In an interview with Mike Kelly of the Bergen Record, Kellyanne Conway appeared to suggest that President Obama may have spied on Donald Trump through his microwave:
"What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other," Conway said as the Trump presidency marked its 50th day in office during the weekend. "You can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of ways."Of course she didn't. Because none exists!
Conway went on to say that the monitoring could be done with "microwaves that turn into cameras," adding: "We know this is a fact of modern life."
Conway did not offer any evidence to back up her claim.
After she was resoundingly criticized for disgorging such evident garbage, she appeared on CNN's New Day with Chris Cuomo, where she insisted she was making a general commentary on how spying can be done, not making a specific allegation. And then she said (emphasis mine):
"I'm not Inspector Gadget," she said. "I don't believe people are using the microwave to spy on the Trump campaign.""I'm not in the job of having evidence." No kidding. She's in the business of having "alternative facts."
"However," she continued, "I'm not in the job of having evidence. That's what investigations are for. I have said many, many times throughout the week that the president is pleased that the House and Senate intelligence committees have agreed that this should be part of the investigation that already exists about Russia and the campaign, an investigation that apparently has gone nowhere so far."
She's in the business of making wild-ass accusations that cannot be substantiated with even a shred of evidence, and then saying that it's Congress' job to investigate whether those wild-ass accusations are true, on the taxpayer dime.
Another way of saying that: She's in the business of lying.
This entire administration is in the business of fundamentally and irreparably undermining faith in democratic institutions, in the intelligence community, in the press, and in reality itself. They want to burn it all to the ground, and everything out of Kellyanne Conway's mouth is kindling for the bonfire.