It’s fairly apparent why Donald Trump has been publicly backing former White House aide Rob Porter in mild of his home abuse scandal. After all, Trump has his personal “alleged” historical past of assaulting ladies (sexually), so it is smart that by defending Porter, he’s additionally defending himself. However, it’s been tough to perceive why Trump and his White House went to such nice lengths to retain Porter on workers. That is, till now. And it has the whole lot to do with defending Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
You see, due to the accusations and proof in opposition to him, Rob Porter simply couldn’t appear to acquire everlasting safety clearance. And whereas the White House might have proven him the door as soon as his short-term clearance expired, they didn’t. Why? Because Jared Kushner has additionally been struggling to acquire his everlasting safety clearance thanks to his secret conferences with the Russians, and since each he and Ivanka failed to disclose these secret conferences on their safety clearance varieties.
Can you think about the controversy had the White House canned Porter for not having the ability to acquire his clearance, but retained Kushner for a similar factor?
Bill Palmer sums it up completely: Because Donald Trump and his White House are such incompetent villains, the Porter story obtained much more consideration and scrutiny. Porter has resigned, so the story is about to cease being about him, and begin being in regards to the failed coverup and the hijinks with safety clearances. In different phrases, that is now a Jared Kushner scandal, and by extension an Ivanka Trump scandal. She failed to disclose Kushner’s conferences on her personal safety clearance varieties. Their White House jobs are actually each on the road. Can Donald Trump afford to maintain them round? He definitely can’t afford to hearth his circle of relatives.