‘I’m Not Inspector Gadget’: Kellyanne Conway Says She’s ‘Not in the Job of Having Evidence’ on Wiretap Claim
Following an interview with New Jersey newspaper The Record where she defended President Donald Trump’s wiretapping claims by saying that there are “microwaves that turn into cameras” (referencing the recent WikiLeaks CIA release), White House counselor Kellyanne Conway made the morning show rounds today to explain those comments.
One of those stops was CNN’s New Day. And at one point, she provided host Chris Cuomo with a very interesting take when it came to her remarks and Trump assertions in general.
“I was answering a question about surveillance techniques generally,” she said in response to her answer. “I was reflecting what people saw in the news last week, several articles about how we can surveil each other generally.”
After Cuomo pressed her on this, stating that she was asked specifically and not generally, Conway then brought up a popular ’80s cartoon character.
“I’m not Inspector Gadget,” she noted. “I don’t believe people are using the microwave to spy on the Trump campaign. However, I’m not in the job of having evidence. That’s what investigations are for.”
The two would go back and forth for a few more over-the-top minutes, with Cuomo wondering aloud why Trump just doesn’t pick up the phone to get the answers to his unproven claims.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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