On Monday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo refused to let Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway skate by and dodge his questions on pressing issues.
Conway stated, “I’m not going to discuss who he calls and who he didn’t call.”
In response, Cuomo asserted, “Sean Spicer did. He said he didn’t reach out to him,” also noting that the wiretap claim is entirely different than leaks and, thus, should be included in the investigation. He continued, “he could answer it himself. He could declassify what’s out himself immediately. Nobody has more power than the president. Yet he hasn’t made a call to [FBI Director James] Comey?”
Conway then began, “Well, look, I’m not going to do that. I’m not going to say–” and, refusing to allow Conway to dodge his question, Cuomo insisted, “Sean Spicer did. We know [Trump] didn’t reach out. Why not?”
Before Cuomo cut her off again, the Counselor to the President tried to blame FBI Director James Comey, saying, “Director Comey can also make a statement. He directed the DOJ–”However, the CNN host wasn’t having any of it — “Why would he make a statement, well, first of all he’s going to testify at the hearing. But why would he testify about something that isn’t happening?”
Conway then went on to state that members are expected to ask Comey about the allegations. However, Cuomo claimed that investigating is effectively a waste of time and resources. Ultimately, he argued, it’s also a distraction.
“That’s my point, Kellyanne. Why would I ask you a question about why my kid went to bed last night? I could make a phone call and tell you what time.”