Staff secretaries are also typically privy to information in the classified President's Daily Briefing, a summary of intelligence on threats to the US, the former official said.
The tape, uncovered during the 2016 campaign, included an audio of Trump in 2005 bragging about being able to grope women due to his celebrity status.
Other White House officials have said it was the release of the photos Wednesday morning that sealed Porter's fate.
Shah said that Kelly only became "fully aware" of the allegations this week. "I told him, I'm going to tell them the truth".
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The White House has pushed back against allegations of sexual harassment and assault by President Trump himself. His view didn't change in June when the Federal Bureau of Investigation flagged some of its findings to the White House.
Despite all of this, the White House's first reaction this week to news of the spousal abuse allegations against Porter was to effusively praise and defend him.
The FBI knew of the allegations, and the White House had to have known, before a bombshell article in The Daily Mail exposed the accusations, including many details, was published Tuesday. "So the president wants to see reforms that improve America's economy", Shah said.
That led Willoughby to Hicks. "But this was the Rob Porter that I and many others have dealt with, that Sarah dealt with, that other officials, including the Chief of Staff, have dealt with".
McGahn received a call from the ex-girlfriend in late November, officials said.
McGahn declined to comment through a White House spokesman. "His clearance was never denied, and he resigned", Shah added.
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I believe that Kelly would not fire Porter because he probably did a good job and it would be hard to replace someone in this chaotic White House. 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 told reporters that President Donald Trump was not aware of any issues with Porter's security clearance before Tuesday and "was surprised" by the abuse allegations. He also played a vital role in helping Kelly try to bring order to the White House.
"You have got to take allegations seriously, you have got to take denials seriously", he said. Meanwhile, a photo of Holderness, with a black eye she says she got when Porter hit her, has been circulated.
Just another day in a White House of a sitting president who is a misogynist.
Willoughby took out a temporary protective order in 2010, which according to the Post said that "reasonable grounds exist to believe that [Porter] has committed family abuse and there is probable danger of a further such offense".
Holderness and Porter's second wife, Jennifer Willoughby, were both quoted by the tabloid as saying Porter's consistent abuse was the reason for their respective divorces. Holderness says Porter kicked her, chocked her, and punched her in the face on their honeymoon. The FBI also asked Porter to explain Holderness' black eye, according to a person familiar with the conversation.
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