Kellyanne Conway Crashes & Burns During Live Wednesday Appearance

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Donald Trump calls any reporting about him that is not to his liking “fake news.” He does this to intentionally shake the public’s confidence in the media providing facts to them. At the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) annual meeting, he famously told his dwindling audience and the greater American audience to not believe what they saw or heard. Just believe him. His talking heads are at it, too.

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway appeared on MSNBC and claimed the network’s hosts had been lying about the collision in the Mueller Report. She came in her most aggressive role.

Conway said that the president had fully cooperated with Robert Mueller III. She also claimed that Trump had been cleared. This top adviser accused all of the media and even the Democrats of a virtual do-over to try to get another conclusion. She told MSNBC’s  Kristen Welker:

‘I’ll point you back to when the Mueller report first came out, journalists like you were asking us, well, when will you move on, how long will you keep on sort of preening and saying there is nothing in the Mueller report other than what we have already known? Yet it’s them who are in Congress trying to do a do-over of a report that is the authoritative, definitive, conclusive and final word on what was investigated. It was meant to be investigating collusion by a foreign government in a campaign that I ran to a successful end, and we already, as a nation, have spent 22 months and tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money.’

Welker noted that Mueller had said that Congress was the top authority in this investigation since POTUS was the person being investigated. She asked why the president did not fully cooperate with Congress’ oversight responsibilities. Conway responded:

‘As you know, many of those documents are privileged. I want your viewers to recognize the facts there. Many of these documents are privileged, so they will not be turned over willy-nilly. The other thing is, I have to slightly disagree with the characterization that Director Mueller directed Congress to take it up.’

Welker said that the Mueller Report specifically pointed to Congress, and Conway responded:

‘I read the report. He cites many things in his report, including that there was no collusion, despite the fact that your network said it many times every single day for many years, respectfully. One thing in the report that is important to note is the job of the special counsel is to refer an indictment or decline a referral on indictment — that is it.’

The president’s adviser said:

‘Words like exoneration is really not appropriate responsibility. When you said that the Congress has an oversight responsibility, oversight is different from overreach, and you’re yet to point out to me, as is anyone else, what would be new in these investigations. What would be new in this testimony other than what we’ve already seen in the actual Mueller report. People were worried for very many months — you’re going to fire Mueller and we need to protect Mueller and the president is interfering.’

That was when Welker clarified Conway’s claims about MSNBC hosts:

‘Just to be clear, no one here ever came to any determination about what may or may not have been in the Mueller report.’

Conway continued:

‘I think some of your talking heads have, yes.’

Welker drilled down on executive privilege:

‘Let me just stay on topic here and just be very clear, because you talked about those privileged documents. Can we take that as confirmation that the White House will be in communication with (the Department of Justice) about what documents are turned over and whether they may be subject to executive privilege as it relates to that deal that was struck between (Rep. Jerry) Nadler and DOJ?’

Conway ended with:

‘No, I will not confirm that. But I would remind you that the president has said many times as have we who speak on his behalf that executive privilege is an option on the table.’

Check out Welker talking with Conway in the video below: