FBI Director Christopher Wray contradicted the White House’s version of events on the Rob Porter scandal and the timeline, which led to reporters grilling Sarah Huckabee Sanders yet again today.
Wray said today, “he FBI submitted a partial report on the investigation in question in March, and then a completed background investigation in late July that is soon thereafter we received requests for follow-up inquiry and we did the follow-up and provided that information in November. And then we administratively closed the file in January. And then earlier this month, we received some additional information and passed that on as well.”
That appears to contradict what Huckabee Sanders said yesterday, but she insisted today, “The FBI portion was closed, the White House Personnel Security Office––who is the one that makes a recommendation for adjudication––had not finished their process.”
Reporters from Fox News’ John Roberts to ABC’s Cecilia Vega really grilled her over the timeline and what the White House knew, with Vega directly asking her, “Does the President believe the women?”
Huckabee Sanders said the President takes accusations very seriously and believes in due process, reiterating that when she spoke out against domestic violence yesterday she was relaying comments from President Trump
Watch above, via CNN.
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