"I wonder why Jim Comey, as the sitting Federal Bureau of Investigation director, did not go to Trump Tower to meet with the president-elect for two whole months after an election", Conway said to FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo on Monday on "Mornings with Maria". Those close to Trump have in turn sought to discredit Comey, whom Trump fired as Federal Bureau of Investigation director in May of a year ago.
CNN's chyron proceeded to falsely claim Conway thought Comey handed the election to Donald Trump with the chyron "KELLYANNE CONWAY: COMEY 'SWUNG AN ELECTION'". It's really hard to follow, which is nothing new for those who track Conway.
"He loves to divert the spotlight to himself and be the center of power", Conway told CNN's "New Day" Monday morning.
"Point I made on 3 shows is that we are supposed to believe THIS guy swung an election? I don't think so, '" she said.More news: Trump still mulling military options in Syria as tensions with Russian Federation rise
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Shortly after the long-time Trump advisor's comments began to make the rounds online, Conway slammed the backlash as "misleading", and attempted to reshape her argument as one doubting Comey's ability to swing an election.
He went on, "I was not his fan, but I'll tell you what, what he did he brought back his reputation".
Trump's comments on Twitter were his first since Comey's high-profile television interview Sunday night in which he said he believes Trump is "morally unfit" to be president and that he hopes Trump will be voted out of office.
Trump, meanwhile, tweeted a slew of insults at Comey, whom he fired in May.
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, asked Comey if he had ever "been an anonymous source in news reports about matters relating to the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation?" or if he had ever "authorized someone else at the FBI to be an anonymous source in news reports about the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation?"