For a month, Sean Hannity, and most of the Republicans, have allowed the White House to launch a wicked campaign against the FBI, claiming it had it out for Trump via Steele. This cover-up, is…………………GONE WITH THE WIND!
I might end up THE LAST REPUBLICAN STANDING. My daughter and her Tea Party lover humiliated me, called me insane and a parasite. His father wanted my grandson, wanted an heir to carry on his seed, because at forty, Bill Cornwell, could not conceive. People have done dark and evil things to me. The stock market is tumbling. Is there a REAL GOD, and, He’s seen enough?
My never ending autobiography ‘Capturing Beauty’ has turned into an epic novel, a history book. I have compared myself to Jonah. Several times I have been called ‘The Reluctant Messiah’. When I told Christine I was hitchhiking to New York, in January in 1963, she started crying.
“Please take me with you. Don’t leave me here with the monster.”
Three months earlier we had posed as husband and wife, and went looking for an apartment. She begged me to get her away from Rosemary. Christine was sixteen. Lonnie said she was protective of Hope Hicks, and feared she may already been abused. Hope’s life is utterly ruined. Porter did this to her. He knew what kind of man he was. How about our Commander in Chief whose job it is to protect all American citizens from the Big Bad Wolf. Did Trump have the goods on this couple, and was using this info to guarantee their loyalty to him – just him? Did Melania, the ex-model, suspect Porter did not have the right stuff? How about Ivanka?
In January 2017, senior Trump aide Rob Porter approached White House Counsel Don McGahn to inform him that his security clearance background check might return derogatory information, CBS News has learned.
McGahn told Porter to rest assured there was a process in place for the background check, and he should let the FBI process play out. In the meantime — which extended to this week — Porter would work under an interim security clearance.
In June 2017, Porter’s preliminary file was sent from the FBI to the White House security office. It contained information from his ex-wives alleging abuse. The file never went to McGahn personally, but it may have gone to another attorney in the White House counsel’s office. There are 400 people who work in the White House security office.
The FBI develops a background file on a political appointee that contains interviews, “302” forms, as well as any more documentation they gather. It falls to the security office to review that file and make a recommendation.
Porter was working on a temporary clearance because the security office delayed its recommendation, once the derogatory information in his file became known. A few months later, in September 2017, Porter informed McGahn that he had been interviewed by the FBI for a second time. Then, in November 2017, McGahn received a call from an ex-girlfriend of Porter, Samantha Dravis, informing him of the abuse allegations made by both of Porter’s ex-wives, Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness.
A source told CBS News that this was the first time McGahn was told of the nature of the allegations. It was soon clear that the issue was spousal abuse — both anger and physical violence — but at that time, the level of detail from Dravis was short of what would later be revealed by the Daily Mail’s reporting this week, according to a source.
McGahn then told White House chief of staff John Kelly that there was an issue pertaining to Porter’s clearance, but he was vague about the allegations. He told Kelly that Porter’s ex-wives were saying things about Porter. Porter himself told Kelly that his ex-wives were saying false things about him.
On Wednesday, President Trump was taken aback by the news about Porter, and he spoke to him after he filed his resignation.
Now, Derek Lyons, deputy staff secretary, will be filling in as staff secretary until Porter is replaced, according to another source. Lyons is also a top candidate for the post.