Kellyanne Conway To ABC: Comey 'Swung The Election'

Ruben Hill
April 16, 2018

While President Donald Trump and other conservatives continue to try and discredit former FBI Director James Comey after his bombshell interview with ABC over the weekend, an old tweet from Kellyanne Conway shows that there might be some hypocrisy in their criticism.

"This guy swung an election", Conway said to ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

Second, um, what? Conway said, "This guy swung an election". "He thought the wrong person would win".

Folks on the Internet took notice of Conway's media gaffes of the day and had plenty to say.

Conway blasted Comey for what she described as "gutter" talk, referring to the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's openness in discussing the size of Trump's hands, the length of his tie and the business mogul's oft-ridiculed spray tan.

Conway reversed her argument later Monday morning, arguing that Comey wasn't capable of swinging an election.

In fact, there seems to be an "all-out assault on Comey" coming from the right as he prepares to release his book, A Higher Loyalty, tomorrow.

Trump, meanwhile, tweeted a slew of insults at Comey, whom he fired in May. "BEFORE Oct 28/Comey letter: - she struggled to get 50% polls in states Pres Obama carried twice - majority said she wasn't honest/trustworthy -Trump better candidate/message/connector", Conway concluded. "As I said dozens of time, Hillary, not Comey, is why Hillary lost", she wrote. She also told The Daily Beast that she was being "sarcastic".

In the interview that aired Sunday, Comey said that he would not favor impeaching Trump to remove him from office, because that "would let the American people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that I believe they're duty-bound to do directly" - meaning through elections.

Trump and the White House later reversed their position on Comey's handling of the Clinton investigation, saying it was actually the reason the president unexpectedly fired him.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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