So, did Comey swing the election? Here's the evidence

Lawrence Kim
April 16, 2018

Following the James Comey interview that aired on ABC Sunday night, the White House sent senior counselor Kellyanne Conway out to do damage control Monday morning.

"This guy swung an election", Conway told Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" Monday, while derisively rattling off a list of Comey's various misdeeds in government.

Huh. So it seems Conway is criticizing Comey for swinging the election for Trump, something that Conway and Trump benefitted from, I guess?

Comey, who maintains that both he and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are impartial, has said during congressional testimony that he was uncomfortable with the President's desire to meet with him alone and his alleged request for Comey's personal loyalty.

The comments come the morning after the airing of Comey's interview with ABC News, his first since being fired by Trump last May. "I don't remember spelling it out, but it had to have been", he said in the interview.

In case you didn't follow, here's what Conway said: "This guy swung an election".

In a subsequent CNN interview, she made clear she was paraphrasing Democrats who feel that Comey swung the election.

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". She did this even as she's putting Comey on blast per the White House playbook.

Last July, the Daily Beast reported that an internal memo in the Trump campaign admitted that the Comey announcement had impacted the election.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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