Congress is investigating White House's handling of Rob Porter

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At a press conference on Wednesday, reporters reminded the Speaker that Trump has refused to publicly condemn former White House staffer Rob Porter for allegedly abusing his ex-wives and that the president has also declined to make a more generalized statement against domestic violence.

The revelation of the policy change revealed in the email comes as senior White House officials have struggled to explain why they allowed Porter to stay in his position, despite the existence of a protective order granted to one of his ex-wives. Kelly does not enjoy the confidence of an increasing number of his subordinates, some of whom said they believe that the retired four-star Marine Corps general has misled them.

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.

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"We are directing inquiries to people that we think have access to information we don't have". "You can call it official, you can call it unofficial, those words don't mean anything to me". The FBI is not responsible for issuing security clearances - that's done through the White House. Fox News is told, however, that Kelly is not being pushed out.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, pressed by reporters at Tuesday's briefing about Wray's latest account of the timelinne, explained that the White House personnel security office got information past year for what they considered the final background investigation report. The FBI only provides results of its investigations. "As Director Wray said, information was still coming to the White House personnel security office in February", she said. Such a breakdown, Ryan said, needs to be "addressed".

Gowdy, unfortunately, appears to be focusing his investigation on the FBI, and not the White House.

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