Kellyanne Conway: Timing Of Ukraine Aid Release Is Probably Just A Coincidence
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway insisted on Sunday that the timing of the release of U.S. military aid to Ukraine was probably a coincidence, despite the release taking place just two days after a whistleblower complaint was handed to the House Intelligence Committee.
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace confronted Conway with the timeline, noting that the aid “was held up all summer” and “finally released on September 11.”
Just two days prior, on September 9, the intelligence community inspector general informed the House Intelligence Committee of the whistleblower complaint, which alleged that President Donald Trump withheld the aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate the 2016 election and his potential 2020 opponent, Joe Biden.
“Kellyanne, the president didn’t release the aid until the story was out,” Wallace said.
“You’re trying to make that causation where it may be coincidence,” she responded.
Wallace was not buying it: “I find it an awfully interesting coincidence.”
Conway shot back, “They’ve got their aid, and that’s what’s important.”
After Wallace pushed his theory — that Trump only released the aid because he was found out — Conway warned the host that he does not know his theory to be true.
Asked if she could prove him wrong, the White House official refused to answer.