June 09, 2017
Kellyanne Conway just won't elaborate on President Donald Trump's suggestion that there may be "tapes" from his meetings with axed FBI Director James Comey.
Conway, counselor to the president, told Fox News reporter Martha MacCallum that she "can't comment" during an exclusive interview following Comey's nearly three-hour-long Senate hearing Thursday.
"But if there are tapes, then wouldn't you just say there are no tapes?" MacCallum asked.
"I can't comment on that and actually the president himself has said he won't comment any further on that," Conway, who hails from Camden County, replied.
Comey was brought in to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on ties between Trump's campaign and the Russian government. He confirmed several meetings where Trump asked him for his "loyalty" and told Comey that he hoped he would be able to "let go" an investigation into Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
Shortly after Trump fired the FBI director, citing shifting explanations, the president fired off a tweet that Comey "better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations."
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
During Thursday's hearing, Comey cited the cryptic message as reasoning to leak memos he had written immediately after various meetings with Trump to the press.
“I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting,” he said in the hearing.
Comey later added, “Lordy, I hope there are tapes."
Watch Conway's complete interview below: