Despite being asked by the Donald Trump administration to represent their view on Good Morning America Tuesday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos she simply didn’t know many of the crucial facts surrounding the departure of national security advisor Michael Flynn.
Stephanopoulos asked Conway whether White House counsel informed the president, after being told by acting Attorney General Sally Yates, that Flynn was believed to be vulnerable to Russian blackmail. “I don’t know the answer to that,” Conway responded. “The fact is, I can’t reveal what the White House knew or didn’t know, and who in the White House did or didn’t know.”
“George, again, I’m not here to say who knew what when,” she said later. “Because first of all, that would be divulging information that is highly sensitive, and secondly I don’t know all the details. I haven’t spoken to everyone that you’re talking about.”
“Kellyanne, I got to get to the bottom of this here,” Stephanopoulos said finally. “You asked to come on at the president’s request, the president wants you to come out and speak for the White House this morning. Do you know if the president was told three weeks ago, when Sally Yates told the White House counsel that General Flynn had been compromised, do you know if the president was told that?”
“I do not know that, George,” she answered.
“Do you know if the vice president was told that?”
“I do not know that,” Conway repeated.
“Do you know why the White House chose not to correct the record for those three weeks?” Stephanopoulos tried again.
“Well, again, you’re presuming that all the information you have there is completely factual,” Conway responded.
Afterwards, the Good Morning America hosts marveled at what had just happened. “Why does the president have Kellyanne Conway ask to have her come on our program if she can’t answer the simple yes or no questions about what happened with General Flynn?” asked Stephanopoulos.
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