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Anderson Cooper takes on Kellyanne Conway over firing of FBI director James Comey

Joseph McCormick May 10, 2017
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Kellyanne Conway appears in an interview with Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper pulled no punches when interviewing White House advisor Kellyanne Conway over the firing of FBI director by President Trump.

James Comey was dismissed as the Director of the FBI yesterday by President Trump.

The White House released a statement saying that Comey had been “terminated and removed from office”.

Letter from President Trump dismissing James Comey

This came after a recommendation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Conway appeared on CNN with Cooper to defend the dismissal of Comey, saying that it had nothing to do with an investigation on Russian ties in the White House.

“You don’t think it looks odd at all that the president of the United States is firing the guy who’s leading the investigation into the president’s White House and the people around the president?” He asked Conway.

“The president is not under investigation. I’m around the president, I’m not under investigation,” she responded. “I can name several people in that same situation.”

A number of clips were then played by Cooper of the President, then campaigning for office, back in 2016 stating praise for Comey for investigating Hillary Clinton over her email controversy.

Conway responded: “You’re conflating two things that don’t belong together. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I was on your show often last fall saying we were going to win Michigan and how we were going to do it, so that was fun.”

Cooper then gave a pretty big eye roll and continued with his line of questioning.

Watch the interview below:

Conway, who coined the term ‘alternative facts’ was earlier this year laughed at in an interview by an audience, after attacking people who lie on TV – exactly the thing she has been accused of doing.

SNL returned earlier this year, and couldn’t leave one person alone – Kellyanne Conway, AKA ‘Couch Legs’.

Senior White House advisor Conway was last month banned from making TV appearances for a week, and has made less appearances since a number of blunders including citing a fake terrorist incident and defending embattled national security advisor Michael Flynn just hours before he resigned.

Conway last month attempted to redefine feminism – and the dictionary really wasn’t impressed.

Earlier this year Conway claimed she didn’t retweet and respond to a white nationalist and it must have been someone else from her Twitter account.

When confronted by BuzzFeed about her support of a white nationalist, she claimed she didn’t do it and didn’t know who did.

“I don’t know who had access to my account,” she said.

“Let me see who tweeted that. That’s terrible.

“I denounce whoever it is. It will be immediately deleted. Everybody makes mistakes.”

Conway has proven a controversial figure since joining President Trump’s campaign.

Just hours before he resigned as national security advisor, Conway said Michael Flynn “does enjoy the full confidence of the president.”

She also said the next day that Flynn stepped down of his own volition.

Both statements were contradicted shortly afterwards by White House spokesman Sean Spicer.

Conway also earlier this year talked about the fictional ‘Bowling Green massacre’ during an interview.

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