George Conway hits Trump: Looks like prosecutors have 'a pretty good case’

George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayFormer Romney strategist joins anti-Trump Lincoln Project Kellyanne Conway on voting by mail in 2018 midterms: 'That's called an absentee ballot' Kellyanne Conway: Trump's Twitter fact checks done by 'people who attack him all day long' MORE, on Monday replied to a tweet from President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation Stocks open mixed ahead of Trump briefing on China The island that can save America MORE, telling the president he thinks the case that Trump violated campaign finance law "looks like a pretty good case."

Replying to a tweet quoting Fox News from the president that said there was no "smocking [sic] gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia," Conway said that campaign finance violations were found by "professional line prosectors" and added that it was done by a "Republican-controlled" Justice Department.

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"No, the criminal campaign-finance violations were found by professional line prosecutors in a Republican-controlled United States Department of Justice," Conway, a frequent critic of the president, wrote on Twitter. "It looks like a pretty good case. Kudos to them."

 

Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday said that they had found Trump directed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to violate campaign finance law by using campaign funds to pay off two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump.

Cohen had previously said Trump told him to pay the women off, breaking campaign finance law, but his lawyer Lanny Davis, who is an opinion contributor to The Hill, had said there might be no evidence of Trump's involvement beyond Cohen's testimony.

Conway was responding to a tweet that Trump wrote earlier Monday, in which he wrote that Democrats had been unable to find clear evidence that his 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia, arguing that this demonstrated his innocence.

The president went on to say that the money spent to pay off the women was a "private transaction" and not a "campaign contribution."

"'Democrats can’t find a Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James ComeyJames Brien ComeyComey, Rice, Clapper among GOP senator's targets for subpoenas amid Obama-era probe GOP chairman to seek subpoena power in investigation of Russia probe, 'unmasking' requests Rosenstein to testify as part of Graham's Russia investigation probe MORE’s testimony. No Smocking Gun...No Collusion.' @Fox News," Trump wrote.

"That’s because there was NO COLLUSION," he said. "So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution."

 

In his initial response to Trump, Conway seemed to mock the president's apparent misspelling of "smoking gun." 

Conway later deleted the original tweet.

 

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, as well as Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, has indicted numerous people and several companies, but none yet with direct connections to collusion between the campaign and Russia.

He is reportedly expected to make his final report soon, which Democrats anticipate could be a key step toward possibly impeaching the president.