The proposal to toughen enforcement of IRS tax collections was dropped after firm opposition from Senate Republicans.
Trump still seeks advice from his former aide, who stands accused of domestic violence.
Kelly's tenure has been rocky from the start, though he was initially widely lauded as a sober voice and disciplinarian that the White House needed.
Jared Kushner was informed on Friday that his temporary security clearance was downgraded, cutting him off from the sensitive documents he's had access to throughout President Donald Trump's tenure.
Kushner feels he's been singled out by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
Democrats have asked how many West Wing staff members are operating with interim clearance.
Rob Porter's first wife said she "expected a woman to do better" after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stood by the president's defense of her allegedly abusive ex-husband.
FBI Director Christopher Wray testified about Porter before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Hicks is said to be dating the White House aide who resigned over allegations of domestic abuse from former partners.
Men say they were never afforded the "due process" the president expects for ex–White House aides accused of abuse.
In public, President Donald Trump has defended former staffer Rob Porter against domestic violence accusations. Behind closed doors, aides say Trump is outraged over Porter's alleged behavior. Which is it?
The president has been less critical of Porter in public than he appears to be in private.
She said they had appeared on several networks.
"Where are the women? Why don't they walk out en masse?"
Jared Kushner and accused spousal abuser Rob Porter are among several staffers working at the White House without permanent security clearance.