At a Washington, D.C. party on Friday night, Kellyanne Conway was overheard “leaking” a private conversation she had with Trump in an open setting to members of the “mainstream media.”
Conway’s overheard conversation was documented on an anonymous new Twitter account, @KellyanneLeaks. Conway details how the President told her say, almost as if to mock the former FBI Director, that “James Comey will have to wait and see about the tapes,” which Conway then translated to “no comment,” deriding Trump’s bombastic rhetoric. She also mocked Trump’s Chief of Staff Reince Priebus for trying to stop leaks to reporters. Oh, the irony.
Politicohas since confirmed the veracity of the conversation.
She held court for an hour or so as folks cycled in/out of her circle. She said Trump gave her a line to talk about “the tapes” to press 2/
She said Trump told her to say “Jim Comey will have to wait and see about the tapes”; she added “I chose to convert that to ‘no comment'” 3/
…and laughed. Here’s where she put those “no comments” and “I can’t comment on that” in action: https://t.co/HBzRiIkvtV
Kellyanne Conway asked three times if Trump has “tapes” of conversations with Comey. Conway says three times she “can’t comment on that.” pic.twitter.com/ETeELH7p2S
She had a good/cruel riff mocking @Reince45 in WH staff meetings.
“No leaks guuuys” she said, mimicking him in a dopey voice. “Seriously” 5/
“He should just be honest: ‘I’m upset because there’s someone working on a story who pronounces it RAYNSE instead of REINCE.'” 6/
Before some WaPo folks joined her, she was talking about recent weeks in the WH to some other party guests. This expression was telling. 7/ pic.twitter.com/pR8KIuZSsF
She and @danbalz (who left a bit earlier than others) were joking about the scrutiny they got for a recent, long convo in a public place 8/
So @KellyannePolls held court for awhile. Along with knocking @Reince45, she also made jokes about the ineffectiveness of his RNC world. 9/
At one point @KellyannePolls said “Honestly, what the fuck does Marc Short do all day?” 10/
So @costareports and @PhilipRucker were there for some, but not all of these convos. Costa joined her in a more light-hearted impression 11/
Trump/Pence people are a bit sloppy and fratricidal; what else is new. But if 45 wonders who the leakers are…https://t.co/TkUmw3EzTR
Despite overwhelming evidence that Russia, a hostile foreign adversary, meddled in the 2016 election, Trump has continued to castigate “leakers” as the real enemies of America.
Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!
If Trump is so worried about those who leak private information to the mainstream media, he should look first at his own administration.