Recently, Anderson Cooper stated that the White House is gaslighting the American people. Gaslighting, in Cooper’s words, is when someone tries to make you question your own reality and sanity. And they do this by lying, they do it by speaking in contradictions, and by denying the reality that you know to be true… so that is how the White House is gaslighting the American people daily in an effort to cover up how it handled the case of Rob Porter.”
After being accused of of domestic abuse by both of his ex-wives, Porter resigned from the White House. His resignation has left the White House plagued with questions over whether officials, particularly chief of staff John Kelly, knew about the allegations against Porter.
The scandal has been prolonged due to the White House’s shifting explanations and changing timeline of the controversy, and FBI Director Christopher Wray’s sworn testimony which contradicted those explanations.
In his monologue, Cooper explained how “the story magically, conveniently changed hours after the FBI Director testified about a timeline that directly contradicted what the White House had said just yesterday.”
Cooper went on to point out the wild audacity shown by the White House when they changed their narrative just after Wray delivered his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee in which he made it clear that the FBI flagged Porter as early as March 2017, and then sent additional evidence to the White House in July 2017.
Per Wray’s testimony, the FBI sent information to the Trump administration a total of four times between March 2017 and January 2018, at which time their case was closed. Funny that the reality star and president who is famous for saying “You’re fired!” didn’t actually terminate Rob Porter, who so clearly deserved it.