George Conway, conservative lawyer and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, published a scathing op-ed for the Washington Post which implored Congress to “remove” the president hours after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report.
“So it turns out that, indeed, President Trump was not exonerated at all, and certainly not ‘totally’ or ‘completely,’ as he claimed,” Conway wrote in the op-ed titled, “Trump Is A Cancer On The Presidency. Congress Should Remove Him.” “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.”
Conway called the special counsel’s report “damning.”
“White House counsel John Dean famously told Nixon that there was a cancer within the presidency and that it was growing,” the husband to senior Trump aide Kellyanne Conway wrote. “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,” he added.