Kellyanne Conway's Husband Trolls Trump Over Claim Cohen Documents Clear President

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives back at the White House on December 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Getty Images

George Conway, a prominent conservative lawyer and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, has mocked President Donald Trump's claim that sentencing documents filed in the prosecution of his former attorney "totally" clear the president.

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

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On Friday, Mueller in sentencing documents recommended that Cohen spend "substantial" time in prison for lying to investigators, despite the lawyer having cooperated with probes including Special Counsel Mueller's investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

In August Cohen pleaded guilty in New York to arranging payouts to adult entertainer Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, on Trump's orders.

The women claimed they had had affairs with Trump, and prosecutors now claim the payouts were made to silence them ahead of the 2016 presidential election in violation of campaign finance laws.

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

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) December 8, 2018

In Friday's court filing, the Justice Department threw its weight behind Cohen's claim he was acting on Trump's orders, claiming the payments were made in "coordination with and the direction of" Trump, named in the documents as "individual 1."

In a tweet Friday, Trump claimed the sentencing document "Totally clears the President. Thank you!"

Kellyanne Conway is one of President Trump's staunchest defenders in the media, but her husband has been critical of members of the Trump administration, and on Friday joined other experts in claiming that the documents show investigators believe Trump broke the law.

"This is the first time that the government has alleged in its own voice that President Trump is personally involved in what it considers to be federal offenses," tweeted U.S. politics professor Daniel Drezner, in a message shared by Conway.