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16/04/2018 15:15 SAST | Updated 16/04/2018 18:51 SAST

Kellyanne Conway Fumes Over James Comey's Tell-All Interview

The White House counselor blasted the former FBI director for not discussing his concerns “under oath.” But he did last year.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway ripped into former FBI Director James Comey on Monday after his tell-all interview with ABC News.

Conway, during an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” slammed Comey for not coming forward sooner to discuss his concerns “under oath” regarding Trump and Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“If he really felt like he was saving the country rather than selling books, why did he wait until an interview with you not under oath and selling a book not under oath?” Conway asked Stephanopoulos, whose highly anticipated interview with Comey aired Sunday night.

Stephanopoulos quickly pointed out that Comey had already done just that.

“Well, he actually answered a lot of those questions under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee last year,” Stephanopoulos told Conway.

Conway, undeterred, continued to rant against Comey and the allegations in his new book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, And Leadership, set to be released on Tuesday.

Comey “loved being alone in the Oval Office. He wanted a piece of it,” Conway said. “This is somebody who’s not under oath in interviews and writing a book. And this is somebody who’s given a revisionist version of history. The president hardly knew the man.”

Conway also appeared to suggest Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe “swung” the 2016 presidential election in Trump’s favor. She later tweeted that she was just joking.

Comey “swung and miss,” Conway tweeted. “I was putting to bed that he was even capable of such a thing. Add sarcasm and stir.” 

Trump raged against Comey before and after the interview, tweeting Monday that the former FBI director “committed many crimes.”

Comey, in the interview, said Trump is a liar who “talks about and treats women like they’re pieces of meat” and may have obstructed justice.

“I don’t think he’s medically unfit to be president,” Comey told Stephanopoulos. “I think he’s morally unfit to be president.”

This article has been updated to include Conway’s tweet explaining that her comment that Comey swung the 2016 election was meant as sarcasm.