Kellyanne Conway waved away the continued drips in the Russia investigation, after news reports revealed a former Soviet spy attended a meeting with top Trump campaign officials to discuss the campaign.
The White House adviser appeared on “Fox & Friends” just as news was breaking on NBC that a fifth person at the Trump Tower meeting was a Russian lobbyist and suspected spy who specializes in negative public relations campaigns.
“Let’s talk about the No. 1 story on the other channels — and that’s Russia, Russia, Russia,” said Steve Doocy, sounding like the jealous middle sister on “The Brady Bunch, who then led Conway into the discussion by insisting the story was already falling apart. “It looks like she was just a lobbyist.”
Doocy said the Russian attorney, Natalia Veselnitskaya, met with lawmakers, State Department officials, reporters and Washington elites — which she did, but emails released by the president’s son show she was identified to him as a “Russian government attorney.”
Conway offered a highly specific standard of proof necessary to prove the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to interfere with the election, while also accusing the media and Democrats of changing those same standards.
“Even the goalposts have been moved,” Conway agreed. “We were promised systemic hard evidence of systemic, sustained furtive collusion that not only interfered with our election process, but indeed dictated the electoral outcome.”
She said only Hillary Clinton claims that anymore, but she said the former Democratic presidential candidate no longer had any credibility.
“Nobody believes it,” Conway said. “We know why she lost — it’s obvious.”
Conway said she needed only to look to Clinton to obtain damaging information, but she declined to say whether she would have taken the meeting that Trump Jr. agreed to, and then invited Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort.
“It’s a heck of a lot easier to sit around and say ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ with no basis than to go learn the finer points of the new health care bill, than to really dig in and understand the simplicity and the fairness of middle class tax relief,” she said.