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Report: Kellyanne Conway Leaked White House Info

| by Robert Fowler

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway was accused of openly discussing privileged information about the Trump administration with journalists during an event.

On June 9, Conway attended a party at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. An anonymous party guest alleged that they overheard Conway divulging behind-the-scenes drama from the White House to reporters and took to social media to share the details, The Hill reports.

The anonymous party guest created a Twitter account titled Kellyanne Leaks, firing off missives alleging  Conway recounted a private conversation with President Donald Trump and mocked fellow White House aides.

The alleged eavesdropper first tweeted a picture of Conway chatting with a circle of journalists from The Washington Post.

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"[Conway] said Trump told her to say 'Jim Comey will have to wait and see about the tapes'; she added 'I chose to convert that to 'no comment,'" Kellyanne Leaks tweeted.

That alleged comment was in reference to Trump's previous suggestion that he possessed recordings of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. On June 8, in an interview with Fox News, Conway declined to comment on whether the tapes exist.

The social media account asserted that Conway had mocked White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.

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"'No leaks guuuys,' she said, mimicking him in a dopey voice," Kellyanne Leaks tweeted. The account added that Conway allegedly said that Priebus was upset by a news story written by a reporter "who pronounces it RAYNSE instead of REINCE."

Kellyane Leaks also accused the White House counselor of criticizing White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short.

"At one point [Conway] said 'Honestly, what the f*** does Marc Short do all day?'" the anonymous eavesdropper tweeted.

Conway has been critical of anonymous leaks from within the Trump administration. On Feb. 14, Conway asserted, "If people are running to the media to leak and not providing that information to the proper authorities, that should concern all of us."

In that context, Conway was referencing leaks about classified information.

On June 12, Conway denied the accusations made by Kellyanne Leaks during an interview with Fox News' "Fox and Friends."

"If I were a great leaker, I'd get much better press, don't you think?" Conway said. "Part of why I don't is because I won't divulge confidential information."

Conway also asserted that she would not be so critical of Short.

"Marc Short is one of my best friends in the West Wing ... I don't wonder what he does every day, I marvel at it," Conway said.

The White House counselor concluded that she would not share comments made by Trump that he had not already made public.

"The president had said publicly that we'll all find out," Conway said of the alleged Comey tapes. "We have to wait and see if there are tapes."

White House press secretary Sean Spicer told Politico that Conway had not been mocking Trump administration officials but journalists "and how wrong they've been."

Sources: The Hill, Fox and Friends via YouTubeFox News (2), Politico / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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