Counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway, spoke with host Sandra Smith on Fox News Monday, ahead of the Senate impeachment trial, which starts Tuesday.
Conway warned Democrats: “be careful what you wish for”, suggesting that Hunter Biden will be the “number one witnesses” called from Republicans.
“The president was denied witnesses in the House proceedings. And if the Democrats really want to go down that road and have witnesses, then we’re gonna have reciprocity in those witnesses. I dare them,” Conway warned.
“The fact that Democrats want to go down of possible witnesses is what our grandmothers always told us, ‘Be careful what you wish for.’ Witness number one would have to be Hunter Biden,” she cautioned. “How else would we know about the corruption in Ukraine?”
“Do you know people have been tripping over themselves for the last six months or so, including in the mainstream media saying, ‘There’s no evidence Hunter Biden did anything wrong.’ Then he should actually– he should willingly come testify. Why not come put himself up and say, ‘I’ve got nothing to hide, I did nothing wrong,'” Conway suggested.
“83 million dollars a month from Ukraine’s largest national gas company, with no energy experience whatsoever–his father, has no energy, but [Hunter] had no energy experience. That’s a million bucks a year, pretty much. And so, if he did nothing wrong, and the president of the United States agreed with Ukrainian people, who overwhelming elected Zelenksy as their president because he ran on the anti-corruption agenda, then if he has nothing to hide, let’s have at it,” she continued. (Continued Below)
“This nonsense that there are witnesses on our side who would illuminate the failures of the House to put a respectable Constitutionally solid case together– the fact that they think there would be other witnesses and they wouldn’t call people like Hunter Biden? This is the first time a president of the United States would be brought up on articles of impeachment that charge no crime. Forget about a high crime. Where’s the low crime? Where’s the medium crime?” Conway asked.
When asked what it would mean for the White House if John Bolton testified, Conway responded, “Very little. Though the president may exert executive privilege. The House should have called John Bolton if they were so anxious to hear from him. The House put together a rushed, specious, historically thin case. Again, they bear the burden. …They bore the burden to prosecute him and they failed.
Conway’s comments came after President Trump on Monday blasted congressional Democrats for “zero fairness” in their bid to impeach him just one day before the Senate trial officially begins. (Video Below)
President Trump tweeted Monday, referring to Democrat-sought witnesses like Bolton, his ex-national security adviser.
The president’s tweet comes just hours after Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) vowed to “force votes on witnesses and documents” in the impeachment trial.