Kellyanne Conway rips White House press secretary over Russia hacking

Kellyanne Conway placed White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest in her crosshairs following his suggestion that Donald Trump knew about Russia's hacking activities in the days before the election.

At Wednesday's press briefing, Earnest said, "There was ample evidence that was known long before the election, and in most cases long before October, about the Trump campaign and Russia, everything from the Republican nominee himself calling on Russia to hack his opponent."

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Earnest further noted, "It might be an indication that he was obviously aware and concluded, based on whatever facts or sources he had available to him, that Russia was involved and their involvement was having a negative impact on his opponent's campaign."

Conway, in an appearance on Thursday morning's 'Fox & Friends,' lambasted Earnest and his comments, saying, "That is just remarkable. That is breathtaking. I guess he's auditioning to be a political pundit after his job is over soon. That is incredibly disappointing to hear from the podium of the White House press secretary...he essentially stated that the president-elect had knowledge of this, maybe even fanned the flames. It's incredibly irresponsible and I wonder if his boss, President Obama agrees."

She further commented, "I think coming from the podium and basically trying to relitigate a political campaign when the president and the president-elect and their senior staff are trying to work together very closely to have a peaceful transition of power in a great democracy with just about a month plus to go, I find it to be very unfortunate."