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.
Porter resigned Wednesday, but he denies the allegations.
We're long past the point of expecting this administration to express genuine concern for any individual outside, much less a woman who accuses a member of the team of misconduct.
Shah said the original support for Porter from the White House was based on incomplete information.
"We should not short-circuit an investigation just because allegations are made, unless they could compromise national security, or interfere with operations at the White House", Shah said.
President Donald Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with Hope Hicks, his communications director and one of his closest confidantes, amid the fallout from the Rob Porter scandal, people familiar with the matter say.
Kelly planned to fire those who were denied security clearances, but had not yet done so, according to Politico. He also played a vital role in helping Kelly try to bring order to the White House.
Pence heads to Olympics with stern message for N Korea
While acknowledging the heightened tension, Seoul said Sunday that it believes the door for dialogue still remains open. Commenting on the possible meeting, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, "We'll have to see what happens".
'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Finally Lands First Trailer
We get a brief glimpse of a CGI creature (visually similar to Lupita Nyong'o's in The Force Awakens ) in the pilot's seat. If you were already anxious about this flick, chances are the teaser trailer did nothing to ease your space-based fears.
The episode is a staffing embarrassment for Trump and could threaten Kelly's standing in the White House, some say.
But some commentators are questioning whether the White House turned a blind eye.
Ahead of his debut behind press briefing podium, his boss Sarah Sanders, the White House Press Secretary, described him as one of the best and the brightest in the Trump Administration. She also said his departure from the White House was not imminent. "His pathetic defense of staff secretary Rob Porter reveals his true nature - an enabler of sexual abusers, a betrayer of trust and an avoider of responsibility".
"The allegations against Rob Porter are serious and deeply troubling", Shah said. "There is no place for domestic violence in our society", Kelly said in the statement.
Earlier this week, The Daily Mailreported on the record accusations by Porter's two ex-wives, alleging Porter had physically and verbally abused them.
The media also broadcast-ed photographs of the first ex-wife, Colbie Holderness, with a purplish eye purportedly from a punch given by Porter.
Kelly released a second statement on Wednesday saying he stood by his previous comments about Porter, but adding that he was "shocked" by the allegations. According to reports, he told congressional Democrats that the president was "uninformed" during the campaign when he promised a physical barrier spanning the entirety of the Southern border paid for by Mexico.
According to the FT , the deal will also likely fend off a hostile takeover bid from semiconductor giant Broadcom . The deal was approved by European Union antitrust regulators last month, and only China has yet to approve it.
Brand oversees the Justice Department's civil, antitrust, tax and environmental and natural resources divisions. In a statement, Brand said she is proud of the department's accomplishments during her short time there.
Surtain visited Alabama the weekend of January 19 after first taking an official visit to LSU the previous weekend. Alabama also lost two commits to flips, as Quay Walker ended up choosing Georgia and Bobby Brown chose Texas A&M.
"He called me a few times, he asked, "Will you come or not?' I said , 'First you have to tell me if you sign or not". I can understand him from step one and hopefully for the next games we are going to achieve more .
Nelson was a member of the 2009 Orlando Magic team with Dwight Howard that Stan Van Gundy coached to an NBA Finals appearance. Nelson has come off the bench for the New Orleans Pelicans and was traded to the Bulls before being moved to the Pistons.
The US has 14 days to lodge their grounds for appealing the decision to Britain's Supreme Court, according to Love's lawyers. Babar Ahmad was extradited in 2012 on charges of supporting terrorism through a website he set up in 1996.
The Obamacare demand had been that they either would support Barack Obama's abortion agenda or close their doors. Millions and millions of people lifted Sophia up in their prayers. "Thank you, Sophia", Trump said .
More ostentatious displays of arms have also been a part of previous parades, as was the case with President John F. Trump has been a fan of military parades ever since he attended a similar event on Bastille Day in France.
For shareholders, given the total diluted outstanding shares of 791.7 million, this means overall earnings per share of 1.73. Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.
The operation to arrest the 13 was carried out by police in Australia, the UK, France, Italy, Kosovo and Serbia. Also Bondarenko remains at large, his Russian co-founder Sergey Medvedev has been arrested.
Dutch Paleo-artists Adrie and Alfons Kennis discuss creating the remarkable face of Cheddar Man for forthcoming Channel 4 doc. In terms of diet, they would have lived off the land, eaten a considerable amount of fish and hunted wild boar.
Jordan ), an American-made soldier who aspires to take Wakanda's power to rebalance black power around the globe. Jordan , and jaw-dropping special effects, are sure to deliver an unforgettable experience for superhero fans.
Reg E Cathey Dead At The Age Of 59
Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) February 10, 2018 We lost a sweet, sweet man and a sweet, sweet, SWEET artist today. Brilliant actor, humorist & friend! - David Simon (@AoDespair) February 9, 2018 Reg Cathey was one of a kind.
NASA space probe takes 'furthest ever' photo from Earth
The Kuiper belt object flyby is "not almost as flashy as Pluto", Porter said, but "it's a really unique observation". These pictures show two objects in the Kuiper Belt, the so-called twilight zone on the fringes of our solar system .
Suspect In NFL Player Death Charged In Crash
Orrego-Savala was taken to the Marion County Jail, accused of driving without a license and on suspicion of intoxicated driving. He tried to flee the scene but was arrested by a responding officer on a nearby exit ramp, according to Indiana State Police.
Wenger reacts to Dortmund claims about Aubameyang behavior
Even he described himself as a "crazy kid" - a trait that led him to him clashing with his Bundesliga club on several occasions. Discussing Mkhitayan's attitude since his move to Arsenal from Manchester United, Wenger has been impressed.
Rob Gronkowski's home was robbed while he was at the Super Bowl
Police were called to Gronkowski's home shortly after the team returned from Minneapolis on Monday evening, CBS Boston reported . A police dispatch broadcast said there is a possibility that multiple safes and guns were taken were taken from the home.
Trump's Military Parade Takes Shape
That date has the added advantage of being after the midterm elections, allowing the military to steer clear of politics. But the more I think about it, the more I think that it's maybe not such a awful idea.
PFA offers assistance in Leicester vs Mahrez row
He wants the club to provide an assurance that they will not stand in his way if City, or anyone else, want to sign him. Mahrez has been urged by Leicester boss Claude Puel to "clear his head" before returning to the Foxes fold.
Ronaldo Urges Real Madrid To Go After Neymar
This season has not exactly been a vintage one for former Manchester United star Ronaldo so far. I feel that I can keep going at the highest level for years to come", he told GQ Magazine .
Isaiah Thomas: Cavs Wilt Under Adversity
He acknowledged on Tuesday that his habit of speaking up has caused some backlash. "I don't know", he said. Wednesday's overtime victory was likely a welcome birthday present for Thomas.