President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Conway was nothing to do with the bureau’s investigation into potential Russian involvement in the 2016 election, according to Trump Counselor Kellyanne Conway.
“It’s not a cover-up,” Conway told Anderson Cooper during an interview on CNN. “The president makes it very clear in his letter. [Comey] assured him he’s not under investigation.”
Conway stated that Trump had simply lost confidence in Comey’s ability to do the job. “What happened to all the Democrats that had no confidence in Comey when it was politically expedient for them? As president of the United States, he needs confidence in his FBI director,” she said.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
Cooper asked Conway why the Trump administration is now concerned about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
“I think you’re looking at the wrong set of facts here,” she said. “You’re going back to the campaign. This man is president of the United States. He acted decisively today. You want this to be about Russia when this is about restoring public confidence in the FBI…”
“Well, you want this to be about restoring public confidence in the FBI.” Cooper cut in.
“This has nothing to do with Russia. It has everything to do with whether the current FBI director has the president’s confidence and can faithfully and capably execute his duties,” Conway reiterated.