Arthur J. Villasanta – Fourth Estate Contributor
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – George T. Conway III, husband of White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, continued his scathing assaults on Donald Trump, this time tweeting polling results showing most Republicans want Trump challenged during the Republican primaries in 2020.
His wife is one of Trump’s most ardent sycophants who became infamous for mouthing the phrase “alternative facts,” which is the Trumpian synonym for lies or falsehoods.
In his latest direct attack on his wife’s boss, Conway posted polling results last week which revealed younger Republican voters want Trump challenged in the Republican primaries in 2020. He retweeted a tweet saying “The Trump divide here tells you everything you need to know about the current age dynamics of the Republican Party. Q: Should Trump be challenged in 2020? — Among GOP voters aged 18-24, 82% say yes — Among GOP voters aged 65 and older, 74% say no.”
His succeeding tweets added other age brackets, suggesting not only young Republicans want Trump challenged. He tweeted: “ages 25-34: 57% yes ages 35-44: 58% yes.”
Conway, a Republican with a reputation as a very smart lawyer, later posted tweets critical of Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s blabbermouth lawyer, who confirmed Trump lied when he said he knew nothing of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. Giuliani also said hush money payments were common at the law firm he formerly worked for.
Conway retweeted a post from New York Times that said, “Rudy’s firm undercuts his claim it was routine for hush $ payments to be made without Trump knowing. ‘Speaking for ourselves, we would not condone payments of the nature alleged to have been made or otherwise without the knowledge and direction of a client,’ the firm said.”
On May 3, Giuliani revealed that Trump had reimbursed his personal lawyer Michael Cohen for the $130,000 payment to Daniels. Stunned legal experts affirmed that Cohen’s payment to Daniels to silence her about her affair with Trump violated campaign finance laws since it was meant to quash negative media coverage about Trump in the days leading up to the 2016 election.
Giuliani, however, said such a violation never occurred because Trump used his own money to reimburse Cohen. That claim drew a rebuke from Conway who tweeted links to a page on the Federal Election Commission’s website explaining how and when personal gifts and loans to candidates violate campaign finance laws.
According to the passage highlighted in Conway’s tweet, If any person, including a relative or friend of the candidate, gives or loans the candidate money “for the purpose of influencing any election for federal office,” the funds are not considered personal funds of the candidate even if they are given to the candidate directly. Instead, the gift or loan is considered a contribution from the donor to the campaign, subject to the per-election limit and reportable by the campaign. This is true even if the candidate uses the funds for personal living expenses while campaigning. Since Cohen loaned Trump the money when he paid Daniels, even if Trump later reimbursed him, campaign finance laws were violated.
Conway also retweeted several posts ridiculing Giuliani’s admission about Trump’s reimbursement, including tweets from mainstream media outlets detested by Trump.
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