Kellyanne Conway slams Comey: 'This guy swung an election'

Kellyanne Conway slams Comey: 'This guy swung an election'

Kellyanne Conway slams Comey: 'This guy swung an election'

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday morning that former FBI Director James Comey changed the outcome of the 2016 election with his announcement about Hillary Clinton's emails. "He was a very deft way of making things about him".

In October 2016 Conway, now a senior member of the Trump administration, seemed aghast at the tension among Democrats surrounding Comey amid his investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

"This guy swung an election", Conway told ABC's George Stephanopoulos, whose highly anticipated interview with Comey aired Sunday night.

"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", Conway said. That's something only Trump himself is supposed to do.

In her chat with Cuomo, Conway insulated that Comey didn't have the power to swing the election, contradicting herself from earlier statements. "He thought the wrong person would win".

Conway spent the morning rebutting the idea that she was attributing her boss' victory to Comey, retweeting this from CNN's Chris Cuomo - who didn't miss an opportunity to take a shot at a rival network.

Conway's pushback is part of a concerted effort the White House and Republican National Committee to undermine Comey's credibility as he conducts a media blitz to promote his book, "A Higher Calling: Truth, Lies, and Leadership", which is set to be released Tuesday. "This misleading headline should include an eye roll and question mark", Conway wrote, while attaching an ABC News article with a headline claiming he she attacked Comey for swinging the election.

But some Twitter users thought that Conway doth protest too much. She certainly sounds that way. Or just getting confused about the party line? Or what? She later "explained" that she was "being sarcastic".