White House Insists FBI Director Didn't Contradict Kelly's 'Porter Abuse' Alibi

Speculation that Chief of Staff John Kelly is not long for the West Wing has metastasized to such a degree that the White House could no longer afford to address it - especially since somebody (presumably Kelly or one of his allies) has leaked to CNN that Jared and Ivanka also supported Rob Porter's rise.

And so it was that, during Tuesday's press briefing, Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered a creative interpretation of FBI Director Christopher Wray's comments that explained away an apparent contradiction between the story Kelly told the media...by essentially denying there was any discrepancy at all.

What amounted to a media stiff-arm, Huckabee explained that there was an intermediary, the White House Personnel Security Office, which "had not finished their process" by January.

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Wray implied during his testimony that the FBI first raised questions about Porter's history of domestic violence before it had completed its initial investigation as early as March 2017. Wray implied that the FBI repeatedly informed the West Wing of Porter's red flags and seemed to suggest that it's difficult to imagine Kelly, who is technically in charge of the personnel office, wasn't aware.

According to Axios, Sanders said the White House is "looking for ways to take action" against domestic abuse, and "[condemns] domestic violence in every possible way."

She also insisted that Trump still has confidence in his chief of staff.

Sanders also said Trump would be donating his quarter-four salary to the Department of Transportation, to "rebuild and modernize" US infrastructure - adding a whopping $100,000 to the White House's $200 billion appropriation for its infrastructure plan.

So it seems Kelly might hang on after all - even if only because cutting him loose would set a precedent that could also force the firing of Jared and Ivanka.

Earlier, Anthony Scaramucci - who was himself axed by Kelly - tweeted that the chief of staff "must resign" and that he "almost certainly knew" about Porter's sordid history.

Watch the full briefing below:

 

Comments

lester1 Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:15 Permalink

Nobody trusts the FBI anymore. They allowed so much corruption under the Obama administration to go on and nobody spoke up, not even the rank and file !!

 

Also, why isn't the FBI investigating voter fraud in California, where Illegal immigrants get automatically registered when they get their drivers licenses and it's never even investigated??. Go get those fucking voter rolls and start prosecuting these illegals and non citizens for voting!! It's a fucking felony!!!

 

DO YOUR JOB !!!

JimmyJones Son of Loki Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:20 Permalink

As I said Kelly isn't going anywhere, they got the Dems by  the balls with the Memo investigation and Uranium one and they know it.

The best they can do is that Kelly didn't fire the man quick enough for them to be satisfied, sorry you lose.  don't worry next up is that Kelly used to be a KKK grand wizard back in the 1930's.

@Lester1, you are 100% right man

@Stazizza you are retarded.

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MK ULTRA Alpha JimmyJones Tue, 02/13/2018 - 18:20 Permalink

Point Break? Is the Sanders woman, she's a man eater, man handling, wrestler. She's tough, she's beaten the momma boys and homosexual MSM in to the ground.

She throws them down and then throws them under the bus. Someone's out of line, they're called out, the MSM isn't used to being called on anything. In Obama news corps, the MSM met secretly with Obama, and essentially became Obama's mouth piece. In the second term many of the MSM were given high paying federal jobs. Many of these Obama supporters in the media are homosexuals, ie. Brock of media matters, and his gang of homosexuals.

The White House press corps is not use to being called out and then punished in public, Momma Sanders takes em not behind the wood shed, but right on the floor of the holier than thou MSM circus show. It couldn't be better to watch a MSM Sanders throw down, a real good in the face, giving it back, body slam of the MSM.

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Aerows Samuel Culper Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:50 Permalink

Extremely likely.  I agree. For a supposed "Law Enforcement Agency" they sure are political animals, aren't they?  Rein them IN.

My God, is it not enough that the NSA can ransack our personal lives and ruin us at the drop of a hat, we've been sucked into wars that aren't ours, and now the FBI was so Gung Ho for Hillary they tinkered with investigations to clear the witch?

Good Lord.  My uncle is turning over in his grave right now, and he was no "liberal", no "conservative" he was like me - an American.

The sooner we all get back to being Americans again, the better.

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Mikeyyy lester1 Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:20 Permalink

you're basically full of crap on this one.  Trump appointed Wray.  And Sanders is just lying here, or rather, quibbling.

 

And Kelly's a goner, no matter how much "confidence" the White House has in him.

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JimmyJones lester1 Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:27 Permalink

No one is cool with that except the Obama Hillary bots but what do you do?  The people that would enforce it are the ones committing the crimes, we try to do something about it and go to jail.  A crap show like this can only go on for so long till it implodes and the whole system crashes, thats the only time I think its feasible to "strike"

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Mikeyyy lester1 Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:38 Permalink

i usually don't respond to idiots or Russians, but go ahead and read this:

 

Chief of Staff John Kelly's White House enemies are ready to use FBI Director Chris Wray's testimony as a weapon: "Wray’s FBI timeline makes one thing clear: the Kelly coverup is unraveling right before our eyes," a White House official says.

Kelly’s allies insist he knew nothing about the domestic violence until the Daily Mail story and that former White House aide Rob Porter misled Kelly to get the positive statement. (Porter denies this and tells associates he gave Kelly a full picture of what would be in the story, and denied the more serious accusations of physical abuse.)

Kelly’s story — that he acted immediately and decisively “within 40 minutes” to terminate Porter last Tuesday night — is also undermined by what multiple White House officials told reporters in real time. They said on Wednesday that nobody asked Porter to resign and in fact several senior officials asked him to “stay and fight.”

 

i repeat - Kelly's a goner.  Trump appointed Wray.  

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Aerows Mikeyyy Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:55 Permalink

I'm an American.  Last I checked, someone was allowed to disagree with you and Oh LOOK.  They are an American, too.

This Russia hack BS and calling everybody communists (what a laugh, "democrats" calling people communists and working for the oligarchy) is stale.

I might not agree with my neighbor across the street, but he's not a Russian.  He and I just don't agree on some subjects. I'm fine with that.  

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Son of Loki Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:18 Permalink

"How many crooked FBI has he fired or jailed?"

Zero.

"Why does Wray still have a job?"

 

That's what legitimate journalists would have been asking.

 

TheABaum Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:25 Permalink

"Earlier, Anthony Scaramucci - who was himself axed by Kelly - tweeted that the chief of staff "must resign" and that he "almost certainly knew" about Porter's sordid history."

 

Clearly, a disinterested an objective opinion. 

 

"So it seems Kelly might hang on after all - even if only because cutting him loose would set a precedent that could also force the firing of Jared and Ivanka."

 

Don't care if they are fired as long as they are as quiet as they have been for a couple months. It will be tough however, to explain how the President will retain bundlers for a clear aspirant to the 2020 Democrat nomination, Cory Booker. 

Cautiously Pes… Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:27 Permalink

Sorry, but the FBI has no credibility and need to go sit in the back of the bus.  And this is not to say that anything and everything coming out of the White House is the gospel truth, but I would be embarrassed to admit that I was employed with the FBI.  I would just tell family and friends I was a tow truck driver or bus boy or grocery store stocker or something.....

 

Chupacabra-322 Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:27 Permalink

 

Feb 13th, Don Dongino Podcast.

 

“I include an article from NPR. NPR, not by any stretch a right Wing outlet.  Ok? But it’s actually a decent piece.  

 

Now, it describes the three hop rule.  It’s from 2013, but it describes it very shortly & ce scintillating in about 400 words.  And it’s done well so I’ll include it in todays show notes.

 

Remember, It’s now the “Two Hop Rule” but you just have to know what a “Hop” is to understand how dangerous this is.

 

Here’s how they explain it.

 

It says, “testimony before Congress on Wednesday, remember this is written in 2013 Joe.  Showed how easy it is for Americans, with no connection to Terrorism to unwittingly have their calling patterns analyzed by the Government.” This is really wacko stuff.  It hinges on what is known as a “Hop.”  

 

Or chain analysis.  When the NSA identifies a suspect, it can look not just at his phone records Joe, but also the records of everyone he calls, everyone who calls those people and everyone who calls those people.” Chain Migration.  

 

You ain’t kidding! Right!? Chain spying!

 

It goes on...though....this is good.

 

“If the average person Joe, called 40 unique people.  “Three Hop Analysts” would allow the Government to mine the records....this is a staggering number...of 2.5 Million Americans when investigating one suspected terrorist.”

 

“Holy Moly!” Holly Moly is right.

 

Why get a FISA warrant for Cater Paige after he left the Trump Team?  Because folks, the FISA Warrant is RETROACTIVE.  

 

All the the emails he sent in the past to Trump Team members, combine that with “Two Hops” you basically have everybody in the known universe that could of ever contacted the Trump Team.

 

Paige sends an email, whatever to Kushner.  I don’t know who he sends emails to.  He probably didn’t.  But you get the point.  Then you go to another “Hop.” Kushner, who’d he send an email to?  Now you got the while Trump Team.

 

That’s the whole point.  That’s why I constantly say to you that they were trying to put a legal face on this thing after they realized the election was coming up and they could lose. 

 

They were like.  Man, we’ve been spying on these people the whole time. We already got most of their emails and their communications. How do we legally do it now? 

 

Oh, we get a FISA Warrant, we use couple of “Hops” and we’re Golden.”

 

http://www.bongino.com/february-13-2018-ep-654-more-strange-occurrences/

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=207195207

 

 

 

 

Dumpster Elite Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:29 Permalink

I'm pretty sure that, not only should Kelly resign, but Trump should resign as well. I mean, he HAD to know that this Porter character was an evil white male. Also, the Presidency should be handed to someone capable, someone that we all know and love like she was both our loving, doting, trustworthy Mother and our big Sis....#HillaryWillStraightenEverythingOut....#HillaryWillMakeUsLovedRoundTheWorldOnceAgain

H-O-W Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:32 Permalink

The FBI serves only to protect the banking globalist elites.

Every now and then, they bust a bank robber or kidnapper to make some headlines.  And they can always count on Hollywood to portray them as all American heros in movies and on TV.

But in reality?  They are just hired muscle for the Deep State.