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The White House will not be providing the information the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee requested about how former White House staff secretary Rob Porter was allowed to work for the administration with an interim security clearance even though the FBI had notified White House staff that he faced allegations of domestic abuse.
After outlining how the White House has made modifications to security clearance procedures, White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short declined to provide the information on Porter requested by Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
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“Consistent with your letters’ requests, we would be pleased to update you and others on the progress of the working group at the appropriate time,” Short told Gowdy and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., on Thursday, in a letter obtained by Talking Points Memo.
Gowdy announced last month his committee would be opening an investigation into Porter's White House employment and sent a letter to chief of staff John Kelly requesting information on when any White House officials became aware of any “potential derogatory or disqualifying information” about Porter. The letter also asked about the White House’s policies related to interim...
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