Kellyanne Conway Drops Bombshell, Says James Comey ‘Swung The Election’ Allowing Trump To Win

On Monday morning, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said that former FBI director James Comey swung the election in the favor of Donald Trump, a comment at odds with earlier statements made by Conway and the Trump campaign.

“This guy swung an election,” Conway told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, referring to Comey. “He thought the wrong person would win; people in his household wanted the other person to win; and at the end of your interview, George, he gave a free political commercial telling people to go out there and vote against the president.”

Conway’s remarks followed Comey’s bombshell interview with ABC’s Stephanopoulos. During the interview, the fired FBI director delivered a scathing rebuke of Trump and his administration and encouraged voters to vote Trump out of office.

Conway was likely referring to a letter Comey sent to Congress 11 days before the 2016 general election, in which the then-FBI director wrote that more emails turned up in the Hillary Clinton email probe. On Sunday, Comey said he felt that sending the letter was the right thing to do.

Conway and the Trump campaign previously credited Trump’s surprise victory to a number of factors, none of which were the Comey letter. Conway herself suggested that Clinton didn’t campaign enough or “connect with the people.”

The campaign and Conway also said that Trump’s strong stance on “jobs and the economy, health care and education, terrorism, immigration, [and] national security” brought him to victory in 2016.

Conway quickly backtracked on Twitter, claiming that her remark was meant as a question, not a statement.

“Point I made on 3 shows is that we are supposed to believe THIS guy swung an election? I don’t think so,” she tweeted.


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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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