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FBI and White House have conflicting timelines on Rob Porter background check: The White House and the FBI differed in their accounts Tuesday about when White House officials knew about spousal abuse allegations against former top aide Rob Porter.

FBI Director Christopher Wray gave this sequence of events in Senate testimony: The bureau submitted a partial report on Porter’s background check to the White House in March, completed it in late July and followed up in November before closing the file in January.

Porter’s two ex-wives said they told FBI agents conducting the investigation that Porter had physically abused them.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the White House Office of Personnel Security didn’t consider the investigation complete until November — and it had not made a final determination on Porter’s security clearance. Both the FBI and the White House said the agency sent additional information on the background investigation as recently as this month.

Pressed to clarify Tuesday, Sanders said she couldn’t say when the White House learned about the domestic violence allegations. “I wouldn’t have access to that information,” she said.

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FBI and White House have conflicting timelines on Rob Porter background check: The White House and the FBI differed in their accounts Tuesday about when White House officials knew about spousal abuse allegations against former top aide Rob Porter.  FBI Director Christopher Wray gave this sequence of events in Senate testimony: The bureau submitted a partial report on Porter’s background check to the White House in March, completed it in late July and followed up in November before closing the file in January. Porter’s two ex-wives said they told FBI agents conducting the investigation that Porter had physically abused them.White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the White House Office of Personnel Security didn’t consider the investigation complete until November — and it had not made a final determination on Porter’s security clearance. Both the FBI and the White House said the agency sent additional information on the background investigation as recently as this month.Pressed to clarify Tuesday, Sanders said she couldn’t say when the White House learned about the domestic violence allegations. “I wouldn’t have access to that information,” she said.