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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:22 AM

White House tries to deflect questions about Porter's security clearance

Source: Politico




02/12/2018 07:20 PM EST


President Donald Trumpís White House on Monday said it relies on law enforcement to determine which background issues disqualify people from top jobs, as his administration seeks to distance itself from the controversy over a former aide who was accused of domestic abuse.

But people familiar with the process for obtaining clearance for senior officials said the FBIís background check process does not include making any final decisions or recommendations ó and that the White House should have been closely involved in any decision to give Rob Porter a security signoff.

The White House has come under scrutiny after it became clear that Porter, as well as dozens of other officials, had been working without a permanent security clearance. White House officials were aware of at least the broad outlines of the accusations against Porter by two ex-wives before the news became public last week and led to his exit.


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But an FBI official said the bureau typically does not determine who receives a security clearance or even make recommendations........................




Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/12/porter-security-clearance-white-house-406531



Sarah needs to delve because this is not going away!










Sarah Huckabee Sanders is pictured. | Getty Images

Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters she did not want to delve into the details of the clearance process, but she said the White House deferred to law enforcement on such decisions. | Win McNamee/Getty Images

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riversedge Feb 2018 OP
sprinkleeninow Feb 2018 #1
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mahina Feb 2018 #3
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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:30 AM

1. Twisted twisters. eom

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:45 AM

2. Yeah, you shameful weasels..

slither under your hidey holes, ya Russian moles.

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:45 AM

3. Thats a good pic of Sarah Slanders.

The angle captures something very ďHoney! Iím home!Ē

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:36 AM

4. So proud of the WH correspondents, she opened with

basically saying, I have nothing more to say on the subject. Each question she attempted, to pivot/spin/lie into her patented, "I have nothing more to say on the subject", but they really held her feet to the fire, I wish they would do this more often, they would have a lot more viewers watching the pressbriefings.

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:57 AM

5. No, it doesnt work that way.

As somebody who has held a clearance previously, but thankfully now I no longer have to, I can tell you that it doesnít work that way.

The investigating entity never makes the decision- only the actual hiring authority / employing agency does.

Most investigations find little or nothing adverse in the background. If that is the case, thatís what the report says, and the employing agency decides to issue the clearance.

If there is something found, that information is passed along, but it is never the decision of the investigator to issue or not issue.

That final decision always remains solely with the hiring entity.

What this tells me is that olí Huck here didnít know the answer, and was winging it.

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