George Conway, husband of senior White House official Kellyanne Conway, penned an op-ed published by the Washington Post Thursday night that calls President Trump, in a reference to President Nixon and Watergate, a cancer on the presidency that needs to be removed by Congress.
George Conway writes in Opinions: Trump is a cancer on the presidency. Congress should remove him. https://t.co/NGmiVcxWWN
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 19, 2019
Conway writes that the Mueller report, released earlier in the day by Attorney General William Barr, accuses Trump of obstructing justice and that should be grounds for Congress to impeach, convict and remove Trump from office.
So it turns out that, indeed, President Trump was not exonerated at all, and certainly not “totally” or “completely,” as he claimed. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III didn’t reach a conclusion about whether Trump committed crimes of obstruction of justice — in part because, while a sitting president, Trump can’t be prosecuted under long-standing Justice Department directives, and in part because of “difficult issues” raised by “the President’s actions and intent.” Those difficult issues involve, among other things, the potentially tricky interplay between the criminal obstruction laws and the president’s constitutional authority, and the difficulty in proving criminal intent beyond a reasonable doubt.
Still, the special counsel’s report is damning. Mueller couldn’t say, with any “confidence,” that the president of the United States is not a criminal. He said, stunningly, that “if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state.” Mueller did not so state.
That’s especially damning because the ultimate issue shouldn’t be — and isn’t — whether the president committed a criminal act. As I wrote not long ago, Americans should expect far more than merely that their president not be provably a criminal. In fact, the Constitution demands it.
…White House counsel John Dean famously told Nixon that there was a cancer within the presidency and that it was growing. What the Mueller report disturbingly shows, with crystal clarity, is that today there is a cancer in the presidency: President Donald J. Trump.
Congress now bears the solemn constitutional duty to excise that cancer without delay.
Earlier in the day, Conway’s wife Kellyanne gave the collusion-mongering media and Democrats a spanking in front of the White House:
Kellyanne Conway torches the Democrats and the media during a press conference about the Mueller report pic.twitter.com/vpphuIQjgp
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 18, 2019
George Conway has spent Thursday day and night tweeting and retweeting attacks and snark against Trump such as these:
Simple, excellent advice. Imagine if the Self-Defeating Narcissist-in-Chief had been capable of following this advice. There would have been no Volume II to this report. In fact, there would have been no Special Counsel.
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) April 18, 2019
90% chance of tweetstorms https://t.co/3yGa2SRUPq
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) April 19, 2019