W.H. Marc Short Invokes NBC, Matt Lauer Story To Deflect from Rob Porter

‘I think that probably there’s more reason to go back and talk about the victims, just as I’m sure that NBC learned about their way they handled the Matt Lauer situation’

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CHUCK TODD: What-- Why didn’t the President or General Kelly talk about the victims of Mr. Porter.

MARC SHORT: Chuck, as I said, I think that probably there's more reason to go back and talk about the victims, just as I’m sure that NBC learned about their way they handled the Matt Lauer situation.

CHUCK TODD: This is not about NBC. I understand why you're trying to do that. This is about his--

MARC SHORT: I’m talking about there are people that go through a process like this, when you know somebody, in y'alls case for 25 years, we only knew Rob for a year in this, in this White House. So yes when we learned about it we were sad and shocked and we did not think that this is something that Rob would be capable of doing. But if it’s true, there is no tolerance for it, and he is, he has since left the White House. That happened between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

CHUCK TODD: Do you -- there are other members -- there are other Republican Party members who went on some of the president's favorite programs last night and blamed the FBI. Does General Kelly blame the FBI?

MARC SHORT: We're not blaming the FBI.

CHUCK TODD: This -- the FBI did its job here?

MARC SHORT: The FBI -- we wish we could all expedite this process. But I think that that’s probably incumbent upon all of us to see what we can do to make sure it goes faster.

CHUCK TODD: So members of congress that are trying to deflect blame and put it on the FBI, they’re making a mistake?

MARC SHORT: I’m not blaming the FBI, Chuck.

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