George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayJeh Johnson calls on voters to demand leaders 'adopt a more civil tone' in wake of New Zealand attack The Memo: Questions sharpen for Trump after New Zealand massacre New Zealand mosque killings raise fears among US Muslims MORE, slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE on Twitter late Thursday after the president denied ordering his former lawyer Michael Cohen to make hush-money payments to two women during the 2016 campaign and other financial crimes.

“Given that Trump has repeatedly lied about the Daniels and McDougal payments—and given that he lies about virtually everything else, to the point that his own former personal lawyer described him as a “f****ing liar”—why should we take his word over that of federal prosecutors?” Conway tweeted.

Conway has been a vocal public critic of his wife's boss in recent months.

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His tweet came shortly after Trump pushed back on Cohen’s assertion that he acted out of a sense of duty to “cover up” the president’s “dirty deeds” in a series of tweets earlier on Thursday.

“I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law,” Trump tweeted.

“He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law. It is called ‘advice of counsel,’ and a lawyer has great liability if a mistake is made. That is why they get paid,” Trump continued.

Cohen has claimed that he acted at Trump's direction in arranging the payments to former Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in order to prevent them from discussing their alleged affairs with Trump in the final weeks of the 2016 presidential race. 

Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that he did not break campaign finance laws and “did nothing wrong" after a federal judge sentenced Cohen to three years in prison for bank and tax fraud, lying to Congress and violating campaign finance laws.

“Those charges were just agreed to by him in order to embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence, which he did-including the fact that his family was temporarily let off the hook,” Trump wrote. “As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me!”