The book by the longtime Washington Post reporter says former Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn once removed a document from the president’s desk that would have ended a trade deal with South Korea.
Porter says he was tasked with ensuring that “pros and cons were evaluated” on policy proposals and other decisions. He says that doesn’t make a person “part of a ‘resistance.'”
President Donald Trump vented over White House leaks on Monday as a new tell-all book commands attention, an anonymous writer detailing “resistance” in the administration remains at large and a former staffer reveals more private recordings of the commander in chief.
Trump continues to insist privately that he wants leakers punished — in particular, the author of an unsigned New York Times opinion piece. But it remains unclear if his administration will discipline anyone.
Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders has said that no lie detectors are being used to smoke out the writer of the op-ed, though she insisted the West Wing would like to see an investigation.
Sanders said it’s up to the Justice Department to make that determination.