The husband of Trump’s senior White House advisor just wrote Donald Trump’s political obituary in a Washington Post op-ed, condemning him as “a cancer in the presidency.”
George Conway is a longtime Republican partisan who learned everything about impeachment when he successfully pursued the legal cases that led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in the 1990s.
In 985 words, Conway explained why Congress needs to immediately move to impeach Trump, and how the President’s persistent and highly documented obstruction of the Russia probe exceeded the gravity and scope of disgraced former GOP President Richard Nixon. He concluded:
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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.
Dean has already weighed in on the Mueller Report, calling Trump’s obstruction “worse than Watergate.”
The lawyer explained the president’s constitutional duty to ensure that America’s laws are enforced, rather than interfering with their enforcement. Comparing the president’s duty to the duty of a trustee, he explained why Trump can be removed for acting in their own self-interest.
As George Conway, a longtime member of the conservative Federalist Society for attorneys writes:
A fair reading of the special counsel’s narrative is that “the likely effect” of these acts was “to intimidate witnesses or to alter their testimony,” with the result that “the justice system’s integrity [was] threatened.” Page after page, act after act, Mueller’s report describes a relentless torrent of such obstructive activity by Trump.
Trump tried to “limit the scope of the investigation.” He tried to discourage witnesses from cooperating with the government through “suggestions of possible future pardons.” He engaged in “direct and indirect contacts with witnesses with the potential to influence their testimony.”
“When Sessions told the President that a Special Counsel had been appointed, the President slumped back in his chair,” says the Mueller Report about the moment demonstrates Trump’s total framing of the investigation in terms of his own political gain, “and said, ‘Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f*cked.’“
There is a certain irony to George Conway’s advocacy for impeachment and step-by-step recitation of precisely why Trump’s crimes of office are worse than Nixon because in doing so, he inadvertently agreed with both Trump – that he’s f*cked – and with MSNBC’s liberal commentators who have been pushing to start the impeachment process for years.
Today, in response to the #MuellerReport @KellyannePolls’s husband @gtconway3d wrote an OpEd in the @washingtonpost echoing the very words I first used to describe @realDonaldTrump’s Presidency two years ago on @amjoyshow with @JoyAnnReid:
“Trump is a cancer on the Presidency”👇🏼 https://t.co/aktTE0CZud
— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) 19 April 2019
The Mueller Report explains in horrifying detail how the government of Russia subverted our 2016 election and the Trump campaign had numerous contacts throughout, but not enough for a chargeable criminal conspiracy.
Then, Trump spent the following two years doing everything he could to stop anyone from finding out that Russia helped his campaign, then started building multiple secret communications back-channels within hours of the end of the election.
Now even top Republican lawyers like George Conway are calling for the impeachment to happen, just like Democrats on MSNBC have been doing for years, and even though it would likely cost his own wife her high-profile job.
Special Counsel Mueller’s report leaves little doubt that it is time for Congress to step in and complete the obstruction investigation and file articles of impeachment.