Conway's husband responds to Trump tweet on Cohen: 'Other than that, totally scot-free'

 thehill.com  12/8/2018 3:56:47 AM  3

George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayRoger Stone attacks Schiff as ‘full of schiff’ over perjury allegations Conway’s husband fires back at Eric Trump by sharing tweet about alleged Trump affair with Stormy Daniels The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by T-Mobile — Washington poised to avert shutdown crisis, for now MORE and a prominent conservative lawyer, responded to President TrumpDonald John TrumpKobach ‘very concerned’ voter fraud may have happened in North Carolina Trump Jr. makes fun of Ocasio-Cortez by sharing meme that suggests socialists eat dogs Trump’s 2020 campaign will be headquartered at Trump Tower: report MORE's tweet Friday evening that claimed new court filings involving his former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen exonerated him.

"Except for that little part where the US Attorney’s Office says that you directed and coordinated with Cohen to commit two felonies," Conway wrote in response to Trump. "Other than that, totally scot-free."

Except for that little part where the US Attorney’s Office says that you directed and coordinated with Cohen to commit two felonies. Other than that, totally scot-free. https://t.co/YXmgY9KmXi

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) December 8, 2018

Federal prosecutors in New York submitted a new file in a case involving Cohen on Friday, in which they recommended "substantial" prison time for the former Trump lawyer despite his cooperation agreement on multiple investigations, including the special counsel probe.

The document states that Cohen "acted in coordination with and at the direction of" Trump in steering payments to silence Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, two women claiming they had affairs with Trump, before the 2016 presidential election.

Prosecutors argue that the payments were meant to influence the election, thereby violating campaign finance laws. Cohen had previously implicated Trump when he pleaded guilty in August to violating campaign finance laws in relation to the payments.

Friday's filing does not specifically name Trump, but refers to an "Individual 1" that prosecutors say Cohen worked for before they launched a White House bid and said he worked for them as a personal attorney after they "had become the President of the United States."

Conway joined several other legal pundits, including former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti, in saying that actions described in the filings amounted to two felony charges for Trump.

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