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How can this White House still be standing behind him when Mr. Porter appeared to be acknowledging that he had->> I think it's fair to say that we all could've done better over the last few hours or last few days in dealing with the situation but this is a rapport that I and many others have dealt with, that Sara had dealt with, that other officials, including the Chief of Staff had dealt with.
And the emerging reports were not reflective of the individual who we have come to know.>> You use the term fully aware, I don't understand what that means. What does that mean, John Kelly knew or didn't know? What does->> Well, I do know, for instance, that he had not seen images prior to the statement on Tuesday night.
>> Know of the allegations or some->> I'm sorry, say that again.>> Did he know of some of the allegations?>> Again, I'm not gonna get into the specifics of what may have emerged from the investigation.>> You were fully aware, so I'm just trying to understand.
>> I understand, I'm saying specifically on images. I don't have every single detail and I'm not gonna get into every single specific. We relied on a process. This is a process used throughout the US government. It's a process used by every agency for an individual seeking a security clearance.
Rob Porter was never denied a security clearance. He was never given any special treatment. The process was still ongoing. We relied upon it.