The White House faced questions about former staff secretary Rob Porter's Feb. 7 resignation, after two of his ex-wives accused him of abuse. The White House has struggled to contain a widening crisis over its handling of Porter, who resigned last week. Gowdy’s probe encompasses the larger question of whether more White House officials are working with temporary security clearances, indicating potential vetting problems. Gowdy’s letters come nearly a week after the allegations against Porter exploded — prompting an initial wagon-circling from the White House, then his resignation. The probe will also look at when and who in the White House knew about the domestic abuse allegations.
Source: Washington Post February 14, 2018 15:22 UTC