Trey Gowdy is taking his investigatory microscope and aiming it straight at the White House, which I’m sure will thrill President Trump.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) wants more information from the White House in response to his questions on security clearances in response to staff secretary Rob Porter’s resignation, calling its reaction “inadequate.”
The White House refused to comply with the committee’s request on whether it followed proper security clearance procedures for Porter, who resigned last month after allegations of domestic abuse surfaced in the media. The administration on Thursday instead detailed its new security clearance process implemented amid criticism over interim clearances and how the White House handles background checks.
I guess they thought Gowdy would just give up once they told him to go pound sand? Hmm.
“The Chairman finds the White House’s response inadequate, and we have communicated to the White House that we expect full compliance,” said Oversight spokeswoman Amanda Gonzalez in a statement on Friday.
Gowdy’s original letter last month demanded to know how Porter remained in the administration despite the allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives and his lack of security clearance, and asked for details on the White House’s process for issuing the clearances.
I could see Gowdy just not giving a damn anymore since he’s not running for re-election and going after what he really thinks is a problem. On the other hand, maybe it’s all just political theater orchestrated by the Trump admin – somehow I don’t think the Gowd would play that game.
Then again there has been a report that Trump is trying to get rid of Jared and Ivanka so you never know with this crowd.