Tags: Trump Administration | conway | denies | report | white house | leaker

Conway Denies Reports Calling Her a White House Leaker

(Fox News/"Fox & Friends")

By    |   Monday, 12 Jun 2017 09:50 AM

Kellyanne Conway Monday strongly denied reports that she has been leaking information from the White House, saying she would "never divulge" what President Donald Trump tells her.

"If I were a great leaker, I would get much better press, don't you think?" Conway, the counselor to the president, told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. 

"Part of why I don't is because I won't divulge confidential information."

Over the weekend, reports based on a new Twitter account claimed that Conway loudly criticized her West Wing coworkers during a party at the British Embassy last Thursday night.

The account, @KellyanneLeaks, claimed in its description that if articles appearing in The New York Times, Politico or The Washington Post concern Priebus or other White House staff, there is a "good chance" Conway leaked the details.

The poster also claimed that Conway complained that "she's the one catching the slings and arrows in the West Wing" and that she wanted to know what legislative director Marc Short does all day.

"Marc Short is one of my best friends in the West Wing," Conway told Fox News Monday. "He came to my wedding 16 years ago . . . our families are close. I don't wonder what he does every day. I marvel at it, and I often join in those efforts. I think we had three or four meetings together just last week."

Conway on Monday also commented about statements made by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who said on Sunday that she wants to further investigate testimony made by fired FBI Director James Comey concerning former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Comey had testified that Lynch wanted him to refer to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server as a "matter," not an "investigation," and Conway said Monday that was "no small thing."

"It's not a semantics difference," Conway said. "This was an investigation of 33,000 deleted emails [on] a private server. [They were] smashing phones with hammers. The last time I smashed my phone with a hammer, I wasn't trying to not conceal evidence."

Comey said he agreed with Lynch to "downgrade" the investigation, Conway noted, and it "goes back to the tarmac meeting between Lynch and President Bill Clinton. It takes about four-and-a-half minutes, not 45 minutes to talk about golf and the grand kids, a couple selfies included."

Democrats, meanwhile, are "obsessive" over the probe into Russian collusion and interference with the 2016 election, said Conway, and that's because they are "obstructionists."

"They will have to go home and face their constituents at some point when they say, what was your message?" said Conway.

"They have no message. No direction. No leader. No compunction to try to cooperate with this White House or the Republican majority in both houses, or Republican governors and Republican state legislators across the board.

"There is no willingness to cross over and support what I would say are even nonpartisan issues like air traffic control and infrastructure reform."

Conway also railed against the media and its focus on Russia and other matters rather than Trump's achievements.

"I don't know why people just can't cover both," said Conway. "We really wanted to talk about this incredible economy of 4.3 percent unemployment, the lowest in 15 years. Fewer unemployed since 2007, I believe. And certainly the confidence numbers are way up for the last decade. They haven't been this high. So why can't people cover both stories?"

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
Kellyanne Conway Monday strongly denied reports that she has been leaking information from the White House, saying she would "never divulge" what President Donald Trump tells her.
conway, denies, report, white house, leaker
570
2017-50-12
Monday, 12 Jun 2017 09:50 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved