"I've got to be honest, Kellyanne Conway was going to be sitting in that seat," Fox News host Tucker Carlson told American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp on Wednesday night. "We had booked her, at their request by the way. We don't often have people from the administration on, but they said, 'We want to send over Kellyanne Conway' — great. And then, not long before air, they canceled it, for reasons that were not exactly clear." About two hours earlier, the Justice Department named Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian election meddling and the Trump campaign, and Carlson said later in the program that Conway canceled about an hour before airtime.
"I think a lot of the descriptions in the press about what's going on at the White House are false or they're animated by the hate the press has for Trump, which is totally real," Carlson said, "but it does seem a little chaotic over there, I have to be honest with you."