White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN Monday to sarcastically slam the idea the former FBI Director James Comey swung the presidential election, only for the show's chyron to parrot it as a honest response.
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.
Trump tweeted "Comey drafted the Crooked Hillary exoneration long before he talked to her (lied in Congress to Senator G), then based his decisions on her poll numbers". She continued to push back against Cuomo's assertion that Comey's announcement hurt Clinton's chances.
Last July, the Daily Beast reported that an internal memo in the Trump campaign admitted that the Comey announcement had impacted the election. Comey had only ever testified that no one in the Department of Justice had made such a request, Stephanopoulos said, but he has always maintained his claims about Trump. When it was announced that Comey would be releasing a new book, all eyes were set on what details and information would be revealed. "He has a very deft way of making things about him".
Remember, too, that when Trump first fired Comey in 2017, one of the White House's initial defenses of the firing was because of how Comey mishandled the Clinton investigation, though Trump himself would later admit the Russian Federation investigation played a role.
Conway also complained to Stephanopoulos that Comey was given a "free commercial" to urge viewers to vote against Trump.
"This man, Jim Comey, loves to be within the proximity of power", Conway added.
Second, um, what? Conway said, "This guy swung an election".
"This is somebody who wants a pay day", McDaniel said of Comey.