White House adviser Kellyanne Conway shut down questions of alleged tapes between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump during an interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum's "The Story" on Thursday.
When pressed about details of Trump's response to Comey's hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Conway refused to provide any specific answers.
"Well, at the White House, we’ve been referring everyone, Martha, to his private lawyer, Marc Kasowitz," Conway said. "And today, I’m happy to report, I can actually refer you to Marc Kasowitz, the president’s private lawyer’s statement. And you ran some of it. I really would tell the public if you want to see the full statement from Marc Kasowitz, go ahead and pull it up.
"I’m sure you can access it publicly, if not, through the White House website," she continued. "And it’s an important statement, because it reflects the president’s opinion, his lawyer’s characterization of the particular testimony. But I think it’s important, because if this was a classic legal case, you would have one side go and the other side go. That’s not how congressional testimony works. The other side does not respond."
MacCallum directly asked Conway whether or not tapes of conversations between Trump and Comey existed, and Conway wasn't having any of it.
“I can’t comment on that,” Conway emphatically said.
When asked by MacCallum why Conway couldn't comment on the notion of private tapes, Conway answered, "Because I can’t comment. I work in the White House.”
“But if there are no tapes, can’t you just say that?” MacCallum asked in response.
Conway fired back, “I can’t comment on that. And the president has also said that he won’t comment any further on that.”
See the full segment from Fox News in the video below.