President's tweets 'certainly won't help' court case over travel ban — George Conway

Lauren Perry
June 6, 2017

In an email, Conway confirmed that he wrote today's tweet, but declined to elaborate on his views in an interview. However, Conway added, they wouldn't help the revised travel ban get the votes it needed from the Supreme Court - let alone an audience.

George Conway is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. "People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!" he tweeted.

She also called out former National Security Adviser Susan Rice for comments she made over the weekend criticizing the Trump administration's "Muslim ban".

Conway, an attorney who recently took himself out of the running for a top DOJ post, pointed to a piece in the Washington Post to back up his thinking. The premise, which we can not even call "authoritarian" or any other bad words because it is simply too stone-cold stupid to be categorized, is that when Donald Trump farts out his various daily brain spasms into the public eye, the proper thing to do is ignore them because what the sitting president himself announces in public is, according to this walking, talking warning of the perils of unchecked cocaine addiction, evidence of malevolence against him.

Guthrie argued that as president, Trump's statements on Twitter carry a great deal of weight and are considered a reflection of his agenda.

In a series of morning tweets, Trump says the Justice Department "should have stayed" with the first travel ban executive order.

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The obvious question at the time was whether this was a honest explanation for Conway's decision, or whether he had just realized he didn't want to work for a client who has demonstrated a tendency to make life harder for the government's lawyers.

Conway has only tweeted 93 times and the last time was in December 2015, when he retweeted a video about the New York Giants.

"Which is why I said what I said this morning", he continued.

Pushing back on what George Conway said, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answered "not at all" when asked by a reporter if the president was concerned that he may be "tainting the waters of the legal system" with these tweets.

Trump's power "cannot go unchecked when, as here, the president wields it through an executive edict that stands to cause irreparable harm to individuals across this nation", Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory wrote in the majority opinion May 25.

"If we just wait long enough, will he tweet out a whole brief for us?" he asked.

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