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

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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.

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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.”

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Read the whole editorial here.


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