Politics Kellyanne Conway cancels Fox appearance after special prosecutor announcement

17:04  18 may  2017
17:04  18 may  2017 Source:   The Hill

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Kellyanne Conway cancelled an appearance on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday night after it was announced that a special prosecutor would be appointed to head up the investigation into President Trump's ties to Russia.

Tucker Carlson noted Conway's cancellation during Wednesday's show, saying the show booked Conway at the request of the White House.

"Kellyanne Conway was going to be sitting in that seat," Carlson said. "We had booked her at their request. We don't often have people from the administration on, but they said 'we want to send over Kellyanne Conway' - great."

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Trump’s mouthpiece, Kellyanne Conway , was scheduled to appear on the friendliest of territory last night – Fox News – with Tucker Carlson, but abruptly cancelled . The cancellation came after the announcement of Mueller as special prosecutor .

Trump’s mouthpiece, Kellyanne Conway , was scheduled to appear on the friendliest of territory last night – Fox News – with Tucker Carlson, but abruptly cancelled . The cancellation came after the announcement of Mueller as special prosecutor .

"Then, not long before air," Carlson continued, "they canceled it, for reasons that were not exactly clear.

Carlson addressed the cancellation again later in the show, saying Conway canceled "about an hour before airtime."

Conway's cancellation came after the Justice Department announced it would appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the investigation into Trump's ties with Russia and Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Mueller's appointment was quickly praised by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

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President Trump has canceled a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that was previously scheduled to be held next week. "Due to an unfortunate change in President Trump's schedule, we will need to unfortunately postpone the previously schedule rally in Cedar Rapids," a statement from the Trump campaign read. "President Trump will see you in Iowa very soon.

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