Porter Joins Cohn, Pushes Back On Claim Materials ‘Stolen’ From Trump’s Desk

September 11, 2018 2:28 p.m.

Former White House staff secretary Rob Porter is pushing back on assertions in Bob Woodward’s new book that documents were “stolen” from President Trump’s desk, according to a statement from Porter, shared by the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman.

Porter joined former National Economic Council director Gary Cohn in criticizing the Woodward book — ¬†Cohn called it “inaccurate” and Porter said it was “misleading” –but neither have denied specific behaviors alleged in the expos√©. In his statement, Porter outlines what his responsibilities were as staff secretary and suggested Woodward’s characterization “misunderstands how the White House document review process works.”

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