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Kelly Knew Porter's Security Clearance Would Be Denied Weeks Ago

McGahn learned that Rob Porter's ex-wives were going to make negative allegations about him about a year ago, and discovered more specifics about the accusations as the year went on, but he never initiated a review of the staff secretary before he resigned this week, the Washington Post reported Thursday night. "He wants to see us move from a process that now exists in law of extended family chain migration toward merit-based immigration reforms", White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters during his first ever White House press conference.

Raj Shah, the spokesperson, said a photo of one of Porter's ex-wives released on Wednesday, showing her with a black eye, led West Wing staff to believe the accusations. Several aides and White House advisers expressed disgust, and said Kelly had failed the president if he knew about Porter's history with Porter's ex-wives and didn't inform Trump. "He really wanted to know, 'what are you going to tell them?' and I told him, 'I'm going to tell them the truth". He has privately told others that they were arguing over a vase and she was somehow hit with the vase.

Until hours before the Harvard graduate left his post, the White House was praising him as an upstanding and integral member of staff.

We're long past the point of expecting this administration to express genuine concern for any individual outside, much less a woman who accuses a member of the team of misconduct.

Allegations of domestic violence can be grounds for the government to deny security clearances. In June, the Federal Bureau of Investigation told the White House about the accusations, but it's not clear whether that news reached McGahn.

Shah said that Kelly only became "fully aware" of the allegations this week. He also played a vital role in helping Kelly try to establish order in the White House.

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Porter's other ex-wife, Colbie Holderness, provided a brief statement to alleging that Porter had abused her, but the website didn't detail her claims.

The sad fact of the matter is that this White House has no standards for conduct among its employees, because the head honcho is the worst behaved of all of them.

But she also was forthright in explaining that those powers to twist and spin have allowed Porter to avoid coming to grips with his own behavior. Yet Porter had sat in on meetings of the National Security Council where top-secret matters were discussed, according to three people familiar with the situation.

Shah was asked questions about Trump's thoughts concerning legal immigration as it affects Indian immigrants, and those applying for Green Cards through the normal route, as well as on lifting the country quotas for legal immigration, News India Times daily reported. According to reports, he told congressional Democrats that the president was "uninformed" during the campaign when he promised a physical barrier spanning the entirety of the Southern border paid for by Mexico.

When asked what he had asked her to say, Willoughby responded: 'I don't remember the exact wording, but it was something along the lines of the post does not accurately depict my marriage. Shah added that Kelly retained the president's confidence.

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