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 SchiffThe peculiar priorities of Adam Schiff Trump knocks Mueller after deal struck for him to testify Mueller to give extended testimony after appearance postponed MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday ripped White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet George Conway calls Trump a 'racist president' in new op-ed George Conway's group: Trump tweets 'should be rejected by every American' 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 MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 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 TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA 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.