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Kelly’s Handling of Porter Scrutinized After FBI Gives Conflicting Account

  • Rob Porter resigned over accusations of domestic abuse
  • ‘How in the hell was he still employed?’ lawmaker Gowdy asks
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John Kelly is under pressure for his handling of former aide Rob Porter. Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli reports.(Source: Bloomberg)

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is under increasing scrutiny for his handling of domestic violence allegations against a former top presidential aide after the FBI offered an account of events on Tuesday that conflicted with his narrative.

FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers Tuesday that the bureau provided the White House the results of a background investigation of former Staff Secretary Rob Porter as early as July. The report included abuse allegations by Porter’s two ex-wives, a person familiar with the matter said.