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McGahn knew one year ago Porter was an abuser of women and yet, because he was a so-called ‘steadying, professional voice’ in the White House he allowed him to stay.

What the f*ck is wrong with these people?

This guy is White House Counsel and should have recommended Porter be fired immediately. Instead his qualifications were a more important consideration and battering women was just an afterthought. WTF??

F*ck all these people that Trump hired. They are exactly like their boss.

White House Counsel Donald McGahn knew one year ago that staff secretary Rob Porter’s ex-wives had accused him of domestic violence but allowed him to serve as an influential gatekeeper and aide to President Trump, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Chief of Staff John F. Kelly learned this fall about the allegations of spousal abuse and that they were delaying Porter’s security clearance amid an ongoing FBI investigation. But Kelly handed Porter more responsibilities to control the flow of information to the president.

In January 2017, when McGahn learned of the allegations, he wanted Porter to stay put because he saw the Harvard Law-trained Capitol Hill veteran as a steadying, professional voice in the White House, according to people familiar with the matter. His view didn’t change in June when the FBI flagged some of its findings to the White House. Nor did he act in September when he learned that the domestic violence claims were delaying Porter’s security clearance, or in November when Porter’s former girlfriend contacted him about the allegations, according to these people.

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