George Conway says this is Trump’s best defense if he is impeached

Conservative attorney George Conway on Sunday offered some advice on what former President Donald Trump’s legal strategy should be if he is ultimately charged in New York, which is widely speculated to take place as early as this week.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is reportedly close to filing criminal charges against Trump. The charges would relate to an alleged campaign finance violation in 2016 involving “hush money” payments to adult actress Stephanie Clifford, better known by her stage name Stormy Daniels. The former president indicated Saturday morning that he expects an indictment on Tuesday.

George Conway has long been one of Trump’s harshest public critics, despite his marriage to Kellyanne Conway, who served as the former president’s senior White House adviser and ran his 2016 presidential campaign. The couple confirmed in early March that they were divorcing after more than two decades of marriage.

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Conservative attorney George Conway suggested that former President Donald Trump should plead insanity if indicted in New York. In the combination photo above, Conway attends the 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump’s inset was taken as he takes the stage to address education policy at the Adler Theater in Washington, Davenport, Iowa, on March 13.
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An avid Twitter user, Conway has consistently criticized, mocked, and trolled Trump and his supporters for years. News of the former president’s possible indictment and arrest was no exception, and on Sunday he chimed in with some legal advice.

Conway retweeted a post from Huff Post White House correspondent SV Date, who wrote, “Do the coup attempt attorneys intend to use these posts as evidence in a defense of insanity?” The conservative attorney then added his perspective and claimed this was a wise plan.

“It really is his best defense, but he would never say it,” Conway wrote.

Adding a follow-up later on Sunday, he tweeted: “It is not out of the question that a judge may order a psychiatric evaluation to ensure he is fit to stand trial.”

The lawyer isn’t the first to suggest that “madness” would be a good plea for the former president should he be prosecuted. In December, Laurence Tribe, a professor of constitutional law at Harvard, made the same argument regarding possible charges Trump may face in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.

“If this is the ‘defense’ in Trump’s upcoming trial, I do not envy the attorneys who are agreeing to represent him. You better be psychiatrists who are experts in reflexive projection and able to get their client to plead insanity,” Tribe tweeted on Christmas, sharing a clip of Trump reading a House of Representatives report stating the January 6 investigated, labeled a “monstrous lie.”

It is unclear if Trump will be charged in connection with January 6th. He remains under federal investigation in connection with the Capitol riots and his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. This investigation is being led by Special Counsel Jack Smith.

Trump insists he did nothing wrong in relation to the New York case and the January 6 events. The former president and his allies say any investigations into him and his supporters are politically motivated and part of a liberal effort to undermine his chances of re-election.

Bragg, a Democrat, and analysts supporting an indictment in New York have said no one is above the law regardless of political status. The District Attorney has said his investigation simply follows the facts.

If Trump is indicted, it would be unprecedented – because it would be the first time in US history that a former president has been criminally indicted.

Other conservative legal analysts have criticized the case against Trump in New York, although the exact details of the possible charges are not fully known.

“Braggs [expected] The indictment is Frankensteinian in its effort to piece together pieces of federal and state law to revive a dead crime theory,” tweeted Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School, Sunday.

“It’s the ultimate gravedigger indictment, with Bragg digging up a case from 2016 and trying to bring it back to life through a series of novel steps,” he added.

news week emailed Bragg’s office for comment. A spokesman for Trump said news week on Saturday that the former president “rightly emphasizes his innocence and the arming of our injustice system.” George Conway says this is Trump’s best defense if he is impeached

Rick Schindler

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