James Comey 'Swung' Election for Trump: Kellyanne Conway Contradicts Herself, Trump Team

James Comey 'Swung' Election for Trump: Kellyanne Conway Contradicts Herself, Trump Team

During the interview, Comey also said that his decision to announce shortly before the election that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was going to reopen the case was influenced by his belief that Clinton would beat Trump and his desire to make sure that the election results were viewed as legitimate.

Conway insisted that Comey testified that nobody ever asked him to drop an investigation, but Stephanopoulos cut in: "I have to stop you there, because that is not correct either".

After James Comey was sacked as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation last May, many wondered when and if the former director would speak out.

Comey, who maintains that both he and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are impartial, has said during congressional testimony that he was uncomfortable with the President's desire to meet with him alone and his alleged request for Comey's personal loyalty.

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In her chat with Cuomo, Conway insulated that Comey didn't have the power to swing the election, contradicting herself from earlier statements. "He's incapable of it as we see", she said. "He could just ignore all of this".

Updated | White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey swung the election in favor of President Donald Trump-a comment at odds with earlier statements made by Conway and the Trump campaign. Conway wasn't pleased and sarcastically responded "oh, Comey can just say what he wants?" while adding, "Don't just throw out sound bytes to go viral without letting me finish the sentence". "I don't think so", she wrote.

She tried to walk the comment back in a later appearance on CNN, telling Chris Cuomo that Clinton was already set to lose the election and that Comey's announcement had no bearing on her doomed campaign. 'These are more words I never thought I'd utter about a president of the United States, but it's possible, ' he said.

Mr Trump rejected Mr Comey's assertion that the president had sought his loyalty at a January 2017 dinner, saying: "I hardly even knew this guy. It's possible", said Comey.

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