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John Kelly Defends Himself Sees No Reason to Resign Over Porter Scandal

Questions still remain about the timeline.

Added Martosko via Twitter: "John Kelly is defending his inaction on Rob Porter by claiming that the first accusation brought to the White House was of only 'emotional abuse.' Untrue".

Previous reporting and comments from the Federal Bureau of Investigation also cast doubt on Kelly's narrative: Porter, who has since left the administration, was among several White House staffers who had been operating on an interim clearance for the past year, because his background check had not been completed, according to the White House.

He stressed that he didn't know about the spousal abuse allegations from Mr.

He says he made supportive comments before he knew of an accusation of physical abuse.

"I talked to Rob and just, he resigned".

"What makes General Kelly's timeline today so freakish is we've had evidence nearly from the beginning suggesting it simply is not true and there's every reason to believe that he knows that better than we do".

Beyond Kushner, Bloomberg reported Wednesday that about 30 White House staffers' clearances were affected.

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Weeks later, with the Porter matter largely in the rearview mirror, Kelly still was clearly intent on clarifying his role in how the matter was handled.

Kelly sought to clarify that story to reporters, saying that Porter was sacked the day the White House learned of the allegations, but that Porter showed up to work the next day, causing a "mix-up". But, after Porter resigned, Trump commended his work for the administration and wished him well.

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci accused Kelly on Thursday of covering up the allegations against Porter.

He also said he doesn't mind being quoted insulting Mr Kelly.

Then On Feb 8, Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters this: "His last day was yesterday". Kelly said he then accepted Porter's resignation, emphasizing that was before he had seen the photos of Holderness' black eye. "It was just a shock to us all". "They still not had evaluated his package to make a recommendation one way or the other".

Kelly's account of the press inquiries that came into his office also doesn't line up with what was initially published in the Daily Mail, which was an account by Porter's second wife Jennifer Willoughby, who described several incidents of physical abuse.

In the wake of the scandal over Porter, Kelly ordered that White House officials with interim clearances pending since before June 1, 2017, be cut off if they hadn't received permanent clearances by last Friday. Kelly was forced to issue a subsequent statement condemning domestic violence.

At a minimum, Kelly could apologize for misjudging Porter and, in so doing, denigrating the allegations made by both of Porter's ex-wives.

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