Conway's husband responds to Trump tweet on Cohen: 'Other than that, totally scot-free'

George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWaPost media columnist calls for banning Kellyanne Conway from the news ‘Saturday Night Live’ ponders life if Trump had never been elected with Baldwin, Stiller and De Niro George Conway rips Trump's defense of Daniels, McDougal payments MORE and a prominent conservative lawyer, responded to President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey's interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate MORE's tweet Friday evening that claimed new court filings involving his former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen exonerated him.

"Except for that little part where the US Attorney’s Office says that you directed and coordinated with Cohen to commit two felonies," George Conway wrote in response to Trump. "Other than that, totally scot-free."

Federal prosecutors in New York submitted a new file in a case involving Cohen on Friday, in which they recommended "substantial" prison time for the former Trump lawyer, despite his cooperation in multiple investigations, including in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's probe.

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The document states that Cohen "acted in coordination with and at the direction of" Trump in steering payments to silence Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, two women claiming they had affairs with Trump, before the 2016 presidential election.

Prosecutors argue that the payments were meant to influence the election, thereby violating campaign finance laws. Cohen had previously implicated Trump when he pleaded guilty in August to violating campaign finance laws in relation to the payments.

Friday's filing does not specifically name Trump, but refers to an "Individual-1" that prosecutors say Cohen worked for before they launched a White House bid and said he worked for them as a personal attorney after they "had become the President of the United States."

Conway joined several other legal pundits, including former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti, in saying that actions described in the filings amounted to two felony charges for Trump.

Conway has been a vocal critic of Trump's, and has recently co-authored op-eds in The New York Times and The Washington Post saying the president's actions have crossed legal lines. Earlier this week he also feuded with the president's son Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpTrump charity agrees to dissolve amid allegations of a 'shocking pattern of illegality' De Niro returns to ‘Saturday Night Live’ as Mueller with warning for Eric Trump Conway's husband responds to Trump tweet on Cohen: 'Other than that, totally scot-free' MORE.

— Updated Dec. 8, 7:45 a.m.