The most important aspect of the relationship between the president and the secretary of state is that they both understand who is president.
I think our relationship with Epic had run its natural course, and it happened to coincide with the fulfillment of our contract. We decided not to resign with them.
I spend a great deal of time with the President. We have a very close, personal, loyal relationship. I’m not, as they say, a potted plant in these meetings.
I like to write with people I have a relationship with otherwise it’s kind of scary, and you hold back because you don’t want to pour your guts out to someone you never met.