White House counselor Kellyanne Conway vehemently denied that the released transcript of President Trump's July phone call with the president of Ukraine shows any evidence of wrongdoing in a heated debate Sunday morning with CNN's "State of the Union" host Dana Bash.
"It's not impeachable," Conway said of Trump's conduct with Ukraine. "And that's where we are now."
"Let's be fair, Ukraine got the aid," she said. "As you and I sit here, one presumes they're using that aid. The Ukrainian president said he felt no pressure. He never knew aid was being held up."
“I think if you’re going to do, respectfully, what Adam Schiff does, which is come out and cherry-pick 10 seconds or 10 minutes out of 10 hours of testimony — we have no access to the full testimony because everything’s been done in the dark in secret. That process has been flawed from the beginning," Conway said.
"Was there a time when military aid was held up because the president wanted Ukraine to look into the Bidens?” Bash asked.
"I don’t know," Conway answered. "But they’ve got their aid."
"So it is possible that happened?" Bash asked.
"They have the aid, they're using the aid" Conway repeated. "Here's what's unimpeachably true: Ukraine has that aid, they're using the aid."
"I feel confident that Ukraine has that aid and is using it right now," she said, adding, "I don't know whether aid was being held up."
Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates issued the following statement in response to Conway's comments:
"In an extraordinary development, even the Trump advisor who coined the term 'alternative facts' is unwilling to say that Donald Trump didn't subvert American national security with a quid pro quo that would force a foreign country to lie about the candidate who's beaten him in over 70 polls. The White House has already admitted that Donald Trump pressured Ukraine to spread this vile, universally-debunked conspiracy theory. And the lead White House Ukraine expert, a decorated Iraq veteran, has now testified that military assistance was delayed in an attempt to force Ukraine to become an involuntary arm of the struggling Trump re-election campaign. Donald Trump's administration is melting down because of the lengths to which he'd go not to face Joe Biden next year."