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:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 16, 2018
WATCH: Protesters celebrate as Chase Bank was set ablaze during Portland protests
Trump alerts ‘active-duty U.S. military police’ for possible deployment to Minnesota: report
President Donald Trump's administration is contemplating using active-duty U.S. troops in an attempt to quell the protests in Minneapolis, the Associated Press reported early Saturday morning.
As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests," the AP reported.
"Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders. Soldiers in Fort Carson, in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas have been told to be ready within 24 hours. The people did not want their names used because they were not authorized to discuss the preparations," the AP explained.
John Roberts joins liberals as Supreme Court rejects challenge to Newsom’s COVID-19 limits on California church attendance
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California. The San Diego area church tried to challenge the state's limits on attendance at worship services:
The church argued that limits on how many people can attend their services violate constitutional guarantees of religious freedom and had been seeking an order in time for services on Sunday. The church said it has crowds of 200 to 300 people for its services.