‘Complete disgraces’: George Conway tears up GOP reaction to Trump’s impending indictment
Conservative attorney George Conway on Monday slammed Republicans for their defenses of Donald Trump against possible criminal indictment in New York.
The former president said in a post on his social media site over the weekend that he expected to be arrested on Tuesday as part of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s investigation. The investigation relates to a silent payment in 2016 to Stormy Daniels, an adult film star, who was paid days before the 2016 presidential election because she was allegedly about to go public with an affair she claims to have had with Trump in 2006.
“Republicans are behaving like total disgraces,” said Conway, who is in the process of divorcing former senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway. “By saying Trump is being persecuted, they’re basically saying you can’t touch Trump and Trump is above the law.”
“And whatever slack you might have wanted to cut from a former president, that disappeared after January 6,” he added. “This man is a repeat criminal. I mean, he’s been committing fraud his whole life. He lied all his life.
Prominent Republicans were quick to rush to Trump’s defense after his announcement. Several prominent members of the House of Representatives, including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, have called a possible indictment politically motivated and an abuse of power.
“You are about to engage in an unprecedented abuse of prosecuting power: the indictment of a former President of the United States and current declared candidate for that office,” Republican Representatives Jim Jordan (Ohio) said. , James Comer (Ky.) and Bryan Steil (Wis.), who chair the House Judiciary, Oversight and House Administration Committees respectively, wrote in a letter to Bragg dated Monday.
Conway said the Republican defenses were “completely ridiculous” given the evidence. Republicans have sought to discredit the version of events presented by Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney and fixative, who was jailed in 2018 for his involvement in the silent payments. Cohen has cooperated with authorities in multiple investigations against Trump and says he facilitated silent money payments at Trump’s request.
“The idea that Cohen is going to be discredited over this is ridiculous given the paper trail. We see the checks that were signed by Donald Trump,” Conway said. “It’s hard to say he’s being harassed for paying a porn star $130,000 in secret money and covering it up and using a straw giver, which was Cohen, to do it and say he’s being persecuted d one way or another when no one has ever done that. ”