In an interview that was hyped as a primetime Justice exclusive, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro spoke with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to discuss President Donald Trump’s recent claims that former President Barack Obama had wiretapped his phones before the election.
After coyly stating that Trump “may” know if his phones were tapped, as opposed to the certainty the president displayed on Twitter yesterday morning, Conway talked about FBI Director James Comey and the reports that he is urging the Department of Justice to publicly refute Trump’s assertions.
“Is it appropriate for a president to accuse another president based on open-source reporting or with an open-ended question,” Pirro asked Conway. “And, I guess even more important, if the head of the FBI is saying and pushing back and asking DOJ to push back on this, are we now facing a constitutional crisis before the first 100 days are over?”
“No, I wouldn’t say that,” Conway responded. “If Mr. Comey has something he’s like to say, I’m sure we’re all willing to hear it.”
The veteran pollster would go on to say she doesn’t know what Comey knows and has only read news reports on this, leading to Pirro to shoot back that “he would know” either way, pointing out that there’s a real problem if he’s pushing back against the White House.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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