George Conway slams Trump for viewing Mueller probe 'purely in terms of your own ego'

George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayFormer Romney strategist joins anti-Trump Lincoln Project George Conway group lines up body bags in ad hitting Trump on coronavirus deaths Overnight Defense: Trump to withdraw US from Open Skies Treaty | Pentagon drops ban on recruits who had virus | FBI says Corpus Christi shooting terror-related MORE, 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 Sunday decried President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichael Flynn transcripts reveal plenty except crime or collusion 50 people arrested in Minneapolis as hundreds more National Guard troops deployed Missouri state lawmaker sparks backlash by tweeting 'looters deserve to be shot' MORE for viewing 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's investigation "purely in terms of your own ego," stating that the actions Trump took in his own self-interest should be enough to remove him from office. 

"Think of it," Conway, a frequent critic of Trump, said on Twitter. "The Russia investigation was a legitimate investigation, with a legitimate basis, into how a hostile foreign power tried to interfere with and undermine our democracy."

ADVERTISEMENT

Conway continued, saying it was in the best interest of both Republicans and Democrats for the Russia investigation to proceed without interference. 

"But because you are a malignant narcissist—a person with both narcissistic and antisocial personality disorders—you couldn’t view it that way," Conway tweeted. "Instead of complying with your oath of office, and instead of taking stock of what was in the best interests of the nation whose Constitution and laws you swore to uphold, you viewed the matter purely in terms of your own ego: You viewed the investigation as casting doubt on what you perceive as your great election victory."

Conway also accused Trump of obstruction of justice, saying that the president "repeatedly lied" from the outset of Mueller's investigation. 

"Even today, despite the well-founded assessments of the intelligence community, and despite the damning evidence laid out in the Mueller report, you refuse to take what the Russians did seriously," Conway said. 

He called out Trump for placing his "self-interest" above the nation's, saying it is his "greatest offense against the country, an offense that incorporates but vastly exceeds the statutory crimes you’ve committed."

"It is an offense for which you should pay with your office, regardless of whether you are ultimately brought to justice in the courts of law," he said. 

The comments from Conway came moments after Trump declared the Mueller probe "sick and unlawful."

Mueller's 22-month investigation into Russia's interference and whether Trump committed obstruction of justice concluded earlier this year. Mueller's report said that the special counsel did not uncover evidence to conclude that a conspiracy took place between the 2016 Trump campaign and Moscow. 

The report also said that Mueller could not come to a conclusive determination in regard to whether Trump obstructed justice. 

Conway said in April that Trump's misconduct was "worse" than the misconduct that led to former President Nixon's resignation.