". How do you have any job if you have credible allegations of domestic abuse?
"Absolutely", Ryan replied. "Look, I can't speak for what [Rob Porter] did because I don't even know the answer to that".
"They clearly have work to do to fix their vetting system", he added.
On Tuesday FBI Director Christopher Wray decimated White House talking points that it did not know about the allegations that Porter physically and emotionally abused both his ex-wives. Gowdy said. "The chronology is not favorable for the White House".
"The White House personnel security office, staffed by career officials, received information previous year in what they considered to be the final background investigation report in November", Sanders said.
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Shannon Abraham from Reno, Nevada, said she spent dozens of hours designing and making her elaborate silver-sequined dress. Rex, which is the city's oldest parading group, decorated 21 of their 28 floats with images of the city's history.
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But that measure, from the Senate's most hawkish Republicans on immigration , is unlikely to gain much, if any Democratic support. A group of GOP senators introduced the president's proposed framework as an amendment on Monday.
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Ross and members of the Dora Milaje , Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda , the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K.
But Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 , which was rumored to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor as well, will apparently skip it. The semi-transparent nature of Samsung's OLED Infinity Displays lowers the accuracy of the optical fingerprint scanners.
If Vella is not satisfied with Germany's proposals, he has threatened to file a case with the European Court of Justice. When it comes to making ticketless rides a reality, there are some pretty big questions that need to be answered first.
In 2015, two men dressed as women tried to ram a stolen vehicle through the gate of the NSA headquarters at Fort Meade. Local fire and police departments had said earlier on Twitter they were responding to a possible shooting incident.
Hindu refugees cleared for repatriation to Myanmar
They assured that the European Union and its parliament will continue to extend full support to Bangladesh to solve the crisis. The outflow of Rohingya people from Rakhine State continues, although at a lower rate, said Jenca.
Instagram To Test Screenshots Alerts For Stories
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Soil search unearths new class of antibiotics
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Flynn the bichon frise named Westminster best in show
The groups are terriers, toy dogs, working dogs, herding dogs, sporting dogs, non-sporting dogs, and hounds . A total of about 3,200 dogs competed during Westminster events this week. "There was no wasted time".
Arizona woman wakes up with British accent
FAS is easier to understand when you think about the minute changes that characterize what we perceive to be an accent. Rare as it can be, a woman from Texas suffering debilitating headaches woke up with a British accent .