There’s nothing suspicious about Comey’s firing? Yeah, right.
Good morning! Let’s all watch Anderson Cooper rolling his eyes at Kellyanne Conway, because we do not have the emotional fortitude to get through the rest of today’s political discourse without it.
Yesterday, Donald Trump fired Director of the FBI James Comey, and in his letter about it, weirdly brought up that it was despite Comey’s assurances “that [Trump] is not under investigation.” If you’ll recall the events of October 2016 (roughly 50 years ago in Trump Administration time), Comey reopened an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Some (including Clinton) credit Comey’s actions with helping Trump win the presidency. However, Comey also announced a few weeks ago that the FBI was conducting an investigation into the Trump presidential campaign’s ties to the Russian government. So the firing certainly has a whiff of Nixonian politics.
Anyway, last night Kellyanne Conway was on AC360 to discuss Comey’s firing.
Anderson Cooper pointed out that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s letter regarding Comey focused mainly on Comey’s handling of the Clinton emails case, which Trump praised during his campaign. Conways tells him he’s looking at the “wrong set of facts,” and assures us there’s nothing suspicious about why Trump would fire a man he previously praised shortly after that man launched an investigation into the Trump campaign.
Cooper asked if it was a little weird that the President would fire Comey after Comey launched an investigation in the Trump campaign and those around the President, to which Conway repeatedly responded that there was no investigation…even though there is. “The President is not under investigation. I’m around the President. I’m not under investigation.” Ok then.
Cooper then played some clips of Trump on the campaign trail, praising Comey’s actions with Clinton’s emails, which prompted Conway to shrug and say “irrelevant,” say “you’re conflating two things that don’t belong together,” and to reminisce about how she predicted Trump would win Michigan. Which in turn gave us this wonderful eyeroll from Cooper.