George Conway slams Trump’s ‘moral depravity,’ lauds Smith’s move to gag him in docs case

Conservative attorney George Conway weighed in on former President Trump’s recent false claims that the FBI was prepared to kill him when they searched Mar-a-Lago in 2022 for classified documents, criticizing Trump for his “moral depravity.”

Conway, speaking to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins about Trump’s controversial fundraising email, said the accusation against a government agency was “absolutely obscene.”

“The notion that so many people had to participate to send this email and are … beholden to Trump [and] are doing these things, just shows you the level of just moral depravity that … Trump emanated and that surrounds him,” he said Friday. “Words cannot describe that level of … depravity to send … this message.”

In his email Wednesday, Trump alleged President Biden was “locked & loaded and ready to take me out” — twisting disclosure language from documents prepared as law enforcement readied to search his residence in Palm Beach, Fla.

In reality, the FBI’s language only allows for deadly force “when necessary,” like when someone poses an “imminent danger of death” to an officer or someone else.

The FBI said it followed standard protocol in the search, as it does with all others. The agency confirmed that the same policy used in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago probe was also employed when they searched Biden’s office and residence in Delaware, because it’s “standard practice for all FBI operations orders.”

The search was also intentionally conducted when Trump and his family were not home, per the prosecutors.

After his claims, Special counsel Jack Smith called on Judge Aileen Cannon, who is overseeing the case, to block Trump from speaking about the case in a way that could endanger law enforcement officials.

Conway, while holding up his cellphone showing Trump’s email, echoed Smith’s calls for a gag order.

“He’s basically accusing the government of trying to take him out,” he said Friday. “And, you know, 10 million people get this email, I don’t know how many people get this email, all it takes is one or two of them to shoot somebody thinking that ‘Hey, I think the government is trying to shoot my president, I’m going to fight back’ and … it’s absolutely appalling.”

Conway lauded Smith’s filing, arguing it finally puts Cannon on the spot.

The Trump-appointed judge indefinitely postponed the trial earlier this month, kicking some court dates into late July and declining to set a trial date. Cannon said she needed to resolve some issues before trial, but the decision was widely seen as favoring the Trump team’s requests to prolong the case past the election.

“Do you think that she would do something? I don’t know,” Conway added Friday. “But she … better because this is just … completely outrageous,” Conway said. “I mean, it is really an attempt to incite violence against government agents based on the complete pathological lie and misreading.”

The former president is facing 40 charges of mishandling classified documents and obstructing the government’s retrieval of the records after leaving the White House. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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