Appearing on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” on Monday, Kellyanne Conway, President Trump’s special counsel, refuted claims that she was leaking sensitive White House information to reporters.
“Fox and Friends” co-host Steve Doocy brought up recent reports accusing Conway of sharing confidential information to colleagues and certain journalists at a Washington DC party last Friday night.
A Twitter account that goes by the handle @KellyanneLeaks alleged that Conway was overheard by several people, criticizing President Trump, Reince Priebus the White House chief of staff, and Marc Short, Director of White House Legislative Affairs.
The Twitter account also posted pictures of Conway talking to reporters at the party. The account also claimed that she was overheard complaining about Short.
“Honestly, what the f*** does Marc Short do all day?” she reportedly asked.
According to the account, Trump told Conway to “go out there and say that booted FBI Director ‘Jim Comey is going to have to wait and see about the tapes.’”
Other attendees also saw Conway making fun of Priebus for telling White House staff to avoid talking to the press.
Politico published a similar report on Saturday:
“Kellyanne Conway was overheard Thursday night talking about her West Wing co-workers to fellow revelers at a party. Conway was having an off-the-record conversation with a group of reporters and other attendees at the British Embassy at their election-night watch party. She said President Donald Trump told her to “go out there and say ‘Jim Comey is going to have to wait and see about the tapes.’”
“It turns out you’re the big leaker from the White House!” Doocy said about leak reports.
Conway responded: “If I were a great leaker, I would get much better press, don’t you think? Part of why I don’t is because I won’t leak confidential information.”
She also shot back, saying she never leaks any information about or from the president.
“I never divulge what the president tells me,” Conway said. “I never would.”
Despite the large number of reports stemming out of various outlets, Sean Spicer has refuted claims and allegations, especially those coming out of Twitter, and maintained that Short and Conway are “very close.”