Scaramucci asked Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs. Mr. Trump, Garrett reports, believes he gave Kelly a lot of power when he arrived, and thinks Kelly should remember and appreciate that - not suggest he was cursed. The sale has been stuck at the Committee on Foreign Investment in the USA, which reviews foreign acquisitions of domestic businesses for security risks.
However, on Friday, Kelly said that he had ensured Porter's resignation before the photo was released.
Kelly made the comment during an impromptu press briefing, in which he addressed the issue of missing security clearances for Porter, as well as a number of other top White House aides.
Beyond Kushner, Bloomberg reported Wednesday that about 30 White House staffers' clearances were affected.
Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington called Kelly's role in keeping Porter on as a White House staffer even after learning of the allegations "very, very disturbing". Mr Scaramucci lost the job less than two weeks after he had been hired, largely over a tirade against then-chief strategist Steve Bannon. Porter's resignation, multiple people familiar with the situation said top officials, including Mr. McGahn, Mr. Kelly and Joe Hagin, the deputy chief of staff, had learned in November that there were problems with Mr.
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"There will be a further evacuation of talent", Mr Scaramucci said in the interview. But Kelly said there was "nothing to even consider resigning over", despite criticism of his handling of the situation. "Fear and intimidation doesn't work in a civilian organisation". National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster's job is also in jeopardy, Garrett reports. "At least I'm an honest front-stabbing dude", he said. He said he was prevented from attending a gathering Trump went to with business executives at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The White House contends that the "full nature" of the allegations did not come out until later.
Trump made Kelly decide what to do about interim clearances in the aftermath of the Rob Porter scandal, in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation had known about allegations of spousal abuse against the now ex-staff secretary, yet Porter could still see the nation's top secrets.
He faced scrutiny for the handling of Rob Porter, the ex-aide who was accused of abusing his ex-wives but operated on an interim security clearance in close proximity to the president for a year.
On the panel, Kelly demonstrated his continued efforts to bolster the rank-and-file of DHS, saying they take "face shots" regularly that aren't fair. Scaramucci previously told the news outlet that Chief of Staff John Kelly was purposefully blocking his access to Donald Trump, though now it seems said blockage is part of an official measure.