February 8, 2018

NO ONE HATES JUST MEXICANS:

White House officials knew about Porter's abuse allegations and scrambled to protect him (Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak and Dan Merica,  February 7, 2018, CNN)

Porter's ex-wives detailed the allegations to the FBI over the course of a routine background check, they told CNN's MJ Lee on Wednesday. A year into the administration, Porter does not hold a security clearance.

By early fall, it was widely known among Trump's top aides -- including chief of staff John Kelly -- both that Porter was facing troubles in obtaining the clearance and that his ex-wives claimed he had abused them. No action was taken to remove him from the staff.

Instead, Kelly and others oversaw an elevation in Porter's standing. He was one of a handful of aides who helped draft last week's State of the Union address. He traveled instead of Kelly to the World Economic Forum in Davos last month. 

Posted by at February 8, 2018 3:40 AM

  

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