White House Aide And Leaker Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Defends Mueller Probe, Criticizes Trump

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George Conway, lawyer and husband of White House counselor and leaker Kellyanne Conway, just wrote a forceful defense of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. It’s the latest in a series of less-than-subtle digs the conservative has taken against racist President Donald Trump.

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The critique came as a rebuttal of a Wall Street Journal op-ed by conservative scholar Steven Calabresi, disputing the special counsel’s constitutionality. It is not the first time Conway has taken issue with his wife’s boss.

But he’s rarely been this direct.

The roughly 3,400-word article published Monday on the respected Lawfare blog was largely a rebuke to Calabresi, who argued in his May 13, oped, that the special counsel had exceeded the constitutional limits established in a 1988 Supreme Court case.

 

In his opening salvo, Conway said Calabresi’s op-ed may have influenced Trump’s thinking on the legal validity of the probe when he tweeted in early June “the appointment of the Special Counsel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!”

 

Conway saved some of his most direct criticism for Trump himself.

“It isn’t very surprising to see the president tweet a meritless legal position,” Conway concluded, “because, as a non-lawyer, he wouldn’t know the difference between a good one and a bad one.”

 

Conway argued that the Mueller investigation has not exceeded its authority under the Appointments Clause of the Constitution, and challenged Calabresi’s assertion that the special counsel is acting like a “principal officer,” which Calabresi said would violate the Supreme Court’s precedent.

 

 

 

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