TRUTHINESS

Conway: ‘Damage Is Done’ From Clinton Indictment Claims

Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway has admitted that the Republican nominee’s recent claim that Hillary Clinton faces an indictment for her email use is “inaccurate.” Yet Conway said in an interview with MSNBC that there would be no point in Trump retracting his claim, since “the damage is done.” The indictment rumor came from a Fox News report that has since been retracted for inaccurate reporting. While several other news outlets ignored the story for its dubious claims, Trump seized on the Fox News report and told supporters of the “breaking news” about an indictment on Thursday morning, telling supporters that “the FBI agents say their investigation is likely to yield an indictment.” The Fox News anchor behind the report later apologized for his claims, though Trump has not amended his statement – and he has no plans to do so, according to Conway. When pressed on the issue by MSNBC’s Brian Williams, Conway conceded that the report was inaccurate but said, “It doesn’t change what’s in voters’ minds right now.” “Well, the damage is done to Hillary Clinton, that no matter how it’s being termed, the voters are hearing it for what it is, a culture of corruption,” Conway said.