Kellyanne Conway appeared on Tuesday’s edition of “Cuomo Prime Time” on CNN, where the adviser to President Donald Trump sparred with host Chris Cuomo over former FBI director Andrew McCabe, currently on a media blitz promoting his new book The Threat.
In video shared by TMZ, Conway blasts McCabe as a liar, leading Cuomo to fire back by referencing the president’s well-documented penchant for fibbing: “I don’t know that credibility is your best case against McCabe,” he retorted.
That led the always-loquacious Conway to reference embattled “Empire” star Jussie Smollett. “Yeah, it is, and I’ll tell you, whether it’s Jussie Smollett or Andrew McCabe, the media just loves to imbue credibility onto people if they bear anti-Trump gifts,” she fired back.
Cuomo, a pained expression on his face, responded: “I couldn’t think of two less analagous situations than that.”
You can watch the fiery exchange in the video above.
Meanwhile, Smollett has been keeping a low profile ever since two Nigerian brothers were questioned by police, with the information they provided reportedly shifting the investigation into Smollett’s attack.
“We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the ‘Empire’ case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation,” said a Chicago PD spokesperson amid reports the brothers claimed Smollett paid them to stage the attack. “We’ve reached out to the ‘Empire’ cast member’s attorney to request a followup interview.”
Smollett claimed he was attacked by two Trump supporters late at night on Jan. 29 while walking to his Chicago home, alleging they placed a noose around his neck and attempted to pour some type of chemical substance on him while insulting him with homophobic slurs.