Frequent Trump critic and husband of one of the President’s most trusted advisers George Conway weighed in on Attorney General William Barr’s assessment of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, which apparently concluded the Trump campaign is not guilty of collusion, but doesn’t exonerate Trump on obstruction.
“If the charge were unfitness for office, the verdict would already be in: guilty beyond a reasonable doubt,” Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, wrote in an op-ed in the Washington Post on Wednesday.
“But whether the Mueller report ever sees the light of day, there is one charge that can be resolved now,” he said. “Americans should expect far more from a president than merely that he not be provably a criminal. They should expect a president to comport himself in accordance with the high duties of his office. As all presidents must, Trump swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, and to faithfully execute his office and the laws in accordance with the Constitution. That oath requires putting the national interests above his personal interests.”
The assessment is a far cry from what George Conway’s wife has concluded about the same document. Kellyanne Conway has cheered the report, calling it an exoneration of Trump and fodder for Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) resignation.
Trump himself recently weighed in on the absurd rift between the couple, calling George Conway — who regularly questions Trump’s mental state on Twitter — a “husband from hell.” Kellyanne Conway then sided with her boss over her husband.