Kellyanne Conway appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and the taping was right after news broke of the alleged blackmail of Donald Trump by Russia.
So, Meyers confronted Conway, asking her about the “compromising personal and financial information” that was found.
Conway responded, “Well, guess what hasn’t happened, Seth, nobody has sourced it. They’re all unnamed, unspoken sources in the story.”
She tried to discredit the report by saying it originated with an Russian investigator, but Meyers corrected her to say that it appears to have come from a former British intelligence officer.
“It also says that groups that wanted Hillary Clinton to win may have been involved in the investigations themselves,” Conway continued.
“And, most importantly, it says the FBI is trying to confirm it. So, nothing has been confirmed.”
As an “American citizen” regardless of political party, Conway said, “we should be concerned that intelligence officials leak to the press and won’t go and tell the president-elect or the president of the United States himself now, Mr. Obama, what the information is. They’d rather go tell the press.”
At that point, Meyers cut her off, saying, “But the report was about them going to the president.” When she pushed back, he added, “I believe it said they did brief him on it.”
The first sentence of CNN’s report reads, “Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN.”
“He has said he’s not aware of that,” Conway replied of her boss, to which Meyers said, “That concerns me.”
When Conway shook her head, saying, “That’s not fair, and that’s not true,” Meyers asked if she was disputing the fact that he is “concerned” about Trump. “I assure you I am,” he said.
— Late Night (@LateNightSeth) January 11, 2017