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What the media ISN’T telling you about Gen Kelly, Rob Porter, ex-wives and the FBI

So whose job is it to investigate potential members of the White House staff? The FBI or the president’s Chief-of-Staff?

One would think it’s the FBI’s job to do all that investigation stuff. Especially now that the Rob Porter accusations of spousal abuse of both his ex-wives has somehow mutated into this somehow being Gen. Kelly’s fault.

Suffice it to say that CNN is calling for John Kelly’s head on a plate.

Just look at what passes for news over at CNN since this latest fake scandal broke:

Even a clip of Andrew Cuomo gleefully hoping that Gen. Kelly is complicit in a scandal… any scandal.



However, the never-a-friend-to-the-Deep-State news site The Intercept is reporting;

As the FBI conducted a background check on an incoming senior White House official last year, the bureau learned of the man’s history of domestic abuse. Rob Porter, a top aide to President Donald Trump, physically assaulted both of his previous wives, according to the two women.

The Intercep article continued with;

During the background interviews for Porter’s security clearance related to his senior White House role, FBI agents interviewed the two women. The former wives told the FBI that Porter was abusive during their marriages, according to interviews with the women.

Then there’s this blip of truth from NBC News (probably printed by mistake);

In another interview with NBC News on Thursday, Willoughby [one of Porter’s ex-wives] said she informed the FBI during a background check interview for his security clearance that Porter had been abusive toward her.

“During the FBI background interview for security clearance, I shared with the FBI all of the details that I shared in previous articles, including access to a protective order from June of 2010, and police calls that I had made to our home,” she told NBC News’ Kristen Welker.

“I shared with them the details of my marriage the same as I have been in the interviews and articles that have come out.”

Willoughby also said she thought it was possible that Porter could be blackmailed about the alleged abuse in response to a question from the FBI.

Two closing thoughts:

  1. It’s not Kelly’s responsibility to investigate potential staff.
  2. It would be illegal for the FBI to disclose the finding of their investigation of Porter to Kelly or anyone else for that matter.
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Help, She’s Talking and Can’t Shut Up

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Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) just doesn’t seem when to know when to shut her mouth.

After a smack down of Biblical proportions at the hands of President Trump’s Chief-of-Staff, General John Kelly, USMC (Ret), Wilson doubled down.

As reported by Amber Athey of the Daily Caller, Wilson was quoted as stating of the Gold Star father;

“John Kelly’s trying to keep his job. He will say anything.”

Other than the brief video clips that almost everyone in the civilized world has seen, below if the entire statement given by Kelly.

Besides the now famous “stunned and heartbroken” quote by the CoS, Kelly also called-out Wilson for yet another unbelievably stupid moment in the life of Frederica Wilson; (Full transcript here)

I’ll end with this: In October — April, rather, of 2015, I was still on active duty, and I went to the dedication of the new FBI field office in Miami. And it was dedicated to two men who were killed in a firefight in Miami against drug traffickers in 1986 — a guy by the name of Grogan and Duke. Grogan almost retired, 53 years old; Duke, I think less than a year on the job. (Editor’s note: The F.B.I. agent for which the building is named was named Jerry L. Dove, not Duke.)

Anyways, they got in a gunfight and they were killed. Three other FBI agents were there, were wounded, and now retired. So we go down — Jim Comey gave an absolutely brilliant memorial speech to those fallen men and to all of the men and women of the FBI who serve our country so well, and law enforcement so well.

There were family members there. Some of the children that were there were three or four years old when their dads were killed on that street in Miami-Dade. Three of the men that survived the fight were there, and gave a rendition of how brave those men were and how they gave their lives.

And a congresswoman stood up, and in the long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, stood up there and all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building, and how she took care of her constituents because she got the money, and she just called up President Obama, and on that phone call he gave the money — the $20 million — to build the building. And she sat down, and we were stunned. Stunned that she had done it. Even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned.

But, you know, none of us went to the press and criticized. None of us stood up and were appalled. We just said, O.K., fine.

So I still hope, as you write your stories, and I appeal to America, that let’s not let this maybe last thing that’s held sacred in our society — a young man, young woman going out and giving his or her life for our country — let’s try to somehow keep that sacred. But it eroded a great deal yesterday by the selfish behavior of a member of Congress.

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House Democrat calls Gen. Kelly ‘extremist’ who is ‘militarizing the White House’

Babs and Barry are besties. (Twitter)
Babs and Barry are besties. (Twitter)

Say what you will about John Francis Kelly, but it’s a safe bet that any rational and objective person wouldn’t describe him as an “extremist”.

Patriotic, faithful, personally and morally courageous, yes… but never an extremist. Continue reading House Democrat calls Gen. Kelly ‘extremist’ who is ‘militarizing the White House’