Politics

Kellyanne Conway Denies Being Chief White House Leaker

Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway denied leaking information to the press during a Friday morning interview on Fox News.

Fox News host Bill Hemmer noted to Conway that some White House colleagues accuse her of being a leaker, to which she replied, “I haven’t heard that. That’s pretty funny. If I were a great leaker, I guess I would get much better press.”

Conway defended herself, saying “Most of what we know, we never talk about. And I’ve been somebody who has had a top secret clearance all along and somebody who is in many meetings where the content is never divulged and involved in many one-on-ones that I wouldn’t divulge.”

The White House has been beset by questions on how to manage leaks since the leak of an internal communications staff meeting in which White House aide Kelly Sadler made a disparaging remark about Arizona Sen. John McCain.

The remark drew widespread outrage and cable TV coverage. Sadler called the McCain family to apologize but has not offered a public apology. She remains employed at the White House.