It’s too much. On the way out the door he felt he had to say:
“Still, for the record: I have never sought to be paid or accepted payment from any foreign government, including Saudi Arabia or China, for any service, nor have I ever spoken on behalf of a foreign government, its interests, or its policies. I have never lobbied any branch of our government for any cause, foreign or domestic.”
Given the names and nature of those who attacked him, that’s unreal.