Conway: You ‘didn’t need to go to Moscow’ for intel on Hillary
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White House senior aide Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday said if she needed harmful information about Hillary Clinton she would turn to the Democratic presidential candidate herself, rather than Russia.
“Look, I was the campaign manager for the winning part of the campaign and if I needed negative information about Hillary Clinton, I look no further than Hillary Clinton,” Conway told Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier.”
“You certainly didn’t need to go to Moscow. You could just see what she was saying everyday. No optimistic economic message for America,” Conway said.
Conway and other Trump aides have pushed back after The Washington Post reported that President Trump dictated the statement his eldest son Donald Trump Jr. provided to The New York Times regarding a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.
Trump Jr., along with the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, sat down for the June 2016 meeting after Trump Jr. was told the Russian lawyer had damaging information about Clinton.
“The president weighed in because father’s do that,” Conway said on the report that the president himself drafted the statement.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered a similar argument earlier Tuesday while disputing that the initial statement contained inaccurate or misleading information.
The aide’s comments largely appeared to confirm the Post report that Trump was personally involved in drafting the statement, potentially opening him up to further legal scrutiny.