During an interview on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday, President Donald Trump’ senior advisor Kellyanne Conway insisted that the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner had the right to try and set a secret backchannel with Russian officials.
“Back channels like this are the regular course of business and that’s really all that we know,” she said quoting senior military advisors.
Conway was asked by co-host Brian Kilmeade about whether it was Kushner or Russia who proposed the secret backchannel. He even pointed out that U.S. intelligence blacklisted one of the foreign officials Kushner was correlating with.
Conway refused to answer.
“Because there is no reason to, frankly,” she said. “This entire thing is just a rush to judgment. We have been talking about this for about 8 months and yet … it’s a lot easier to scream Russia, Russia, Russia every day.”
Conway also tried claim that the forced resignation by White House Communications Director Mike Dubke was a voluntary decision.
“He has expressed his desire to leave,” she swore.