The Times reported those leaked claims on May 11, and Trump denied them the following day, accusing Comey of leaking to the press.
"Not true", Conway shot back, though Trump's Twitter activity indicated otherwise.
In a speech to supporters across town, Trump vowed to fight on.
Now, one of America's most looped-in, tactical and tight-lipped intelligence officers agrees: the New York Times's reporting on links between Manafort, Stone and Page and foreign agents looks an bad lot like a mistake, at best.
SEAN SPICER: Well, the president is the president of the United States, so they're considered official statements by the president of the United States.
The disclosures that followed Comey's firing have raised questions about why Comey, known in government for an independent streak and a willingness to buck protocol, did not speak out publicly while on the job, or at least make his objections directly known to the president.
Trump may also tweet during FBI Director James Comey's hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, according to the Washington Post, potentially opening himself up to additional controversy. Trump even called his proposed restrictions on travel from six Muslim majority nations a ban. "It would most likely be outside the White House".
"It's not policy. It's social media", Gorka responded dismissively.
CHRIS CUOMO: Of course it is.
Trump has defended his usage of social media and claims that the mainstream media is trying to shut them down.
CUOMO: It's not social media.
"We know how to fight and we will never give up", Trump added. He rebuked them for not pursuing his original executive order banning Muslims from certain countries from entering the US and instead throwing their legal weight behind a "watered down" version.
FOLKENFLIK: Gorka betrayed contempt. Cuomo was disbelieving. Why would you kick the attorney general, the [vice] president, the chief of staff out, to talk to me, if it was about something else? That's what you're saying.
"This White House will continue to be on offense or defense, and that offense includes shaming people or guilting them, or telling them to be responsible, by telling them to cover things like the infrastructure investment", Conway said on Fox News.
If the fact that voters generally disapprove of Trump's constant tweets is bad for him, the Politico poll also underscored that voters disapprove of the Trump presidency and his recent actions such as his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement.
Trump's aides have dodged questions about whether conversations relevant to the Russian Federation investigation have been recorded, and so did the president, in a series of teases. "You can impeach a president for jay walking and nobody can review that". And, oh, how wrong we were.
Trump's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz, seized on the admission, casting the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director as one of the "leakers" set on undermining the Trump administration. Jameel Jaffer is the executive director of the new Knight First Amendment Institute which is affiliated with Columbia University.
'I didn't think any new information came out.
Thursday's hearing was certainly one of the most anticipated in recent US political history.
But it is possible, the official added, that the White House could beef up its rapid-response operation as it does some retooling of Trump's communications effort.
Sanders joked about the alleged tapes when speaking to reporters, saying she doesn't know if Trump is taping his Oval Office conversations, but will "try to look under the couch". And even as I attempt to genuinely explain that I didn't vote for Trump and don't embody his ideals, I have to take ownership for a president our country has ultimately elected.