Kelly makes changes to White House security clearance process

Jennifer Willoughby Rob Porter's ex-wife poses for a portrat in Alexandria VA on February 7

"Now is the time to take a hard look at the way the White House processes clearance requests".

White House chief of staff John Kelly has ordered sweeping changes to the White House's security clearance process, in light of circumstances surrounding former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, accused of being violent with his ex-wives.

In a five-page memo distributed Friday afternoon to White House staff, Mr. Kelly suggested that there were serious shortcomings with the system for vetting top-level officials with access to the United States' most closely guarded secrets.

Kelly's new plan would set the limit for interim security clearances at 180 days, with an option to extend for another 90 days if background checks do not immediately reveal any troubling information. Porter during their marriages. Formalize processes between the White House Counsel's Office and the PSO regarding suitability and clearance reviews. Porter was allowed to remain in one of the most sensitive posts there despite the F.B.I.'s discovery of the abuse allegations months ago.

Kelly touted changes he has already made to the security clearance process, writing that "security clearances were one of my earliest and most immediate concerns" when he became chief of staff last summer.

Formalize the delivery and notification process between the White House and Federal Bureau of Investigation and update the existing Memorandum of Understanding between the White House and the Department of Justice regarding BIs as necessary.

Have a goal of receiving a briefing about any "significant derogatory information about senior staff" within 48 hours of discovering it. The Trump administration later said Porter's background investigation remained open because the White House Personnel Security Office, which approves clearances, had not completed its work.

Kelly added, "We should-and in the future, must-do better".

President Trump, Melania visit shooting victims
The agency said Friday that the tip should've been investigated thoroughly because it was a potential threat to life. At least 17 died when a former student opened fire at the school in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday.

Russian Federation already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: "We have a Napoleon in the making" MORE's son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerMeghan McCain: Melania is "my favorite Trump, by far" Dem lawmaker to Trump: "How dare you lecture us about treason" Husband of former Trump family personal aide joins EPA: report MORE has reportedly requested more intelligence information than nearly every other White House official.

He is one of reportedly dozens of White House officials who have been operating with temporary clearances during Trump's first year in office, and his clearance could be in jeopardy following chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE's changes to the clearance process, the Post said.

Kelly also announced he is creating a working group to study the clearance process, both for the White House and across the executive branch.

Wray this week also pushed back against the idea his agency did anything improper in its handling of Porter's clearance.

Kelly also wrote of setting "benchmarks" for getting security clearances done in a timely fashion, though per WaPo he did not give any concrete details. But Kelly writes he is still not sure whether this is achievable.

Among the actions, Kelly says he reviewed security clearances of White House staff, reduced the overall number of clearances and "adjusted the level" of staffer's clearances to better fit with his vision of staffers' responsibilities.

Later, Kelly writes, "But recent events have exposed some remaining shortcomings", beyond the changes Kelly implemented since taking over as chief of staff past year.

Related News:

  • Jason Vargas reportedly agrees to two-year contract with Mets

    Jason Vargas reportedly agrees to two-year contract with Mets

    Multiple reports from New York on Friday said left-hander Jason Vargas has agreed to a two-year contract with the New York Mets . His ERA rose to 4.23 when he lost his fourth in a row on September 5, but then he won four of his final five outings.
    Everett man held on $5 million bail for allegedly planning school shooting

    Everett man held on $5 million bail for allegedly planning school shooting

    The "musings and ventings" in the journal do not support an attempted murder charge, she added, according to the newspaper. He also wrote that he wanted to make the death count as high as possible so that the shooting would become infamous.
    Bichon frise wins best in show at Westminster Kennel Club

    Bichon frise wins best in show at Westminster Kennel Club

    Kara Gordon, the owner of the dogs, said the trio was invited to compete based on their status or American Kennel Club ranking. It was held in New York City's Madison Square Garden, a world-famous venue that only attracts the mega stars.
  • Family removed from cruise ship following violent brawl

    Family removed from cruise ship following violent brawl

    She added there were "people walking around with cut heads and hands" with "bandages everywhere" following the disruption. Naomi said there had been a number of fights on board, including in a nightclub and in an elevator the next day.
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus shares new photo after breast cancer surgery

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus shares new photo after breast cancer surgery

    Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was diagnosed with the disease late previous year , has now joined the ranks of these women. The Veep star revealed on Wednesday she successfully underwent surgery following her breast cancer diagnosis a year ago .
    Markus Schairer, 30: Snowboard Breaks His Neck In Terrifying Olympics Crash

    Markus Schairer, 30: Snowboard Breaks His Neck In Terrifying Olympics Crash

    He was up in the air for what seemed like an age and when he came down, his back and neck took the full force of the impact. Thankfully, it appeared that he didn't suffer from any long-term neurological damage, and he's now in stable condition.
  • 'Collapse in home-ownership among young adults since mid-1990s'

    'Collapse in home-ownership among young adults since mid-1990s'

    House prices have increased seven times faster in real terms than the average annual salary of a young worker. The falls in homeownership have been sharpest for young adults with middle incomes.
    Twin brothers arrested in NY  for stockpiling bombmaking materials

    Twin brothers arrested in NY for stockpiling bombmaking materials

    The latter charge refers to allegations that the brothers paid high school students $50 a hour to strip gunpowder from fireworks. Christian said he studied sociology and worked as a research assistant; Tyler said he studied at the school as well.

    Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.
  • Grief counselors offer support in the wake of Florida school shooting

    Grief counselors offer support in the wake of Florida school shooting

    Students who knew him described a volatile teenager whose odd behavior had caused others to end friendships with him. Twelve people were killed inside the school and two died outside, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.
    1st SC pediatric death from flu

    1st SC pediatric death from flu

    According to the report, out of the 3,400 hospitalizations, over 1,800 were seniors over the age of 65 and over 400 were minors. Eight people in Champaign County have died from the flu this year, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.
    Yun Sungbin Has Won South Korea's First Olympic Skeleton Gold

    Yun Sungbin Has Won South Korea's First Olympic Skeleton Gold

    South Korea's first gold of the Pyeongchang Games was won by Lim Hyo Jun in the men's 1,500-meter short track event. Michela Moioli won the snowboard cross to give Italy its second gold medal of the Games . " It's a great honour ".

Most liked

HEB partnering with on-demand delivery service
Kroger has beefed up its store count in Houston and Dallas, and has rolled out its ClickList service to stores in top markets. Supermarkets are scrambling to set up customer-facing ordering and delivery solutions to handle this growing wave.

China slams Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh
He said this is because, when one studies in a particular area, one becomes better acquainted with the local health challenges. Prime Minister of the country and the star campaigner of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Narendra Modi is revisiting Tripura.

Florida shooter belonged to white supremacist group: Rights group
Those who died included students and adults, some of whom were shot outside the school and others inside the building. Meanwhile, details have begun to emerge of the suspect, his disturbing social media presence and his family life.

Trudeau's visit may ease investment channels
Amarinder Singh had last week said that he was looking forward to meeting the Canadian Prime Minister. Nonetheless several gurdwaras in Canada have barred Indian officials from entering the premises.

AJ McCarron believed to be Browns' top option among free agent quarterbacks
Earlier this week, Vic Lombardi of Altitude Sports suggested they may be interested in McCarron as a free agent. That, of course, raises the question of whether or not general manager John Dorsey even wants McCarron .

Google Kills 'View Image' Button in Image Search after Getty Settlement
Getty has really been concerned with the way just about anybody could access even copyrighted material via Google image search. "If you woke up this morning and were confused by Google Images" sudden lack of "View Image" button , then you weren't alone.

Chegg, Inc. (CHGG) traded 8819826 Stock with change of 17.05%
For the year, the company reported profit of $123.4 million, or $2.54 per share. 185,847 were reported by Ameriprise Fincl. Charles River Laboratories Intl. presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $114.85.

Kicker Sebastian Janikowski not coming back for Raiders
Tavecchio made $465,000 last season on a one-year deal compared to Janikowski's $3 million (after a $ 1 million pay cut ). Over the course of his career, he would convert on 414 of 515 field goals.

Call for women-only Uber Pools for London
One of the changes is going to be 24/7 telephone support for both drivers and passengers, which is going live later this year. Uber will now report serious incidents directly to the police, after it was criticized for leaving reporting to the victims.

Zimbabwean president mourns death of opposition leader
The death of Tsvangirai comes just months before the country conducts an election to elect a new president after Mugabe resigned. Tsvangirai died on Wednesday aged 65, after 18 months of treatment in neighbouring South Africa where he battled colon cancer.

Myanmar still not safe for Rohingya
They were arrested on September 1 past year and executed the next day before they could be handed over to the police, he said. Ambassador Masud Bin Momen echoed Grandi, noting "the prevailing reluctance to repatriation among those forcibly displaced".

First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets OK
To address such injuries, Banyan Biomarkers has partnered Quanterix to develop another test to detect the impact of repeated hits. The maker of the blood test, Florida company Banyan Biomarkers , reported in 2015 results of a comparative trial in 1947 cases.

Rep. Mike Coffman: VA Secretary must resign
Merle Bari, embarked in July on an 11-day trip to Europe, at a cost of at least $122,334, according to the report . The report also states that Simpson falsified statements and altered an email , "so that the trip expensed for Dr.

'The Incredibles 2' Sneak Peek Trailer: Mr. Incredible's Adventure In Babysitting
Be that as it may, this is the Incredibles after all, and there's a bend: Jack-Jack powers show and confuse the entire family. Reportedly, Disney-Pixar released the sneak peek of the film on Wednesday, and it looks like it's time for Bob/Mr.

Impeach Trump? Be careful what you wish for
Since leaving the administration, Manigault-Newman has been become a critic of her former boss. Speaking with her fellow contestants, she said, "Can I just say this?"