Kellyanne Conway: ‘We’re Accepting Apologies Today’ From Anyone Who ‘Feels The Grace In Offering Them’
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, held court on the White House driveway on Thursday, shortly after the report from special counsel Robert Mueller was released. She made a magnanimous gesture to all the people who have been claiming that Trump colluded with Russia to alter the outcome of the 2016 election, and then sought to obstruct justice to cover it up.
Addressing a throng of reporters — many of whom had perpetuated the allegations — she said: “We’re accepting apologies today, too, for anybody who feels the grace in offering them.”
Conway also called today “really the best day since he got elected” and reiterated that there was “no collusion, and there was certainly no criminal conspiracy with any Russians.”
She was asked about sections from the Mueller report in which Trump worried about the end of his presidency. Conway responded: “I was very surprised to see that because that was not the reaction of the president that day.” She said “never once” did Trump convey those kind of feelings to her.
And she added: “The president’s in a great mood.”
Asked whether the White House would support calls in Congress for Mueller to testify, Conway said that Attorney General William Barr had already supported that.
Conway also said that now that the report is released, it’s “time to move on.” For those who don’t, “the burden is increasingly on those who won’t let go of this big lie.”
The counselor added that Trump “doesn’t need a point by point rebuttal” of the report. The fact that Trump remains in office is “his greatest rebuttal.”
Conway also said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) should resign as House Intelligence Committee chairman. “Not only should he resign, he should produce the evidence that he said he has,” she said. “If he has evidence of collusion that somehow the special counsel couldn’t find over 22 months and $35 million of our money, I want Adam Schiff to produce that,” Conway said. “He ought to put up or shut up.”
Appearing later on Fox News, Conway said: I would say that that that’s sort of the latest iteration of the palace intrigue stories that the media, the mainstream media tend to love to run around here.”