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Conway: Trump Neither Knew or Worked With Page, Gordon

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By    |   Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017 11:00 AM

Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway Tuesday dismissed two of President Donald Trump's former campaign advisers Tuesday, saying that the president does not know them and did not work with them.

"In the case of Mr. [Carter] Page, Mr. [J.D.] Gordon, some others, they really have very attenuated contacts to the campaign that I managed for the last three months," Conway told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program.

"I have spoken directly to the president and other senior officials about this," she said. "He doesn't know these gentlemen. He didn't work with them."

Page, a former foreign policy adviser who stepped down in September, and Gordon, the Trump campaign's former national security director, came up during Monday's House Intelligence Committee hearing, FBI Director James Comey confirmed the bureau is probing ties between Trump associates and Moscow.

Page left amid questions concerning his association with Russians, and reportedly was among some Trump associates who had met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Gordon told Newsmax Tuesday that he left the Trump campaign last August amid an implosion of its policy office.

On Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer also claimed that Paul Manafort, who had at one time managed Trump's presidential campaign, played a "very limited role for a very limited amount of time" in the effort.

Conway told Fox News that there are many people rushing to prove connections between Trump's campaign and Russia, and that there are "conclusions still in search of evidence. That's very dangerous."

Further, said Conway, Monday's hearings did not reveal anything more to prove such connections.

"I assure you, let me say it again, I was the campaign manager," said Conway, who was named to the position after Manafort left. "I was talking to people in Macomb County, Michigan, not Moscow.

"It's very important yesterday that under oath Director Comey and Director Rogers confirmed that there was no effect on any vote in these swing states."

Also on Tuesday, Conway commented on Trump's visit to Capitol Hill to speak with lawmakers about voting for the American Health Care Act.

"It's almost seven years to have the day that Obamacare passed the House and became law," said Conway. "In that time, premiums have spiraled out of control. People's confidence in their healthcare system is down. They need the private system of health savings accounts to help them."

In the past month or so, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have been showing leadership while pushing for the American Health Care Act, said Conway, and "this is the president at his finest."

"We have seen different inputs and ideas and advice from the House, from the Senate, from the leadership, from the governors, from the rank and file," said Conway. "He is working the phones. He has received people into the office. It takes a nonpolitical leader like President Trump to uproot a program that just has not worked for many people."

Trump has also been respectful of different inputs for the bill, said Conway, and that's reflected in the legislation.

"The president did not say this is the bill and it's my way or the highway," said Conway.

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Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway Tuesday dismissed two of President Donald Trump's former campaign advisers under scrutiny by the FBI for their alleged contacts with Russia, saying the president does not know them and did not work with them.
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