George Conway: Trump 'thinks he needs to be re-elected to avoid indictment'

George Conway said Friday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg on Mueller report: 'Politically, I'm not sure it will change much' Sarah Sanders addresses false statements detailed in Mueller report: 'A slip of the tongue' Trump to visit Japan in May to meet with Abe, new emperor MORE "thinks he needs to be re-elected to avoid being indicted," taking another public shot on Twitter at the president.

Conway, who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway calls for Congress to remove Trump: He's 'a cancer' Hillicon Valley: Cyber, tech takeaways from Mueller report | Millions of Instagram passwords exposed internally by Facebook | DHS unrolling facial recognition tech in airports | Uber unveils new safety measures after student's killing Mueller report: The winners and losers MORE, came under attack from Trump this week after Conway questioned the president's mental fitness — a jab he made again on Friday.

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The two have engaged in a bitter fight over Twitter and in presidential interviews with reporters all week.

“THINK about the fact that we don’t just have a mentally unstable president—but a president who thinks he needs to be re-elected to avoid being indicted. (At least in that one respect his thinking is clear.),” Conway tweeted.

The president is currently under investigation on an array of fronts, though it is far from clear he'll be indicted for anything.

The Department of Justice's internal guidance is that a sitting president cannot be indicted, and Conway's tweet appears to be an attempt to jab at Trump on that note.

Trump earlier this week described Conway as a “husband from hell” who is jealous of his wife's success.

Conway responded to that insult with a tweet that said, "You. Are. Nuts."

Kellyanne Conway has defended the president during the exchanges, saying he is not forcing her to choose sides.

"He’s protective of me and that’s what people really should take from this," she said Thursday. "I’m not being asked to choose between my marriage and my job. The president has never made me feel that way." 

"It’s unusual for George, who people know as a very private person, who really hasn’t weighed in on many different matters over the years," she added.