Situational awareness: Chipotle has named Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol as its next chief executive, per the WSJ.
FBI Director Christopher Wray contradicted the White House today on the Rob Porter background check, telling the Senate that the bureau's probe was completed in July and closed in January.
Why it matters: The White House said last week that Porter's background check was still "ongoing" when he resigned. This is a damaging timeline for the White House, which still can't get its story straight on the Porter exit amid multiple allegations of domestic violence.
The simple question: Who knew what, and when, about the Porter story before the Daily Mail story came out?
What we're hearing:
"Wray’s FBI timeline makes one thing clear: the Kelly coverup is unraveling right before our eyes."— White House official to Axios' Jonathan Swan
Another White House official to Swan: "It's deeply upsetting for a lot of people. If we can't get it right on domestic abuse — what can we get it right on? You know?”
P.S.: "Porter was being considered for a promotion, perhaps to deputy chief of staff, before he resigned last week..." [CNN]
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"What’s next for Uno? Dos, of course," the AP reports.