Donald Trump has attacked the FBI time and again for a very long time now, fabricating scandals and spreading them about its leaders. However, it seems the bureau has been in a position to expose considered one of Trump’s lie that he and his White House have been telling for days.
Yesterday, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified earlier than the Senate Intelligence Committee, and was requested about various points, together with the Rob Porter home violence scandal. His reply, nonetheless, seems to contradict what the White House has reported with regard to the timeline of its data of Porter’s scandal.
Apparently, the FBI had been tasked with performing a background verify on Porter, who has been accused of home abuse by two ex-wives, and even briefed the White House on its investigation.
The White House claims they retained Porter on employees as a result of the FBI’s background verify was nonetheless ongoing, and that it was ready for the outcomes. Yet as of yesterday, Wray has testified that the background verify course of was closed months in the past, revealing that the Trump White House was very a lot conscious of Porter’s historical past of beating girls, “allegedly” after all.
“I can’t get into the content of what was briefed to the White House … What I can tell you is that the FBI submitted a partial report on the investigation in question in March. And then a completed background investigation in late July. That soon thereafter, we received request for follow-up inquiry and we did the follow-up and provided that information in November and that we administratively closed the file in January,” Wray stated.
Wray additionally stated that the FBI “received some additional information” earlier this month and “passed that along as well.”
Given Trump’s behavior of getting rid of people that defy him, don’t be shocked if Trump fires FBI Director Wray any second now.