White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter is telling associates that some senior White House officials strongly encouraged him to “stay and fight,” and claims he “never misrepresented anything” to Chief of Staff John Kelly, Axios reports.
“This White House has a culture problem, starting at the top. The natural instinct is to defend/deny and show scant, if any, concern for the women alleging misconduct and harm. And when the going gets tough internally, the other natural instinct is to blame everyone but yourself.”
According to the version Porter is providing associates, he told Kelly on Tuesday that a Daily Mail story was coming, and “indicated that based on the questions the reporter was asking, it would be bad.”Save to Favorites