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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President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE’s counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayConway and Haley get into heated feud: 'You'll say anything to get the vice-presidential nomination' NBC signs Mueller 'pit bull' prosecutor Andrew Weissman as legal analyst George Conway and Trump Jr. trade personal insults during impeachment hearing MORE said Sunday that she doesn’t know if military aid was withheld from Ukraine because the White House wanted the nation to look into 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE.

Conway sparred with CNN’s Dana BashDana BashMichelle Obama presents Lin-Manuel Miranda with National Portrait Award Charlize Theron: We didn't want the politics to overshadow 'Bombshell' Human Rights Campaign head pushes back against idea that Buttigieg's sexuality is a barrier among black voters 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 SchiffNunes's facial expression right before lawmakers took break from Sondland testimony goes viral Sondland brings impeachment inquiry to White House doorstep Maloney wins House Oversight gavel 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.