White House Scrambles After FBI Director's Testimony Contradicts Administration's Previous Statements

February 14, 2018

Time appears to be running out for John Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is under fire after reports came out saying that he hired former Staff Secretary Rob Porter, knowing he had a history of domestic abuse. The White House denied that it knew about Porter's background, until now. FBI Director Christopher Wray testified on Capitol Hill saying that the FBI had closed its file on Porter, and given a report to the White House when Porter was trying to get security clearance.

Michael Harriot, Columnist at The Root, explains why Kelly is in such hot water. Despite the fact that FBI Director Wray's testimony directly contradicts the White House's statements, it doesn't mean Kelly is going to get the boot.