The system is broken. Dan Coats declared,director of national intelligence,during congressional testimony on Feb 13 th.
Every century the nations top intelligence officials appear in public on capital hill to brief Americans on the biggest global threats facing the country. The testimony comes closer to home this year. Over more than two miles Pennsylvania ave in the west wing of the White House. Near 13 months into Donald groups presidency,dozens of his advisors reportedly still hold only temporary security clearances. Rob porter resigned on Feb 7 th amid allegations on domestic abuse. Rob denies these allegations. For people working in The government interim security clearances,coats told,access he said has to be limited in terms of the kind of information they can be limited in to receive. To make matters worse trumps handled Fri director,chris wrey,testified at the same panel that the White House had known about porters problems for months. John Kelly ,who defended porters character. On Feb 14 th , the GOP led house oversight committee announced that it would open an investigation into the matter,and a senior National Economic Council official who wouldn't obtain a permanent security clearance reportedly resigned. Much importantly the episode revealed a striking carelessness by the administration of a president who regularly called for the jailing of democratic presidential canidate Hillary Clinton. Her alleged handling of classified information while secretary of state. The scandal threatened to topple Trumps chief of staff John Kelly.