Kellyanne Conway declares Mueller report's release 'best day' since Trump's election

Kellyanne Conway declares Mueller report's release 'best day' since Trump's election
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White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway: Pelosi is playing Trump 'like a drum' Schumer: Trump was 'agitated' during White House infrastructure meeting Trump, Pelosi exchange insults as feud intensifies MORE declared Thursday "the best day" since President TrumpDonald John TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit MORE's election, reveling in the findings of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump orders more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions Trump: Democrats just want Mueller to testify for a 'do-over' Graham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam' MORE's full report.

Conway spoke to reporters at the White House, where she swiped at Democrats and the media after Mueller's investigation and downplayed any potentially damaging information included in the more than 400-page document, which did not implicate Trump in conspiracy with the Russian government or obstruction of justice.

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"I called this a political proctology exam," Conway said of the report, claiming Trump had received a "clean bill of health."

Mueller's report did not establish that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. On obstruction of justice, Mueller looked at 10 episodes and did not exonerate Trump, but Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrPelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Five takeaways from Barr's new powers in 'spying' probe Trump declassification move unnerves Democrats MORE and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinJake Tapper fact-checks poster Trump admin created describing Mueller investigation Jeffrey Rosen officially sworn in as deputy attorney general Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller MORE determined there was not sufficient evidence to charge the president.

Conway said she read the entire report.

"That should make people very good about democracy," Conway said of the report's main findings. "And it should make people feel really great that a campaign I managed to its successful end did not collude with any Russians."

"We’re accepting apologies today, too, for anybody who feels the grace in offering them," she added.

Conway disputed that Mueller's detailed findings on how Trump may have tried to obstruct the investigation were a cause for concern, arguing that the president has the right to fire administration officials.

"Intent has never mattered to any of you, respectfully, throughout this whole thing," Conway said. "Was there intent to collude? Was there intent to commit a crime? Was there intent to conspire with Russians? Was there intent to steal the election from poor, old Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign DNC boss says candidates to be involved in debate lottery MORE, I'm sure for whom most of you voted.

"The intent matters and the president’s intention here was not to do that," she added. "And so intent matters and I know you want to cherry-pick one line here or one line there because the big lie that you’ve let fly for two years, it’s over folks."