Fox News’ Chris Wallace takes on Kellyanne Conway over Trump's claims of exoneration: ‘Just isn’t true'
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace badgered White House advisor Kellyanne Conway early Sunday morning over President Donald Trump’s claim of total exoneration, with Conway repeatedly attempting to bat it away.
“The special counsel cleared the president on collusion, absolutely no question about it. But he especially did not clear him on the question of obstruction, so why is the president telling Americans something that is not true?” Wallace pressed.
As Conway insisted Trump had not fired special counsel Robert Mueller, Wallace pulled her up short.
“Now Kellyanne, wait, but I’m asking you specifically about obstruction, and I don’t mean to interrupt, but I do want to keep you on point,” Wallace said.
“It’s not in there,” Conway shot back
Following the Fox host reading the “no exoneration” part of Attorney General William Barr’s summary, Conway still refused to concede the point.
“Well the president is probably comparing that report, and the ultimate conclusions of no conspiracy, no collusion, no contact with any Russian at a campaign that I managed into its final successful phases,” Conway complained. “And [I] have always been offended that anyone would think that we would cheat lie steal or talk to any Russians, that’s ridiculous and always was."
“Well we’ll see what the full Mueller report says, but there’s nowhere in the Barr report that said the president obstructed justice, there’s nowhere in the Barr memo that says you or I obstructed justice.” Conway added.
“Well there is no Barr report, Barr is simply summarizing Mueller, and Mueller says that it did not exonerate him,” Wallace replied.
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