The House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into the scandal involving former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) confirmed Wednesday. Porter resigned last week after his ex-wives went public with claims of physical and verbal abuse, although it was reportedly widely known in the West Wing last fall that Porter's lack of security clearance was due in part to the charges.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the committee's ranking member, called for a review of the security clearance process in a letter to Gowdy the day after allegations about Porter came out, Newsweek reports. Speaking on CNN, Gowdy said: "I'm going to direct questions to the FBI that I expect them to answer. And if they don't answer them, then they're going to need to give me a really good reason." Watch below. Jeva Lange