Incoming White House counselor Kellyanne Conway claimed that President-elect Donald Trump was “not aware” that all top four intelligence chiefs briefed him on allegations that Russia has “compromising” information on him, as CNN reported and has not been challenged by any agency.
Speaking with Seth Meyers during a taping of “Late Night,” Conway even attempted to claim that pro-Clinton groups may be behind the report.
“This broke while we were getting ready for the show,” Meyers said. “CNN had a report that the intelligence community briefed both the president and the president-elect on allegations that the Russian government has compromising information on President-elect Trump, both business information and personal information.”
“I know this just happened,” Meyers added. “Can you confirm or comment on the fact that the intelligence community has presented this?
“Well, guess what hasn’t happened,” Conway replied. “That nobody has sourced it. They’re all unnamed… sources. It says that it was a Russian investigator to begin with.”
“This is based on an MI-6 British investigator,” Meyers corrected.
“Right, well one of those,” Conway said. “And then it said that it also may have originated with a Russian investigator. It also says that Hillary Clinton, groups that wanted Clinton to win, may have been behind the investigation itself.”
“Most importantly it says that the FBI is trying to confirm it, so nothing has been confirmed.”
“We should be concerned that intelligence officials leaked to the press and won’t go and tell the president-elect or the president of the United States himself, President Obama, what the information is.”
“But the press report was about them going to the president,” Meyers noted.
“And it says that they never briefed him on it, they appended two pages to the bottom of the intelligence report,” Conway claimed.
“I believe it said he was briefed on it,” Meyers correctly pointed out.
“He has said that he was not aware of that,” Conway replied.
“Okay,” Meyers said as his eyebrows shot up. “That concerns me.”
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