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Tillerson Announces Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training For All State Department Officials

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The announcement from the secretary of state comes after two White House employees resigned amid to domestic abuse allegations.
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FBI Chief Disputes White House Claims On When It Heard Of Rob Porter Allegations

FBI Chief Disputes White House Claims On When It Heard Of Rob Porter Allegations

11 monthes ago   |   By

Christopher Wray said the FBI turned in a partial report about the domestic abuse accusations nearly a year ago.
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Senator demands White House turn over names of staffers lacking full security clearances

Senator demands White House turn over names of staffers lacking full security clearances

11 monthes ago   |   By

Former White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned his post on Wednesday last week, following allegations of spousal abuse. Porter had been operating under an interim security clearance for the past year, drawing heavy criticism from those concerned that he had access to top secret documents.
Now, one senator is asking for the names and titles of dozens of other White House staffers, following reports that they, too, have been operating on interim security clearances.
“This White House has been contemptible about security,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal said in an interview with CNN's New...
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Porter's ex-wife pushes back against Kellyanne Conway

Porter's ex-wife pushes back against Kellyanne Conway

11 monthes ago   |   By

WASHINGTON - Colbie Holderness, the first wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, pushed back on recent comments made by presidential counsellor Kellyanne Conway that seemed to suggest strong women can't be victims of domestic violence.
Conway, in a weekend interview on CNN, said she had no reason not to believe accounts by Holderness and another ex-wife that Porter had abused them. But when asked if she was concerned for top White House aide Hope Hicks, who reportedly was dating Porter, Conway said no because “I've rarely met somebody so strong with such excellent instincts...
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FBI completed Porter background check in July, says Wray

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WASHINGTON - FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday the agency in late July completed a background check for security clearance for former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned amid allegations of domestic abuse by two former wives.Wray's comments conflict with the White House assertion that the Federal...
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Porter ex-wife: abuse victims aren't weak

11 monthes ago   |   By

WASHINGTON - The first wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter is pushing back on comments by presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway that seemed to suggest smart women can't be victims of domestic violence.
Conway said in an interview on CNN that she had no reason to doubt the women making allegations of abuse against Porter. But when asked if she was concerned for top White House aide Hope Hicks, who is dating Porter, Conway said no because "I've rarely met somebody so strong with such excellent instincts and loyalty and smarts."
In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Porter's...
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White House Was Warned of Aide's Background Months Earlier Than Acknowledged

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The F.B.I. told White House officials last March about problems in the background of Rob Porter, the aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal. The White House has said it learned of the issues in July.
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FBI Told White House About Porter Allegations in July, Source Says

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The FBI notified the White House in July about domestic violence allegations against former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, a person familiar with the matter said.
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FBI director reveals the White House has been blatantly lying about the domestic abuse scandal

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During congressional testimony on Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray presented a timeline of when the White House was informed about red flags in Rob Porter's background check process that conflicts with the talking points Trump officials have been using over the past week.
“What I can tell you is that the FBI submitted a partial report on the investigation in question in March, and then a completed background investigation in late July,” Wray said. “Soon thereafter we received requests for follow-up inquiry, and we did the follow-up and provided that information in November, and then...
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Ex-Wife Of Second White House Staffer Accused Of Domestic Abuse Speaks Out

Ex-Wife Of Second White House Staffer Accused Of Domestic Abuse Speaks Out

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Jessica Corbett says she suffered physical abuse from ex-husband David Sorensen, a White House speechwriter, the second staffer last week to resign over domestic violence allegations.
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The White House Continues To Muddle Its Message On Rob Porter

The White House Continues To Muddle Its Message On Rob Porter

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Trump's surrogates say he supports abuse victims, but his tweets suggest otherwise.
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FBI followed protocol in Rob Porter background check: FBI's Wray

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WASHINGTON - FBI Director Christopher Wray said the FBI had followed protocol in performing background checks for security clearance in the case of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned last week amid allegations of domestic abuse by two former wives.
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Trump Caught In Massive Lie As FBI Director Says White House Knew About Rob Porter Last Year

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Sen. Ron Wyden grilled FBI Director Chris Wray over what and when the FBI told the White House about Rob Porter's serial domestic violence. Wray said that the FBI gave the White House information about Porter last year. Video: When asked by Sen. Ron Wyden when the White House knew about Porter, FBI Director Christopher...
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Rob Porter's Ex-Wife Has a Few Words for Kellyanne Conway

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The first wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter spoke out in an op-ed in the Washington Post about her experience “surviving in an abusive relationship” and chided White House advisor Kellyanne Conway for her comments about Porter's relationship with White House communications director Hope Hicks.
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Republican senator blasts White House's dishonesty on domestic abuse scandal

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On Tuesday morning, Sen. Joni Ernst said there's no justification for the White House's handling of abuse accusations against former top aide Rob Porter.
During an interview on CNN, Ernst was asked specifically about a new Politico report indicating the White House's initial response to a photograph showing one of Porter's ex-wives with a black eye was to convene a meeting with reporters where Porter shared his side of the story.
“I think you can't justify it,” Ernst said, “You can't justify that.”
According to Politico, “In the hours immediately after the Daily Mail published a photograph...
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White House Thinks Hope Hicks Is ‘Immune' to Domestic Violence from Rob Porter, MSNBC Host Says

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Hicks is said to be dating the White House aide who resigned over allegations of domestic abuse from former partners.
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