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"Rob Porter has repeatedly and publicly denied the allegations," Deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah said Thursday."But that doesn't change how serious and disturbing they are."Shah told reporters that chief of staff John Kelly only became "fully aware" on Wednesday of Porter's alleged history of physically and emotionally abusing two ex-wives. "He told me he was very saddened by these reports and the information that he saw." "We all could have done better over the last few hours -- last few days -- in dealing with this situation," Shah said Thursday.Porter has been dating White House communications director Hope Hicks, who helped draft Kelly's initial statement and others like it defending Porter.Porter was responsible for vetting all written material -- much of it classified -- given to the president.
He was working without a permanent security clearance, his application stalled because the FBI flagged the abuse allegations.
"The fact that this man operated for a year without a security clearance, I didn't understand that and I still don't," said South Carolina Republican Sen. The White House will not define what "fully aware" means regarding Kelly.