The White House press secretary (full disclosure: I know her pretty well) explained the discrepancy between claims that the FBI informed the White House of allegations of domestic abuse against former aide Rob Porter earlier than reported and the White House’s claim that they accepted his resignation just 24 hours after learning about them. She said the information about Porter went to the White House personnel security office which continued its investigation into Porter’s background but didn’t complete it and inform the White House staff until this month.
Wait, so she’s saying that Washington is a giant maze of bureaucracies that don’t communicate efficiently with each other? Whoever would have imagined that?!
On a side note, I find it odd that so many liberals are attacking Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly for not firing Porter sooner, considering that even though the allegations against him were serious and disturbing, there were no convictions, and not even a formal charge. After all, it is liberals and their staunch defense of government worker unions who have made it nearly impossible to fire anyone in Washington, no matter what they do or are alleged to have done.
Despite the IRS "losing" records they're ordered to keep by federal law and trampling taxpayers' Constitutional rights, Lois Lerner was allowed to keep her IRS pension. John Koskinen remained IRS Commissioner even after openly displaying contempt for his Congressional overseers. VA officials responsible for allowing veterans to die on waiting lists for care were simply reassigned to other jobs. Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are still on the FBI payroll, and as far as we know, still have security clearances. It’s easier to get rid of cancer than to get rid of a bad federal employee. Whether Porter was gone in 24 hours or after a year, all things considered, it’s practically a miracle that he’s gone at all.
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