After the first day of the public impeachment hearings, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN where she was interviewed by host Wolf Blitzer.
The interview went exactly as many people assumed it would, Conway tried to lie in order to defend Trump only to be shut down by facts.
One of the things Conway lied about was that she claimed Trump never asked Ukraine to launch an investigation into the Bidens.
That’s when Blitzer rolled a video of Trump from last month in which he came right out and said that Ukraine should launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, who is one of the president’s top prospective rivals in the 2020 election.
“If they were honest about it, they would start a major investigation into the Bidens,” Trump told reporters when asked what he wanted to see from Ukraine. “It’s a very simple answer — they should investigate the Bidens!”
After this, Blitzer turned to Conway and asked, “Is it appropriate for a president of the United States to ask a foreign leader to investigate an American political nemesis, potential rival, in a campaign?”
“That is not what the president was asking!” Conway insisted, even though the video literally showed Trump asking a foreign leader to investigate his prospective 2020 rival. “He was asking to investigate what the Bidens were doing in 2016, or even before that! He never mentioned 2020!”
You can see part of the interview in the video clip below:
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