Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference

Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffFive takeaways from Barr's new powers in 'spying' probe Trump declassification move unnerves Democrats Trump appeals order siding with House Democrats bank subpoenas MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday ripped 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 for what he called her "display of alternative facts" on Russian election interference.

"You heard another display of alternative facts from Kellyanne Conway today where she could not even acknowledge that the Russians tried to help the Trump campaign," Schiff said on ABC's "This Week."

 

Schiff's comments come after 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 probe into Russian election interference concluded with the release of a public report on Thursday.

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The report detailed the "sweeping and systematic fashion" with which the Russian government meddled in the election with the goal of electing 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.

Schiff went on to maintain that there is evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians, regardless of Mueller's investigation concluding that there was no criminal cooperation.

“I’ve been very clear over the last year, year and half that there is ample evidence of collusion in plain sight.”

Conway appeared on "This Week" directly before Schiff.

She argued that Trump "won because he was the better candidate" when asked about Mueller's conclusion that Russia worked to help elect the president.