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CNN's Jake Tapper grilled Kellyanne Conway on what Trump believes about the Kavanaugh allegations

Kellyanne Conway on CNN

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN's State of the Union Sunday, where host Jake Tapper attempted to nail down exactly what President Trump believes about the sexual assault allegations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

After watching Thursday's testimony from Kavanaugh's primary accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, Trump called her a "very fine woman" and a "credible witness" with a "compelling" testimony. "'Credible' means 'believable.' That's the definition of credible," Tapper said. "Does President Trump believe her?"

Conway responded in typically sly style, noting that "'credible' and 'compelling' are words many of us have used to describe her testimony" before pivoting to reiterate Kavanaugh's denials. The conversation drifted, and when Tapper brought it back around, Conway suggested both Ford and Kavanaugh may be speaking honestly, albeit in her case misinformed by faulty memory.

Later in the conversation, Conway revealed she too is a victim of sexual assault. "I feel very empathetic for victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape," she said. "I'm a victim of sexual assault."

Watch Conway's full interview below. The Trump segment begins about five minutes in, and Conway's personal comments around the 11-minute mark. Bonnie Kristian