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Porter timeline skewed; Wray says FBI inquiry finished in January

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President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, center, and then White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, right, arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

The FBI director, Christopher Wray, said Tuesday that the bureau's background investigation into Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary who resigned after spousal-abuse allegations, was formally closed in January. But the White House allowed Porter to continue serving in his post until the accusations surfaced publicly in news reports last week.

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