Kellyanne Conway: Hillary Clinton is 'one of the only people' that believes in Trump-Russia collusion

Kellyanne Conway, the president's top White House counselor, told "Fox & Friends" on Friday morning that she didn't take calls from people promising damaging information about then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton because Clinton herself was a "treasure box of negative Hillary information."

"When I needed negative information about Hillary Clinton, I didn't have to go very far," Conway said. "I looked at Hillary Clinton. She was a treasure trove. She was like a treasure box of negative Hillary information with arms and legs."

Conway's comment came in response to a question from the Fox anchors about a June 2016 meeting between top Trump campaign officials, including Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, which was arranged after Trump Jr. was told that a "Russian government attorney" had incriminating information about Clinton as "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump."

"Let's talk a little about the number one story on the other channels, and that's Russia, Russia, Russia," Steve Doocy said, asking Conway if the "Russia story is starting to fall apart."

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After graduating law school from George Washington University, Conway worked as an assistant at a firm headed by Richard Wirthlin, who was Ronald Reagan's pollster and strategist. She later came to work with Newt Gingrich in the 1990s.

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In '95, at 28, Conway founded The Polling Company, of which she is still CEO. As New York Magazine reported, Conway quickly recognized "there was money to be made" in advising private corporations and politicians on how women vote — the population her company focused on.

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During the '90s, Conway began making regular television appearances along with other political commentators, such as Ann Coulter.

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She was also a regular on Bill Maher’s show "Politically Incorrect."


In 2001, Conway married George T. Conway III. They have since had four children.

George T. Conway III is a lawyer who graduated from Yale Law School in 1987, and played a part in the impeachment of President Clinton, as a member of the team representing Paula Jones.

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Conway has worked with high-profile clients including the National Football League and Philip Morris.

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He currently works for what's considered one of the country's "most grueling law firms," Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City.

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In 2001 the newly married couple bought a condo in Trump World Tower, where they lived for seven years. It was during that time that Conway met Donald Trump. "I sat on the condo board, and he’s very involved in his condos," she told The New Yorker.

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In 2004, Conway co-authored the book "What Women Really Want" with democratic pollster Celinda Lake.


By 2008 the Conways had moved to what Forbes has called "America’s most expensive Zip Code," Alpine, New Jersey. The family joined the Alpine Country Club in Demarest, New Jersey. There annual memberships can cost up to $75,000, plus $25,000 a year in dues.

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Later, Conway worked with Newt Gringrich again during his unsuccessful 2012 presidential run. A few years after, the Polling Company began working with various republican candidates including Ben Carson and Ted Cruz starting in 2015.


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While the super PAC behind Carson's campaign paid the Polling Company $65,000, the Polling Company later worked with Cruz's three PACs. After Cruz dropped out, one of his super PACs changed its name and backed Trump — continuing to work with The Polling Company. By October 2016, Conway's firm had made $1.9 million from the 2016 election.

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In July Conway joined Trump's campaign team as an advisor, and later officially became campaign manager in August — at this time, her firm was still receiving payments from Trump's PAC.


Today, much of Conway's income comes from The Polling Company — somewhere between $1-5 million, and the couple has earned thousands in dividends from stocks, and one Citibank account has been reported as being valued at between $500,000 and $1 million.


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At the start of President Trump's term in office, the Conways reported assets worth between $10 million and $39.3 million, and the couple recently moved into a $8 million dollar DC-area home.

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Conway responded that "nobody believes" that "sustained, furtive collusion" occurred between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials — except for Clinton.

"Well, even the goal posts have been moved. I mean, we were promised systemic, hard evidence of systemic, sustained, furtive collusion that not only interfered with our election process but indeed, dictated the electoral outcome," Conway replied. "And one of the only people that says that seriously these days is still Hillary Clinton, and nobody believes it."

Doocy then asked Conway if meetings and communications like the one between the Trump campaign and Veselnitskaya are common in politics.

"Would people call you up all the time and say, hey Kellyanne, I got some dirt on her, and would you take a meeting with them?" anchor Doocy asked.

"No," Conway replied.

Doocy added that "the president said yesterday that kind of occurrence happened all the time."

"Well, it does, but in the case of Hillary Clinton it was all there to see — no, he's absolutely right in terms of people are always whispering 'I've got opposition here, I've got information there,'" Conway said. "Many meetings end up as a bust, that aren't particularly meaningful, consequential or helpful. To hear Don Jr. speak of it, that's how he characterizes this particular meeting."

"Fox & Friends," a morning show that frequently hosts Conway and other Trump administration officials and Trump family members, is a known favorite of the president, who regularly shares the show's clips and has even tweeted thanks to its anchors for their reporting.

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