The White House’s narrative on the firing of staff secretary Rob Porter took a serious hit on Tuesday when FBI Director Chris Wray testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee that, “the FBI submitted a partial report on Rob Porter in March, completed the full report in late July, then received a request for follow-up inquiries, and provided that information in November”:

This is not what the White House has been saying:

According to the White House, the background check “was not completed”:

Wray further testified that the White House was “well aware of Porter allegations after FBI background investigation” with the file closed in January:

Wray said that he’s “quite confident that … the FBI followed established” protocols:

Wray was also asked about this tweet from the president suggesting the reputations of the FBI is in “tatters”:

Wray’s response:

Wray also questioned the accuracy of the Nunes memo:

All in all, not a good day for the White House.

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