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Conway: Trump Thinks Comey Pushing 'Revisionist History'

(CNN's "New Day")

By    |   Monday, 16 April 2018 11:43 AM

Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, in a heated interview Monday with CNN's Chris Cuomo, said President Donald Trump thinks former FBI Director James Comey is "engaging in revisionist history" in his new book and in an interview Sunday night.

"Jim Comey loves to be in the center of power," Conway told Cuomo, during the course of a half-hour interview that began on CNN's "New Day" and ran over for 15 minutes on to the network's following program.

"He loves to divert the spotlight to himself and be in the center of power," she added. "The president is correcting the record because there were two people involved in the conversations. If he objected to anything witnessed in his limited few meetings with President Trump, he should have said so."

Conway's comments referred to an Oval Office meeting February 2017. During the meeting, first reported by The New York Times in May of that year, Trump asked the then-FBI director to let this go, referring to the investigation into the National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Comey had said he was disturbed Trump asked him to remain behind while others in the room, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions were asked to leave.

"Why not run out of the Oval Office and say come back?" Conway said. "Why not swing the door open? Why not ask who else is coming to dinner if you don't want to have dinner alone with the president?"

The arguments reached beyond Comey, covering the Russia investigation and recent White House firings, and became especially contentious when Cuomo demanded Conway to give him an answer about whether Trump plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

"Oh, by the way, in case there's any doubt, too, he has confidence in me. So, don't ask me why I'm still here, ask the people who got fired why they're not here," Conway told him, while denying she was dodging his question.

"I haven't asked you anything about that!" Cuomo told her. "All I want to hear is an answer to whether or not the president is considering firing Rosenstein."

"I just answered that," she said. "The president makes the personnel decisions . . . You want this to be about something other than what the whole day is about here, which is whether or not this president has complied with the investigation that your network and others promised would lead to evidence of collusion between the campaign."

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