In an interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCullum on “The Story” Thursday, Kellyanne Conway refused to answer any questions regarding alleged tapes between President Donald Trump and James Comey, the former FBI director.
When asked about details regarding the president’s response to Comey’s hearing procedures with the Senate Intelligence Committee, Conway simply refused to give any specific answers.
“Well, at the White House, we’ve been referring everyone, Martha, to his private lawyer, Marc Kasowitz,” Conway said. “And today, I’m happy to report, I can actually refer you to Mark Kasowitz, the President’s private lawyer’s statement. And you ran some of it. I really would tell the public if you want to see the full statement from Marc Kasowitz, go ahead and pull it up.”
She further added, “I’m sure you can access a publicly, if not through the White House website. And it’s an important statement, because it reflects the President’s opinion, his lawyer’s characterization of the particular testimony. But I think it’s important, because if this was a classic legal case, you would have one side go and the other side go. That’s not how congressional testimony works. The other side does not respond.”
Conway was then asked, rather directly by MacCallum, if any tapes of conversation between the recently dismissed FBI director and Trump existed. However, Conway wasn’t having any of it.
“I can’t comment on that,” Conway emphatically said.
When MacCallum asked why Conway couldn’t comment on the topic of audio tapes, Conway replied, “Because I can’t comment. I work in the White House.”
“But if there are no tapes, can’t you just say that?” MacCallum asked in response.
Conway fired back, “I can’t comment on that. And the President has also said that he won’t comment any further on that.”