By Tyler Durden
Like the old saying goes, revenge is a dish best served up out of nowhere, in the middle of routine Congressional testimony.
And that’s exactly what FBI Director Christopher Wray did Tuesday when, responding to a question from Democratic Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, he blew up White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s alibi in the widening scandal over former staff secretary Rob Porter.
As the Hill reported, Wray offered a “new timeline” of the background check into Porter, who had received a temporary security clearance before his firing, saying the bureau informed the White House of Porter’s history of spousal abuse as early as November,and also in January, shortly after coming across the “new information.” The bureau had formally closed its review of Porter’s security clearance application in July. Investigators had also submitted a partial report into Porter as early as March 2017.
“I can’t get into the content of what was briefed, what I can tell you is the FBI submitted a partial report on the investigation in question in March, and then a completed background investigation in late July,” he said.
“Soon thereafter we received request for follow-up inquiry and we did the follow-up and provided that information in …read more