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.
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place