Kellyanne Conway's response to Comey interview contradicts Trump's talking point

Kellyanne Conway's response to Comey interview contradicts Trump's talking point

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, responds to former FBI Director James Comey's comments about President Trump in his new book and in interviews.

Conway also noted that Comey said in Sunday's interview that he, like many Americans, believed the polls that suggested Clinton would win.

Conway artfully dodged questions from ABC's George Stephanopoulos, this after she said Comey confessed in his Senate testimony that the president didn't ask him to cease investigating former national security advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. She continued to push back against Cuomo's assertion that Comey's announcement hurt Clinton's chances.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, then a top Trump campaign surrogate, also praised Comey's move, telling Fox News in late October and early November 2016 that Comey "had an absolute duty" to "come forward with the new information" and "did the right thing".

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McCabe's attorney has asserted publicly that emails show "that Mr. McCabe advised Director Comey that he was working with colleagues at the Federal Bureau of Investigation to correct inaccuracies before the stories were published, and that they remained in contact through the weekend while the interactions with the reporter continued". The interview highlighted the April 17 release of Comey's book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership. "He was a very deft way of making things about him". "The president hardly knew the man".

Conway suggested that Comey's allegations were disingenuous because he had waited almost a year to take them public, prompting Stephanopoulos to remind her that Comey had in fact told the Senate Judiciary Committee much of the same last year.

When Stephanopoulos accurately stated that wasn't true, Conway hopped into Trump defense mode and rattled off claims Comey wanted to siphon power away from the president by being in close contact with him. "It's possible", said Comey.

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