Following President-elect Donald Trump meeting with intelligence leaders to be briefed on their report showing Russia meddled in the election, adviser and soon-to-be presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss.
Speaking to guest host Eric Bolling, Conway talked about whether she felt the intelligence community and the gathering of intel has become politicized.
“We feel that way as well,” Conway said, agreeing with Bolling’s comment that it was a political report. “We certainly don’t want intelligence to interfere with politics and we don’t want politics to interfere with intelligence.” Earlier in the day, the New York Times quoted Trump as saying this was all a “political witch hunt.”
She went on to slam Hillary Clinton as being a poor candidate as being the real reason she lost, not Russian interference.
She was also asked by Bolling if Trump was going to make sweeping changes in the intelligence community’s leadership. following up reports that the incoming POTUS is looking to revamp the top spy agency.
Conway also weighed in on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and whether Trump had confidence in him. “The president has faith in the community, Conway said, before pivoting to talking about Clapper’s criticisms of the Obama Administration.
Earlier today, Conway had a contentious interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo where she refused to say the word “Russia” despite being repeatedly baited by Cuomo to do so.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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