Kellyanne Conway on Monday tried to explain why Donald Trump Jr. hadn’t disclosed his confab with a Russian lawyer sooner — and why the pretense of learning damning info on Hillary Clinton wasn’t collusion in the slightest.
“No information was received that was meaningful or helpful, and no action was taken,” the top Trump adviser told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Confronted with a December TV clip of herself insisting conversations between the Trump campaign and Russians “never happened,” Conway tried her best to spin.
“Who misled you, and why did Don Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort allow those public denials to stand for so many months?” George Stephanopoulos asked.
“As I understand it, George, some of the disclosure forms have been amended since that time to reflect other meetings including this one,” Conway replied.
“(Trump Jr.) made very clear that no information that was meaningful and helpful was gained from this,” she said. “We have many different meetings in a campaign. Some of them are unhelpful and not particularly meaningful.”
“I don’t think you had to go very far, respectfully, to find damaging information or negative information about Hillary Clinton,” she said. “She was a gusher at all times of negative, damaging information.”
“Look: The only information, the only people who had information about Russia meddling in summer of 2016 did not work in the Trump campaign,” she said. “They worked in the Obama White House.”
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