- Domestic Abusers R Us: The person who physically handles all documents going to/from the President, Rob Porter, was denied security clearance by the FBI due to allegations of domestic abuse from two ex wives (and a girlfriend I hear, but don't know if the FBI knew about that). There is a photo of one ex with a black eye, and a restraining order in the court records. Chief of Staff (Former General) John, reports say, knew about this since early last fall. Porter claims he was open about the allegations. They kept this guy on until the information became public and after a day of intense public pressure, and technically the guy resigned and was not fired. Purportedly John tried to fight for this guy to keep his job and encouraged him to stay. Oh, and Rob Porter is reportedly dating Hope Hicks… Either she knew and didn't believe them, or her coworkers didn't think she deserved to know…. She wrote the statement John Kelly made extolling the virtues of this guy…. Rob Porter was one of a handful of staff who help draft the SOTU address….
- Poll: 57% of Americans believe Russia will try to interfere in this years mid-term elections, 55% percent believe the Federal Gov't is not doing enough to prevent it.
- ETA: Oh, yeah. Almost forgot. White House advises government agencies to prepare for shutdown as Congress struggles to pass budget ahead of the midnight deadline.
Edited by sierraleone, 08 February 2018 - 06:47 PM.