Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the House Oversight Committee chairman, announced on Wednesday that the committee will investigate how former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter kept his job in the Trump administration while accusations of domestic abuse were made against him.
Gowdy sent a letter to the White House questioning how Porter was able to work without an interim security clearance despite being accused of domestic violence.
The House Oversight Committee chairman also sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray in which he asked how the bureau investigates and how it issues interim security clearances.
Gowdy asked Wray when the FBI notified the White House about issues regarding Porter’s background check.
Gowdy sent a letter to Kelly to ask when the White House knew of any “potential derogatory or disqualifying information” about Porter.