Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) launched a “masterful prosecutorial” attack against former President Donald Trump in her address within the Jan. 6 House select committee’s first hearing, conservative attorney George Conway said Friday.
Cheney’s presentation was likely “compelling” enough to persuade the Department of Justice there may be a “triable criminal case” against Trump for his role within the 2021 riot, Conway said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
He later told CNN: “I feel it’s going to be hard to not” bring a case against Trump after the hearing.
.@gtconway3d on first Jan 6 hearing: “This was a masterful prosecutorial presentation by Rep. Cheney…It tied together all the varied strands of what Donald Trump caused, what he did, and his criminal intent established by individuals who worked for him.” pic.twitter.com/NSVpw8G0vU
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 10, 2022
Conway also characterised Cheney’s initial address on CNN Thursday night because the “opening statement of a prosecutor — a gap statement that you could possibly have delivered in a trial in ‘United States of America against Donald J. Trump’ for conspiracy to defraud the US, for obstructing a congressional proceeding.”
Cheney “went through all of the the reason why there may be substantial evidence to imagine that Donald Trump intentionally committed the crime of corruptly interfering with a congressional proceeding, and of fraudulently in search of to obstruct a function of the federal government,” said Conway, who’s married to former Trump White House adviser Kellyanne Conway. “And he or she did it with the words of people that supported him.”
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Conway followed up Friday on CNN with a more detailed prediction of what a criminal case against Trump would appear like. He also addressed the dramatic situation described in Thursday’s hearing of police fighting for his or her lives on the U.S. Capitol as Trump watched the violence he’d “fomented” on his TV within the White House and took no motion to stop it for 3 hours.
“The three hours, the three hours when he did nothing,” Conway emphasized to CNN host Brianna Keilar. “From an emotional standpoint, the contradiction, the incredible contrast between the fidelity to duty of the Capitol Police officer [Caroline Edwards] who was slipping on her colleagues’ blood, and the whole dereliction of constitutional duty by the president of the US. It’s only a damning portrait.”
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