We don’t hear of Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway as often as we did early on in Trump’s entry to the White House. However, occasionally she and her husband still make headlines, for very different reasons.
Unlike his wife, George T. Conway ΙΙΙ has frequently been critical of Donald Trump and his administration. The most recent piece of critique came on Monday, with the lawyer husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway penning an article defending the constitutionality of Robert Mueller’s probe into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.
The title to Conway’s piece is “The Terrible Arguments Against the Constitutionality of the Mueller Investigation,” which seems innocent enough. However, it’s clearly in response to the president’s recent attacks toward the investigation, which Trump enjoys referring to as “unconstitutional” and “the biggest witch hunt ever.”
The appointment of the Special Counsel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Despite that, we play the game because I, unlike the Democrats, have done nothing wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2018
The tweet, which was deleted initially because of incorrect spelling, was made on June 4 and, Conway insists, was likely taken from Steven Calabresi, conservative legal scholar.
‘Unfortunately for the president, these writings are no more correct than the spelling in his original tweet. And in light of the president’s apparent embrace of Calabresi’s conclusions, it is well worth taking a close look at Calabresi’s argument in support of those conclusions.’
Calabrese argued, in an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe violates the constitution and is therefore “null and void.”
‘The “constitutional” arguments made against the special counsel do not meet that standard and had little more rigor than the tweet that promoted them. Such a lack of rigor, sadly, has been a disturbing trend in much of the politically charged public discourse about the law lately, and one that lawyers — regardless of their politics — owe a duty to abjure.’
Conway also recently shared a tweet by a reporter for POLITICO, critiquing Trump’s claims about the Mueller probe being “unconstitutional.”
If this is true, you’d think Trump’s ex-campaign chairman would’ve made this argument since he’s facing a potential life sentence. But he hasn’t. https://t.co/oo4a11kZz2
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) June 4, 2018
This was Conway’s addition to the shared tweet:
And if this were true, you’d think this conservative Republican-controlled Department of Justice would revoke or decline to utilize the Special Counsel regulations. But it hasn’t. https://t.co/cAggK0XfdU
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 4, 2018
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