It's become commonplace for Donald Trump to express his disdain for the mainstream media, which as only expanded to included members of his administration. As the scandal involving Russia heats up, Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway is having a hard to defending the president.

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The seeds of the Russian Scandal were planted during the early days of the 2016 presidential election not long after Donald Trump announced that he was running for president. From his refusal to release his tax returns, to praising Russian President Vladimir Putin, to past and present advisers and associates being caught with ties to the Kremlin, Trump has faced an onslaught of criticism and allegations linking him back to Russia.

Since his upset win over Hillary Clinton and eventual inauguration, the former host of "The Apprentice" has been forced to push back and defend himself, going as far as accusing the media of "fake news," while claiming the Democratic Party was pushing a "hoax" and "scam" as part of a larger "witch hunt" against him. In the latest update to the scandal, reports have confirmed that Putin instructed hackers to break into the Democratic National Committee's files in order to help sway the election, which was highlighted during a June 23 broadcast on CNN with guest Kellyanne Conway.

Joining CNN host Alisyn Camerota on Friday morning was Kellyanne Conway, and it didn't take long for the conversation to become heated.

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Camerota quickly brought up the latest story about Vladimir Putin telling hackers to plant fake stories in the U.S. news, while asking Conway about the current position from the White House. "The president has said previously, and he stands by that, that he would be concerned about anybody interfering with our democracy," Conway said, before adding, "We saw a lot of people interfering with our democracy by saying he couldn’t win here at home."

Kellyanne Conway then shifted into blaming Democrats for being hacked, accusing them of not accepting help from the Department of Homeland Security. Alisyn Camerota continued to press Conway on what Donald Trump was doing to push back against Russia, but the presidential counsel quickly became frustrated.

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"I realize we just like to say the word 'Russia, Russia' to mislead the voters," Kellyanne Conway said, while taking a hard shot at CNN in the process.

"I know that CNN is aiding and abetting this nonsense as well, but you’ve asked me this question three times now!" Conway said. "And you haven't answered!" Alisyn Camerota replied back with frustration. "Yes I am!" Conway answered. The two continued to go back and forth with Conway unable to give a straight answer. Not long after the interview took place, Conway took to her Twitter feed to continue her smear attack on CNN, tweeting, "Show my response @NewDay @CNN: I answered question many times - even tho irrelevant to jobseekers, opioid addicts, vets, special elex voters."