Not fake news: Rob Porter was a wife beater

Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 20949
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1331 times
Been thanked: 1113 times

Not fake news: Rob Porter was a wife beater

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:53 am

I was skeptical about this when the first report of this came from the Daily Fail, the Fail being what it is.

But it appears to be true, and the FBI knew about it when they did a background check of him for a security clearance.

An interesting aspect of this is that many Great and Good people leapt to Porter's defense to the Daily Mail, but before other more credible publications followed up.

Here is the Intercept:
Former Wives of Top White House Aide Rob Porter Both Told FBI He Abused Them
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, one of Porter’s previous employers, told the Daily Mail that the allegations against Porter came from “character assassins.”

“It’s incredibly discouraging to see such a vile attack on such a decent man,” Hatch said. “Shame on any publication that would print this — and shame on the politically motivated, morally bankrupt character assassins that would attempt to sully a man’s good name.”
Politico:
Kelly knew before abuse reports that Porter would be denied security clearance

USA Today:
White House says background check for Rob Porter was never completed
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
corplinx
Posts: 19889
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:49 am
Title: Moderator
Has thanked: 206 times
Been thanked: 645 times

Re: Not fake news: Rob Porter was a wife beater

Post by corplinx » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:59 am

he was a white ribbed tank top shirt?

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 20949
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1331 times
Been thanked: 1113 times

Re: Not fake news: Rob Porter was a wife beater

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:20 am

:lol:

No, the other kind. I don't really know about what kind of underwear the Mormons wear, except that it's magical.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
Mentat
Posts: 10271
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:00 pm
Location: Hangar 18
Has thanked: 37 times
Been thanked: 124 times

Re: Not fake news: Rob Porter was a wife beater

Post by Mentat » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:32 am

But don't call him . . . well, you know. :p
It's "pea-can", man.

Lapis Sells . . . But Who's Buying?

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 20949
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1331 times
Been thanked: 1113 times

Re: Not fake news: Rob Porter was a wife beater

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:16 am

White House reels as FBI director contradicts official claims about alleged abuser
The White House struggled Tuesday to contain a widening crisis over its handling of domestic violence allegations against a senior official, as it reeled after sworn testimony by the FBI chief directly contradicted what President Trump’s aides had presented as the official version of events.

FBI Director Christopher A. Wray told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the bureau had completed a background report on then-staff secretary Rob Porter last July and closed out the case entirely last month. Wray’s account is at odds with White House claims that the investigation required for Porter’s security clearance was “ongoing” until he left his job last week, after his two ex-wives publicly alleged physical and emotional abuse.
Kelly is “a big fat liar,” said one White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share a candid opinion. “To put it in terms the general would understand, his handling of the Porter scandal amounts to dereliction of duty.”

This portrait of the West Wing in turmoil is based on interviews with more than a dozen top White House officials and outside advisers and confidants, most of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity because they feared retribution.

Kelly’s attempts at explaining his role, according to some aides, have included telling senior staff members last Friday to communicate a version of events many believed to be false, as well as telling at least one confidant that he has “a good bulls--- detector” and had long detected troubling characteristics in Porter.
The internal animus is not limited to Kelly. White House counsel Donald McGahn and deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin are also facing scrutiny over how Porter managed to work at the White House — and hold an interim security clearance — for more than a year despite the allegations of abuse during his two marriages.

Wray disputes account
On Tuesday, Wray contradicted the White House’s account of when the bureau informed officials about the status of Porter’s security clearance investigation.

White House officials had said that they were first contacted last summer by the FBI about Porter’s clearance, and that the investigation as of last week was “ongoing” and had not been completed.

But Wray, testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that the FBI submitted a partial report on Porter’s clearance last March and that the investigation was completed last July. Soon after, he added, the FBI received a request for a follow-up, which the bureau completed and provided last November.

The FBI closed the file in January, and when it received additional information this month, “we passed it on as well,” Wray said.

At the White House, Sanders sought to square the conflicting timelines, arguing that even after the FBI closed its investigation, the presidential personnel office was still reviewing Porter’s case when he resigned last week.

“Clearly things happened after the FBI delivered this information to the White House that resulted in Porter’s case just pending for an extended period of time in the personnel office,” said Ron Klain, a senior White House aide in the last two Democratic administrations. “It was a deliberate decision to let him stay at the White House with this hanging over his head.”
So now the buck is passed to the presidential personnel office, which is in the White House, but not in the West Wing. Different wings of the White House pointing fingers at each other.
Several Kelly antagonists have sought to fan speculation that his position may be in imminent danger, noting that Trump has been seeking counsel from friends about who he might bring on as a new chief of staff. The president has floated replacing Kelly with either Gary Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, or House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) — though Trump has often sounded out friends about personnel changes that he ultimately does not make.

Nonetheless, one foe described Kelly as “well done,” while another said he was in “big league” trouble.

Anthony Scaramucci, who served as White House communications director for 10 days last summer until Kelly fired him, tweeted, “Kelly must resign.” He continued: “Domestic abuse is a red line. Covering up for it is indefensible.”

White House infighting
Some White House officials, who until recently spoke of Kelly with reverence, have found ways to distance themselves from their boss, including by refusing to personally vouch for his credibility.
The Mooch gets in his digs at Kelly.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
corplinx
Posts: 19889
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:49 am
Title: Moderator
Has thanked: 206 times
Been thanked: 645 times

Re: Not fake news: Rob Porter was a wife beater

Post by corplinx » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:41 am

ermagerd, we went from non-fakenews to the story being about INSIDE THE WHITEHOUSE TURMOIL from "people".

And even some salt from the Mooch.

See, we can't even be glad a wife beater is unassed from the white house. We have to turn it into a soap opera.

We deserve Trump. We really do. He's our punishment for being shallow, crass, and arrogant ourselves.

User avatar
Doctor X
Posts: 66676
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom
Has thanked: 3243 times
Been thanked: 2051 times

Re: Not fake news: Rob Porter was a wife beater

Post by Doctor X » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:31 am

I blame sparks.

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

WS CHAMPIONS X3!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!!
30

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 20949
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1331 times
Been thanked: 1113 times

Re: Not fake news: Rob Porter was a wife beater

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:35 am

The thing is, he was allowed to keep his job long after it became clear that he would never be receiving a security clearance.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
corplinx
Posts: 19889
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:49 am
Title: Moderator
Has thanked: 206 times
Been thanked: 645 times

Re: Not fake news: Rob Porter was a wife beater

Post by corplinx » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:28 am

Anaxagoras wrote:The thing is, he was allowed to keep his job long after it became clear that he would never be receiving a security clearance.
thats the narrative anyway, who knows

The media as usual just wants Trump to fire someone. It's all The Apprentice to them. RUH RUH RUH KELLY.

I wasn't even aware of this issue until I read about it on this forum.