Frequent Trump critic George Conway ripped the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Friday for saying alleged violations of campaign finance law were not a “big crime” because nobody was killed or robbed.
Conway, whose critiques of Trump have made him a social media star given his marriage to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne ConwayChristie says he was unable to reach Trump on Jan. 6 Watchdog cites 13 Trump officials who violated Hatch Act before 2020 election Ethics watchdog accuses Psaki of violating Hatch Act MORE, altered the presidential oath to include Giuliani’s claim in his tweet.
“‘I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, except where nobody gets killed or robbed,’” Conway tweeted.
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, except where nobody gets killed or robbed.” https://t.co/H5W6gDGTIq— George Conway (@gtconway3d) December 14, 2018
Giuliani told The Daily Beast that the scandal involving Trump and payments to his alleged mistresses have been blown out of proportion.
“Nobody got killed, nobody got robbed. … This was not a big crime,” Giuliani said. “I think in two weeks they’ll start with parking tickets that haven’t been paid.”
Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for arranging payments to adult-film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal in order to keep them quiet about affairs they said they had with Trump.
Cohen said Trump directed him to make the payments so the alleged affairs would not surface during the 2016 presidential race — a direct contradiction of Trump’s claims.
“I never directed him to do anything wrong,” Trump told Fox News on Thursday. “Whatever he did he did on his own. ... I never directed him to do anything incorrect or wrong.”
The president has denied the affairs.
Conway, who is also an attorney, has become an outspoken critic of the Trump administration and often uses Twitter to share articles and opinions critical of his wife’s boss.