Conway: Goalposts have been moved on Russian collusion

Conway: Goalposts have been moved on Russian collusion
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE counselor Kellyanne Conway accused opponents of the White House of moving the goalposts on allegations of collusion between President Trump's campaign team and Moscow.

In a Friday morning appearance on "Fox & Friends," she said former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Hillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign MORE is "one of the only people" who believes in collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"The goalposts have been moved," Conway added, describing the controversy as nothing more than a conspiracy theory in remarks first noted by Politico

Of Clinton, Conway said: "We know why she lost. It's obvious.”

Conway's comments come just a few days after Donald Trump Jr. released emails describing arrangements for meeting with a Russian lawyer during last year's presidential race. The emails indicated Trump Jr. thought the lawyer was going to provide damaging information on Clinton.

But Conway said reports about the Russian problem have so far not shown a real conspiracy or collusion that the Trump campaign worked with Russia in its efforts to boost Trump's candidacy.

“I mean, we were promised systemic, hard evidence of systemic, sustained, furtive collusion that not only interfered with our election process but indeed dictated the electoral outcome,” Conway said.

Conway stated that the probe into Russian collusion is distracting from the substantive work happening in the White House.

"So, again, what kind of money are we going to spend by the taxpayers having these infinite investigations, and there are many of them. If we’re going to do that, fine, I suppose,” the counselor said. “But we really need to spend our time, also, telling people what's being done here for them.”