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Kellyanne Conway Uses Flash Cards In Recent Interview To Deny Trump-Russia Charges

One of the president’s top aides waved flash cards during a Wednesday night interview, as she pushed back against allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.

“I just want to review in case you run out of time,” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said on Fox News. “This is how I see it so far. This is to help all the people at home. What's the conclusion? Collusion? No. We don't have that yet. I see illusion and delusion.” At that point, the adviser displayed typed signs, one with the word “illusion” and the other with “delusion.”

“So just so we’re clear, everyone: four words. Conclusion, collusion: no. Illusion, delusion: yes,” Conway told Fox host Sean Hannity. “I thought we’d have some fun with words. Sesame's Grover ‘word of the day,’ perhaps, Sean, because you’re absolutely right: to date; they basically set out this Venus flytrap and thought, ‘One day, we’ll catch something eight months later.’” According to CBS News, Hannity responded: “I’m gonna buy you a white board.”

CNN noted that Conway was responding to the controversy concerning Donald Trump Jr., who recently admitted he met during last year’s presidential race with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have incriminating information about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton that might be helpful to the Trump campaign.

The news sparked increased scrutiny of the campaign’s multiple Russian connections. Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller and Congress are investigating the collusion charge, as well as whether the president obstructed justice by trying to stop the FBI’s Russian probe when he fired agency chief James Comey in early May.

Trump Jr. claimed he received no damaging facts regarding Clinton, and insisted that he did nothing wrong. He described the widespread outrage over the meeting as “much ado about nothing.” During a Thursday press conference with French leader Emmanuel Macron in Paris, President Trump defended his eldest son. “He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer; not a government lawyer, but a Russian lawyer. It was a short meeting,” the president explained. “From a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting. It’s called opposition research.”

Rob Goldstone, who set up the June 2016 meeting of Trump Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya, told the president’s son in an email that the woman was a “Russian government lawyer” who was “part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump.” Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and White House adviser, and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort also attended the meeting. They are among the subjects of Mueller’s investigation.

The White House reportedly is in chaos as it reels from the seemingly never-ending reports of its Russian connections. An unidentified administration adviser told CBS News that the situation resembles a “Category Five hurricane.”

Goldstone, a publicist based in New York City, represents Russian pop star Emin Agalarov. USA Today reported that the entertainer’s father, Aras Agalarov, has had business dealings with the president. Three years ago, the men were involved in a building project in Moscow that did not come to fruition. Trump has falsely claimed that he never had any financial interests in Russia.

Source: CNN, CBS News
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