Kellyanne Conway spoke to George Stephanopoulos this morning about Jim Comey’s interview last night.
She had A LOT to say…and then she ripped George a NEW ONE for giving Comey a “free political commercial.”
It gets HEATED.
‘He takes time to talk about the size of his hands and the length of his tie. That’s really gutter.’
I think we ALL feel that way. Even many on the left.
According to Daily Mail:
A senior White House aide went toe-to-toe with an ABC anchor for five minutes on Monday morning, pushing back against an hour-long Sunday night interview with fired FBI director James Comey.
Kellyanne Conway blasted George Stephanopoulos, saying the former Democratic Party operative and White House communications director under Bill Clinton let Comey dunk on President Donald Trump.
‘At the end of your interview, George, he gave a free political commercial, telling people to go out there and vote against the president and his interests,’ she said.
Is she wrong?
At the end of the day, this was nothing but a self-aggrandizing opportunity for pathetic, attention-seeking Comey.
I think it REALLY backfired.
During the ’20/20′ interview the night before, Comey suggested that voters are ‘duty-bound’ to remove the ‘morally unfit’ Trump via the ballot box.
Because Comey is obviously a compass of integrity and morality, Right?
‘Impeaching and removing Donald Trump from office would let the American people off the hook. … People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting booth and vote their values,’ Comey said.
Aaaaaand He’s trying to get him impeached. Splendid!
But the West Wing saw the former lawman’s spotlight moment as anticlimactic, a White House official said Monday morning, sending just one spokeswoman to battle Stephanopoulos on ‘Good Morning America’ and other news talk shows.
Yup… because NO ONE is taking this hack seriously.
Stephanopoulos, however, hit back at Kellyanne.
Stephanopoulos corrected Conway twice, beginning when she claimed Comey had ‘wait[ed] until an interview with you, not under oath, and selling a book’ to speak publicly about his decisions that impacted the 2016 election.
‘He answered a lot of those questions under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee last year,’ the ABC host shot back.
Conway shifted focus and reminded him that the FBI ‘had to correct his testimony.’
She then jabbed back:
The second jab Stephanopoulos landed came in the context of a discussion about a White House meeting in early 2017 where Comey says the president asked him to put a stop to a criminal investigation of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Conway claimed Comey had ‘admitted’ that ‘nobody here had ever asked him to drop an investigation for political reasons. He admitted that before he was fired.’
Stephanopolous told her she was wrong, AGAIN.
‘Kellyanne, I have to stop you there, Stephanopoulos interjected, ‘because that is not correct either.’
‘What James Comey was asked about in the Senate was whether or not the attorney general or anyone in the Justice Department ever asked him to stop an investigation. He said no. He was not asked about the president.’
Conway wouldn’t say on Monday whether the president watched Sunday’s late-night broadcast, but acknowledged: ‘I think he’s aware of some of the excerpts.’
Trump, she said, believes Comey was ‘not under oath in interviews, and writing a book, and this is somebody who’s giving a revisionist version of history.’
She also jabbed Comey for saying Trump’s tie was ‘too long, as it always is,’ when the two first met, and that since ‘there had been all this controversy and mocking about hand size … I made a note to check the size and it seemed like he had average-sized hands.’
Conway scoffed: ‘He takes time to talk about the size of his hands and the length of his tie. That’s really gutter.’
And on THAT.. there’s no arguing that she’s 100% correct.