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CNN's Chris Cuomo blasts Kellyanne Conway for trying to 'poison people's minds' in fiery interview

CNN's Chris Cuomo and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway faced off on New Day on Monday in a marathon interview that covered everything from former FBI Director James Comey to the Russia investigation to recent White House firings.

In a particularly tense portion of the interview, Cuomo pushed Conway to answer one way or the other if Trump was considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. As Conway dodged, an exasperated Cuomo asked, "Why aren't you answering this question?" Conway responded with another dodge: "Oh by the way, in case there's any doubt too, [Trump] has confidence in me. So don't ask me why I'm still here, ask the people who got fired why they're not here," she said.

"I haven't asked you anything about that!" Cuomo said. "It's like you're having a different conversation."

As he pushed again, Conway resorted to bashing CNN for promising evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and failing to deliver. "We never promised anything like that, Kellyanne," a disbelieving Cuomo shot back. "Why do you try to poison people's minds like that, Kellyanne? That's not helpful. We need common ground, not division. Don't poison peole."

Watch the segment below, and watch the whole interview here. Jeva Lange