Desiree Rogers Sets the Record Straight

Rogers says her office followed protocol during the State Dinner.


Desiree Rogers is speaking up about the State Dinner for the first time and wants to set the record straight.

"It's wrong, " Rogers said. "Everyone is saying the same thing, and it's wrong."

Rogers was not in a position to publicly defend herself in the midst of the media firestorm that followed, and the White House did not let her testify at a congressional hearing on the matter.

Some, including White House adviser David Axelrod, a fellow Chicagoan, rose to her defense at the time. However, Rogers said, "it got lost in the Washington tidal wave."