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 SchiffSchiff: Impeachment proceedings could be 'tool' to get information, evidence Schiff: Escalating Iran tensions 'all too predictable' 5 things to watch as Trump, Dems clash over investigations MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday ripped White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayDem criticizes newest calendars for Trump Interior chief as 'fake' Bush economics director says psychiatrists labeled Trump 'total narcissist' Hatch Act complaints jumped nearly 30 percent Trump's first year in office: report 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 MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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 TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' 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.