“People need to understand how dangerous a moment we are in.”There are plenty of others weighing the same decision.
But Mattis and Coats, like former White House chief of staff John Kelly and former national security adviser H.R.
The White House punched back with an aggressive attack campaign aimed at discrediting her through a barrage of statements, interviews and denunciations from the lectern in the White House briefing room.
“The White House knows if they show this is a very costly thing to do they will scare people from going forward," he said.
He added that while more people are still considering coming forward, the White House tactics have worked to some extent — dissuading one senior official who had been on the cusp of speaking out.