Conway lashes out at CNN for question about husband's tweets

Elias Hubbard
April 22, 2018

A furious White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday lashed out at CNN's Dana Bash for asking her about her husband's tweets critical of President Donald Trump - charging the question was meant "to harass and embarrass".

By now you've probably heard about Kellyanne Conway's husband being critical of President Trump on Twitter.

Conway tore into Bash for inquiring why her spouse, high-profile attorney George Conway, had recently tweeted "critical" comments about Trump, including challenging the president's recent claim that attorney-client privilege was "dead".

"It's fascinating to me that CNN would go there, but it's very good for the whole world to have just witnessed that it's now fair game... how people's spouses and significant others may differ with them", Conway shot back.

"I think that will be fascinating moving forward".

She also implied the question was sexist and that she was subjected to a double standard. Not stopping there, Conway then took a shot at the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director for his use of the term "leadership" in his new book. We're now going to talk about other people's spouses and significant others just because they either work at the White House or CNN?. You just went there.

Conway and Bash got into a heated, tense exchange when the anchor brought up George Conway's recent tweets.

. "By definition, spouses have a difference of opinion when one is, I don't know, draining the joint bank account to support things with the other disagrees about".

When asked by Bash if Conway could say whether Trump "did, unequivocally, nothing wrong that he's anxious Michael Cohen will tell the feds about", Conway continued to demure. "I'm sorry you took it that way", Bash said. "I'm really surprised and gratified to see that".

When Bash pressed further on whether Trump's concerned tweets weren't sent because he's in "potential legal jeopardy", Conway pointed to reports that Trump has been told he is not a target of the FBI's ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign and its potential collusion with Russian Federation.

Bash said she was making a point that it can be "hard" for two adults with different opinions.

"To answer your question, very pointedly, this president was told three times by Jim Comey, privately, that he wasn't under investigation by the FBI", Conway said. "Back it up. Now you're talking about my marriage again", Conway said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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