In a Facebook Live interview with USA Today on Monday, Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, downplayed the need for further investigation into Russia's apparent effort to influence the U.S. election.
"I do find it to be very ironic that the uptick and the hue-and-cry of 'investigation' and 'information' has occurred after the election results are in," Conway said. "The fact is, the Democrats became super-duper interested in this entire issue after the election did not go the way they, quote, wanted and the way they expected."
"I predict that President Trump will want to make sure that our actions are proportionate to what occurred, based on what we know," she added.
The president-elect has been reluctant to look any further into the CIA's findings, issuing a statement following his meeting with members of the intelligence community: "The methods, tools and tactics we use to keep America safe should not be a public discussion that will benefit those who seek to do us harm. Two weeks from today I will take the oath of office and America’s safety and security will be my number one priority."
Conway said she's "hardly thought about" protests (e.g. the Women's March) expected for Jan. 21, the day after Trump is sworn in.
"I would like them to reconsider and perhaps just try to sit down and figure out a way to work with their president," she said. "Because he is their president ... no matter what the hashtags say."