Kellyanne Conway's response to Comey interview contradicts Trump's talking point

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There was a brief moment moment Monday morning when White House counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared to agree with a lot of Democrats that James Comey, then the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, swung the 2016 election toward Donald Trump with his late-in-the-game public pronouncements about Hillary Clinton's email. But during an interview on Good Morning America, she contradicted Trump's official line by admitting that Comey swung the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor when he announced the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a few days before the vote. The chat came 24 hours after ABC aired Stephanopoulos's much-hyped interview with Comey and Conway certainly had something to say about it.

"I saw James Comey last night and I thought: 'Is it true that James Comey swung an election?"

Comey, who maintains that both he and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are impartial, has said during congressional testimony that he was uncomfortable with the President's desire to meet with him alone and his alleged request for Comey's personal loyalty. "I don't think so, '" she said.

She also smacked down the IJR for running with ABC's framing.

On Twitter following her spot on the program, Conway beat a hasty retreat, saying the "swung an election" line had been meant to be sarcasm.

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She also tweeted her defense.

In a subsequent CNN interview, she made clear she was paraphrasing Democrats who feel that Comey swung the election.

He went on, "I was not his fan, but I'll tell you what, what he did he brought back his reputation".

Last July, the Daily Beast reported that an internal memo in the Trump campaign admitted that the Comey announcement had impacted the election.

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