- George Conway said “any honest jury” would convict Trump for his handling of classified documents.
- During the podcast “The New Abnormal,” Conway also said that a strong lawyer can’t do much for Trump.
- “The only way he could get out of this was to flip the documents over a year ago,” Conway said.
Conservative attorney George Conway said in a recent interview that it would be difficult for “any honest jury” not to convict former President Donald Trump for his handling of classified and top secret materials after he left the White House.
On an episode of the Daily Beast’s “The New Abnormal” with journalist Molly Jong-Fast, Conway said he “cannot guarantee” the former president will be jailed, but stated that “there is a reasonable chance”.
“I think it will be very difficult for the Justice Department to refuse to prosecute him,” Conway said. “I think he should be convicted in front of a fair jury based on what we’re seeing. There’s more evidence to come out, but everything points to him being in trouble and we haven’t seen anything yet.” everything the Department of Justice has.”
When Jong-Fast asked what a “good lawyer” could do for Trump, Conway replied, “Nothing.”
“The mistakes he made, he’s already made,” Conway said. “The only way he could get out of this was to flip the documents a year ago and not throw the government around. They wouldn’t have prosecuted him, even if you or me – if we took this shit to taken home – we’d be in jail.”
Last month, Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago, Florida, was searched by the FBI, where federal officials retrieved several boxes of classified and top-secret documents.
The subsequent release of the search revealed that agents were looking for documents related to possible violations of the Espionage Act, which prohibits the unauthorized removal of defense-related information that could help a foreign government. Trump is also being investigated for possible obstruction of law violations.
The documents — regardless of whether they were considered classified or not — would be turned over to the National Archives upon the former president’s departure from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue under the Presidential Records Act.
Conway said a problem for the former president was keeping classified documents, despite the fact that one of his lawyers had signed a statement to the Justice Department stating that all documents had been turned in.
“It’s going to be interesting,” Conway said on the podcast. “He makes everything worse because… [Trump’s lawyers are] do what he wants them to do. He wants to go on the attack.”
“The problem is that he has no weapons to attack. And he has no legal arguments. He has no defense. He only has lies,” he added.
Conway, who married former Trump presidential campaign manager in 2016 and ex-White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, has gained a massive following on social media in recent years and has become a frequent presence on cable television for his sharp criticism of the former president – a huge contrast to his wife’s years of support for the ex-commander in chief.
Kellyanne Conway said on CNN earlier this summer that there has been “a lot of pain” in her marriage related to her husband’s opposition to Trump, which she also described in her memoir, “Here’s the Deal.”