You don’t describe what the political situation is, or how you’ve unwittingly become involved. If your reputation is at stake, which you believe, then my advice is for you to speak to all the relevant parties as soon as possible. You need to have a “conversation for truth”, in which you express your honest viewpoints and invite the other parties to share their opinions and concerns as candidly as possible. Ask them to be completely honest and say whatever you need to say to be clear. If you still feel that the atmosphere feels tense or dishonest, have the courage to speak to that and delve a little deeper. All you can do is express your truth and then you must surrender to how your honesty is received. If this doesn’t help you, please send me more details!