White House counselor Kellyanne Conway pushed back Monday against a new non-scandal scandal that erupted last week when a Twitter account dubbed “KellyanneLeaks” live-tweeted remarks Conway allegedly made Thursday during an election watch party at the British Embassy in Washington.
While it might appear outrageous that anyone would trust the tweets of some Twitter troll, keep in mind that “KellyanneLeaks” included photos of Conway at the party, which immediately raised eyebrows, especially considering what she allegedly told reporters at the event.
According to Politico, Conway mocked White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus for “urging White House aides to stop leaking,” “wondered aloud what Marc Short — the (White House) legislative director — does all day” and disobeyed an order by President Donald Trump to tell the media that they would have to wait to hear the tapeshe allegedly has of his now-infamous conversation with former FBI Director James Comey.
Moreover, Politico claims that two of its own sources have “confirmed Conway’s remarks.”
Speaking Monday on “Fox & Friends,” the White House counselor disputed the whole story.
“I never divulge what the president tells me,” she said. “I never would. The president had said publicly that we’ll all find out. We have to wait and see if there are tapes. I repeated that and then converted to no comment.”
Check out Conway’s take on the report here:
She added that Short is one of her best friends in the West Wing, which White House press secretary Sean Spicer reportedly confirmed in his own statement.
He specifically explained that Conway “is very close to Short,” that she had been mocking “reporters for palace intrigue stories” when she spoke about Preibus and that “she was simply explaining what the lawyers said the White House can say” when she mentioned Trump’s request, according to Politico.
Conway and Spicer’s statements suggest what many on the right had suspected from the moment this “scandal” broke out — that it’s another nothing burger being used to distract Americans from the real scandals, e.g., former Attorney General Loretta Lynch having attempted to interfere with the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton, for starters.
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Source: Conservative Tribune