Kellyanne Conway: Trump Is Not Going To Jail, He's Staying In The White House For Five And A Half More Years

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Kellyanne Conway told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that it is not the job of a prosecutor to "exonerate," so the fact that President Trump was not indicted is proof of "complete exoneration."

“The president says that because he's known from the beginning that there was no collusion,” she said. “There's no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to try to disrupt and spread disinformation about our elections.”





“That really was the central premise here,” she added.

"They declined to indict," she explained. "The president is not going to jail, he’s staying in the White House for five and a half more years. Why? Because they -- because they found no crime, no conspiracy."

MARTHA RADDATZ, THIS WEEK CO-ANCHOR: The president says there is total vindication, complete exoneration, no collusion, no obstruction. I want to start with obstruction. You have seen what the Mueller team concluded and I want to go to that ending line, while the -- this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime it also does not exonerate him. So how does the president call this complete exoneration?

KELLYANNE CONWAY, COUNSELOR, DONALD TRUMP: The president says that because he’s known from the beginning that there was no collusion. There’s no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to try to disrupt and spread disinformation about our elections, and that really was the central premise here.

RADDATZ: Let me go back to obstruction of justice --

CONWAY: -- used the word collusion in July of 2016, mainly because the Obama administration knew what Russia was trying to do --

RADDATZ: Kellyanne, I want to go back to obstruction of justice and what Mueller concluded again, while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime it also does not exonerate him --

CONWAY: That’s not really the job of a prosecutor. The job of a prosecutor is to gather evidence and decide whether to indict or to decline to indict. They declined to indict. The president is not going to jail, he’s staying in the White House for five and a half more years. Why? Because they -- because they found no crime, no conspiracy. That was the central premise. That is what everybody, including your next guest Adam Schiff said time and again, dozens of times, hundreds of times, in print, on Twitter, on TV. And this -- I think there’s a couple other things in the Mueller report that are very important.

Not only was obstruction of justice not found, that there was complete compliance. So as Mr. Barr, the attorney general has also said, that the sheer compliance, the millions of pages of documents, the 500 witnesses, the 2,800 inquiries, the subpoenas, on and on the $25 million of taxpayer money, the two years that we’ve been doing this that they were never interfered or impeded, so there was no obstruction.


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