|FBI Director Christopher Wray|
Donald Trump’s own hand-picked FBI Director, Christopher Wray, directly contradicted the White House’s timeline regarding now-departed staff secretary Rob Porter’s background security check.
The White House told the press that Porter’s alleged domestic abuse only came to light this month.
But testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, Wray told lawmakers the FBI completed a partial report in March, finished a final report in July, and delivered responses to follow up requests in November.
The White House has never mentioned receiving a report in March. And White House spokesman Raj Shah told reporters that the background check was never completed.
Wray just contradicted WH timeline on Porter saying FBI “completed background investigation in late July.” WH spox Shah said last week background investigation was “ongoing.” pic.twitter.com/1keHbXUJZu
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 13, 2018
The testimony of FBI Director Wray directly contradicts both @PressSec & @RajShah45. So did both Sanders and Shah decide independently to lie to the American people? Or did someone higher up in the White House tell them a lie that they then repeated? https://t.co/b7JViHHtJh
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) February 13, 2018
FBI Director Wray on Rob Porter background check:
• Submitted partial report in March
• Completed background investigation in late July
• Received request for follow up, provided info in Nov.
• Closed the file in Jan.
• Received and passed on new info earlier this month pic.twitter.com/ucNcgge4vz
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 13, 2018