Kellyanne Conway Feuds With CNN's Chris Cuomo: 'You're Trying to Go Viral'

Kellyanne Conway denies campaign collusion, says 'disclosure forms have been amended' after Donald Trump Jr. report

Cuomo grilled Conway on the differing statements Trump Jr. released over the weekend explaining the meeting, which was exposed by The New York Times, questioned the campaign's credibility, and argued there are "huge legal and ethical implications" of the meeting.

Stephanopoulos reminded Conway that, back in December, she told Face the Nation that it was "absolutely not" true that Trump aides were in contact with Russian officials trying to influence the presidential election, saying flatly "those conversations never happened".

Stephanopoulos then asked her, "who misled you, and why did Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort allow those public denials to stand for so many months?"

"As I understand it, George, some of the disclosure forms have been amended since that time and to reflect other meetings including this one", Conway said.

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway attempted to explain why she once denied that the Trump campaign communicated with Russian Federation, despite a New York Times report that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer. White House adviser Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, the campaign chairman at the time who later resigned due to his controversial ties to the Kremlin, were also both present at the meeting. He later submitted supplemental information reflecting numerous contacts with foreign officials. Now he concedes the meeting was about the Clinton campaign, but that the Russian attorney failed to deliver any good dirt.

'Don Jr. has very explicitly stated he didn't even know the name of the person with whom he was meeting, ' Conway said Monday on CNN. "There was no follow up whatsoever". According to the news report, Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting only after being promised damaging information about his father's opponent Hillary Clinton. "She was a gusher at all times of negative, damaging information".

"People involved in the meeting could answer those questions better for you", Conway said.

There are 'huge legal and ethical implications, ' he said, to the meeting that Don Jr. had with the Russian lawyer who wanted to lobby the Republican presidential candidate's campaign on lifting the USA law that inspired Putin to halt Russian adoptions. Kellyanne Conway later tweeted that she wanted to talk about America while all Cuomo and CNN wants to talk about is Russian Federation.

CONWAY: I admire your moxie sitting there with the CNN chyron right near you talking about credibility issues after the couple weeks you guys had.

"After pleasantries were exchanged, the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russian Federation were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton", Trump Jr. said in the statement. (Supposedly nothing came of it and they ended up discussing adoption and the Magnitsky Act.) Who told the Times what the real objective of the meeting was, embarrassing Junior and forcing him to put out that second statement?

Stephanopoulos, however, would not let Conway off the hook.

There appears to be little if any coordination between members of the Trump administration and its media outfit on what to say or not say about Russian Federation, and when.

Kellyanne Conway went on the morning-show circuit Monday to defend Trump Jr.'s meeting. In an attempt to avoid saying Press Secretary Sean Spicer lied during his first statement to the Press Corps, Conway says he "gave alternative facts" before deflecting blame onto Barack Obama.

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