Conway questions Comey's credibility over Trump meeting claims

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Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, responds to former FBI Director James Comey's comments about President Trump in his new book and in interviews.

Comey provided the assessment in an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos which aired Sunday night.

Trump tweeted "Comey drafted the Crooked Hillary exoneration long before he talked to her (lied in Congress to Senator G), then based his decisions on her poll numbers".

Trump and the White House later reversed their position on Comey's handling of the Clinton investigation, saying it was actually the reason the president unexpectedly fired him.

Shortly after the long-time Trump advisor's comments began to make the rounds online, Conway slammed the backlash as "misleading", and attempted to reshape her argument as one doubting Comey's ability to swing an election. Then she began trying to talk over Cuomo and went back to the well of thought to say that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was nothing but Democrat agents angling for Hillary Clinton to pull out the 2016 election.

Last July, the Daily Beast reported that an internal memo in the Trump campaign admitted that the Comey announcement had impacted the election. When it was announced that Comey would be releasing a new book, all eyes were set on what details and information would be revealed.

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First, I have no doubt that Trump is very sincerely confounded at Comey's ability to grab the spotlight. On Sunday, Comey said he felt that sending the letter was the right thing to do.

As director of the FBI, James Comey was in office from January 20, 2017, to May 9, 2017. "He has a very deft way of making things about him".

"This man, Jim Comey, loves to be within the proximity of power", Conway added. "And now, at the end of your interview, George, he gave a free political commercial, telling people to go out and vote against the president and his interests".

Conway suggested that Comey's allegations were disingenuous because he had waited almost a year to take them public, prompting Stephanopoulos to remind her that Comey had in fact told the Senate Judiciary Committee much of the same last year.

Appearing separately on CNN on Monday, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said "it's part of our job to push back". "It's possible", said Comey.