The final report of special counsel Robert Mueller contained findings that didn’t “sound like Donald Trump” — including his lament that “my presidency is over” after the Mueller investigation began, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday.
In an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Conway mounted a vigorous defense of the president in the wake of a report that detailed 10 potential obstruction incidents.
“There are other things in the Mueller report [that] don't sound like Donald Trump,” Conway said. “I have been by his side for three straight years. He's never said once ‘my candidacy is over,’ ‘my presidency is over.’
“What I want the viewers to understand what's in this report and what is not in this report. No criminal charges brought against President Trump. There will be no criminal charges brought against anyone in his family or connected to his campaign.”
Conway also said Trump “deserves an apology from millions of people in country including those who have a lot of power in this country.”
“The media as well,” she said. “… Day after day, story after story, we're leading the public to believe that there was collusion and criminal conspiracy.”
But she predicted that as a result, Trump will be reelected.
“People will look back at this week as another reason he gets reelected,” she predicted. “Mark my words, they spent 22 months, $25 million constantly beating the drum of collusion.”
Conway also dismissed criticism of the Trump administration by Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah.
“I thought that Mr. Romney missed a great opportunity this weekend to say one very important thing, which is, he was right in 2012 when he said to the whole world in a debate against then-president Barack Obama, the big geopolitical foe was Russia,” Conway said.
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