Are you kidding me? Rob Porter, an Assistant to Donald Trump has been working for a year without typical security clearances’ from the FBI needed to view or handle classified material. We are talking about a person that spends every day in and out of the Oval office without meeting the vetting requirements needed to receive top-secret clearance. I don’t get it. Donald Trump did not know anybody else to put in this position that could meet vetting requirements, WOW.
Fortunately Porter’s past transgressions caught up with him and has subsequently resigned from this extremely sensitive position, which improves National Security and the integrity of the White House. The fact that this employee had issues in his past that might have subjected him to blackmail was a serious lapse in security on the part of Trump and his team. Unfortunately there are several other staffers in the White House that have not received security clearances typical of their positions. Are you kidding me!
As a former Federal Government employee that was required to have a security clearance much lower than that of White House staff in order to do my job, I can’t comprehend how this Administration could be so lax in their vetting, to allow this situation to continue to occur. Additionally, the personal relationships that Porter and other’s have had with fellow colleagues within the White House raises additional questions, as this to is another NO-NO for most organizations within government or the private sector.
The fact that Porter had court ordered protective orders levied against him would suggest that just maybe this person lacked the character one would expect people that have to be a staffer to the most Powerful office in the world. But unfortunately the character of this President is so tainted I guess it should not be a surprise that his hand picked staff might be as well, but we could hope. But since this situation has now been brought into the light it is hopeful that others in sensitive positions will be removed to provide REAL National Security at the White House.
In the wake of Porter’s situation another key staffer in the white house has resigned because of similar past allegations. Yet Donald Trump who has had allegations of abuse levied against him and reinforced by his own words in the infamous Hollywood Access tapes of a year ago, still sits as the President of the United States. This current situation reminds me of that old saying “birds of a feather flock together” might apply to the character of this Administration.
But I’m Just Saying!