In a Monday appearance on “Good Morning America,” senior White House aide Kellyanne Conway whined when ABC News host George Stephanopoulos grilled her about some of the claims made by former FBI Director James Comey in their Sunday interview.
She began with GOP talking points about President Donald Trump firing the former director for good reasons. However, she lamented that his commentary about Trump’s appearance and hand size was “really gutter.”
Conway also confessed that Comey likely “swung an election” when he announced the FBI would reopen the Clinton investigation, which hadn’t been closed to begin with.
“He’s an admitted leaker,” Conway claimed, parroting Trump. Former White House ethics director Walter Shaub, however, noted that it was elected Republicans in Congress who first “leaked” the investigation about Clinton.
Over and over, the co-host hammered Conway’s “alternative facts” and finally demanded to know if “the president have any evidence to back up his side of the story.”
Conway then tried to claim that during his Senate testimony, Comey confessed that Trump never asked him to drop the investigation into former national security advisors Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
“Kellyanne, I have to stop you there,” Stephanopoulos cut in. “Because that’s not correct either.” He noted that Comey testified that no one at the Justice Department asked him to stop the investigation. He made no comment about Trump. “He was not asked about the president” by senators.
Comey “loved being in the proximity of power,” Conway claimed as a justification for her attacks.
Watch the full interview below:
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Nate Silver claps back at right-wing pollster for accusing him of fraud
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Nonetheless, Rasmussen is proud of its methodology and particularly irritated when polling analyst and FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver points out their inaccuracy. Over the past two weeks, they have twice accused him of "fraud" and characterized his analyses as "corrupt."
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Washington Post Congressional reporter Mike DeBonis said that the president said "several times" in the meeting that he isn't concerned about terrorists that live 7,000 miles away.
The source said that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) had to remind the president that the Sept. 11 terrorists "came from 7,000 away" themselves.
The president has neglected to understand terrorists can attack the U.S. on North American soil as well as at embassies, military bases, international sporting events, or even Trump's properties. It would be simple for ISIS to use a car bomb to attack Trump's property in Indonesia, as an example.
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Volker reportedly testified that Bill Taylor was reluctant to take the position of acting ambassador to Ukraine after the firing of Marie Yovanovitch.
"He was just worried [Ukraine] was going to get undermined at some point,” Volker reportedly testified. “Hanging over everyone’s head in the expert community is, is there some grand bargain with Russia where we throw Ukraine under the bus?”