Fox News host Jeanine Pirro told her viewers that former President Barack Obama was to blame for the domestic abuse allegations against former Trump aide Rob Porter.
The retired judge kicked off her Saturday show by delivering a bizarre defense of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s handling of Porter, who was forced to resign on Thursday after reports surfaced that he had physically abused both of his ex-wives.
Kelly had initially defended Porter, who was hired as a White House staff secretary for Trump on January 20, 2017, as a “man of true integrity and honor” before allowing him to resign.
“So, for everyone who’s looking for someone to blame, chill out,” said Pirro.
“You want to stop a four-star general who is running the White House, who believes in chain of command, who makes a decision within 40 minutes, because you hate President Trump? Find another scapegoat. You might want to look at the last president,” she said, offering no further explanation.
Later in the show, former Trump White House staffer Sebastian Gorka claimed that federal officials may have deliberately slowed down security-clearance reviews that would have caught the red flags in Porter’s record sooner.
“If they want to gum up the works and make the Trump administration’s job harder and harder, they play bureaucratic slow rolls,” Gorka said, offering no evidence that had occurred.
“It might be a deliberate minefield put in place where they know somebody like this has skeletons in their closet and they slow-roll everything to make things like this explode a few months later,” he added.