Quantcast
Connect with us

Kellyanne Conway’s husband pens scathing op-ed shredding Trump’s ‘dangerous’ claims about campaign finance law

Published

on

George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, is not letting up on his criticisms of President Donald Trump.

In addition to mocking dubious legal claims by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani on Twitter Friday, Conway also co-wrote a Washington Post editorial with fellow attorney Neal Katyal and former Republican FEC Chairman Trevor Potter that calls out the president for claiming that he didn’t commit a felony when he authorized his former attorney to pay off mistresses during the 2016 presidential election.

ADVERTISEMENT

First, they rip the president for shamelessly lying about his own actions during the campaign.

“For quite some time, he flatly denied knowledge about the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels,” they write. “But now he seems to be acknowledging that he knew (since his personal company reimbursed Cohen for the payment, he ought to).”

They then turn the president and his supporters’ latest “dangerous” argument that committing a campaign finance felony really isn’t that big of a deal. In particular, they excoriate retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for saying he “doesn’t care” if Trump committed a felony.

“Of course, every criminal defendant seeks to minimize his crimes,” they write. “But such defendants don’t have a cheering squad composed of United States senators.”

Read the whole editorial here.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘You cannot expect anything but fascism’: Pedagogy theorist on how Trump ‘legitimated a culture of lying, cruelty and a collapse of social responsibility’

Published

on

The impeachment of Donald Trump appears to be a crisis without a history, at least a history that illuminates, not just comparisons with other presidential impeachments, but a history that provides historical lessons regarding its relationship to a previous age of tyranny that ushered in horrors associated with a fascist politics in the 1930s.  In the age of Trump, history is now used to divert and elude the most serious questions to be raised about the impeachment crisis. The legacy of earlier presidential impeachments, which include Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, provide a comparative historical context for analysis and criticism. And while Trump’s impeachment is often defined as a more serious constitutional crisis given his attempt to use the power of the presidency to advance his personal political agenda, it is a crisis that willfully ignores the conditions that gave rise to Trump’s presidency along with its recurring pattern of authoritarian behavior, policies, and practices.  One result is that the impeachment process with its abundance of political theater and insipid media coverage treats Trump’s crimes as the endpoint of an abuse of power and an illegal act, rather than as a political action that is symptomatic of a long legacy of conditions that have led to the United States’ slide into the abyss of authoritarianism.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Virginia capitol staff will be forced to confront armed protesters because of official’s ‘bravado’: strategist

Published

on

Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency after white supremacists threatened to come to the state capitol in Richmond, Virginia, with weapons to protest new gun laws. Northam gave a "mandatory" order for every staffer in the executive branch and General Assembly to telework for safety.

The problem, according to Virginia-based political strategist Ben Tribbett, elected officials are still planning to go to the Capitol to attend committee hearings, putting other Capitol staff in danger.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump is trying Middle East Peace plan 2.0 after the first one flopped

Published

on

President Donald Trump is scheduled to submit his second Middle East peace plan after the first one senior son-in-law Jared Kushner came up with didn't go over very well.

"We will get this done," Trump claimed in May 2017.

“We'll start a process which hopefully will lead to peace,” Trump said. “Over the course of my lifetime, I've always heard that perhaps the toughest deal to make is the deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Let's see if we can prove them wrong, okay?”

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image