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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"Big Fat Liar"

In Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's management style.

Chief of Staff John Kelly has lied about how wife-beater Rob Porter stayed on the White House staff. Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker and Josh Dawsey report at WP:
Kelly is “a big fat liar,” said one White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share a candid opinion. “To put it in terms the general would understand, his handling of the Porter scandal amounts to dereliction of duty.”
This portrait of the West Wing in turmoil is based on interviews with more than a dozen top White House officials and outside advisers and confidants, most of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity because they feared retribution.