Conway: 'I don't know' if military aid was withheld from Ukraine over request for Biden investigation

Conway: 'I don't know' if military aid was withheld from Ukraine over request for Biden investigation
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Conway sparred with CNN’s Dana BashDana BashEvelyn Yang shares that she was sexually assaulted by doctor Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti on impeachment: 'CNN can see through this nonsense' Republicans attack Pelosi for impeachment stalemate MORE on “State of the Union” about the possibility of a quid pro quo between the president and Ukraine. The White House counselor avoided Bash’s original questions about whether aid was held up at the time of the July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, comparing her questioning to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial GOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff MORE’s (D-Calif.) impeachment inquiry process.

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“I think if you’re going to do respectfully what Adam Schiff does, which is come out and cherry-pick 10 seconds or 10 minutes of 10 hours of testimony — we have no access to the full testimony because everything’s been done in the dark in secret. That process has been flawed from the beginning,” Conway said.

Bash responded that she wanted to ask about the “substance” of the impeachment inquiry, not the process.

“Was there a time when military aid was held up because the president wanted Ukraine to look into the Bidens?” Bash asked. 

“I don’t know,” Conway answered. “But they’ve got their aid.”

Conway then cited U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's texts to U.S. diplomat William Taylor saying there was no quid pro quo.

The contentious interview revolved around the controversial call that sparked the impeachment inquiry, in which Trump asked Zelensky to look into former Vice President Biden and his son. The U.S. days earlier had held up military aid to Ukraine.