Christopher Wray says he’s confident that the FBI followed proper protocol and completed Robert Porter’s background investigation in late July, 2017.
FBI Director Christopher Wray testified Tuesday that former White House staff secretary Rob Porter had completed a background check months before he was forced to resign over domestic allegations against him — conflicting with White House timelines that said the check was ongoing.
Wray told lawmakers at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that the FBI followed established protocols and submitted a partial report on Porter in March 2017, followed by a “completed” background investigation in late July.
Wray acknowledged there were follow-ups. “Soon thereafter, we received request for follow-up inquiry and we did the follow-up and provided that information in November and … we administratively closed the file in January,” he said.