FBI: We Told White House About Rob Porter Three Times Before He Resigned

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FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday contradicted the White House timeline of how it handled—or didn’t—domestic-abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter.

During a Senate intelligence hearing on Tuesday, Wray testified that the FBI informed the White House as early as March 2017 about at least some of the findings of a background check on Porter as part of his security-clearance application.

During an exchange with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Wray was asked whether the bureau’s background investigation and its findings could affect Porter’s security clearance for working in the White House.

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