While his wife Kellyanne Conway may be one of President Donald Trump's most senior counselors, attorney George Conway has made it no secret that he is no fan of Trump.
The two have sparred on Twitter and Conway has questioned Trump's very sanity.
When the White House used Attorney General William Barr's four page summary of the Mueller Report to claim that the report was a "total and complete exoneration" of the President, Conway called that out as well—and now he's doing it again in the days before the report is expected to be made public
Conway's scrutiny came after CNN analyst Elie Honig pointed out this quote from Barr's letter:
"As the report states: ‘[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.'"
The brackets to denote the case change at the beginning confirm that the portion quoted by Barr isn't the full sentence. Honig and Conway think that sentence actually begins with a qualifier.
look for these words https://t.co/hJlpu7f8gF— George Conway (@George Conway) 1555294123.0
Many have said that the Barr letter isn't an adequate substitute for seeing the full report, precisely for the reasons Conway and Honig point out.
The investigation not being able to establish conspiracy between Russia and the members of the Trump campaign beyond reasonable doubt is not the same as finding no evidence. The importance of this distinction as it relates to the Trump campaign's interactions with Russia can only be known with the release of the report.
The mysterious brackets in the letter have piqued the curiosity of others.
@gtconway3d The brackets & ellipses from Barr's letter will be the most closely analyzed brackets & ellipses in the… https://t.co/aU9QBu19tK— Bill Corbett (@Bill Corbett) 1555294269.0
@gtconway3d "[T]" ..... It's all I see. Like an hors d'oeuvre, it leaves me wanting SO MUCH MORE.— "Yes, Luke, I am your Coffee" (@"Yes, Luke, I am your Coffee") 1555295437.0
@gtconway3d “Although” will be redacted— Rainey (@Rainey) 1555331718.0
The Mueller Report is one of the most hotly anticipated documents in modern American history.
When the public will see it—and how much of it will escape redactions—has been a huge issue among politicians and the rest of the populace.
It has now been 24 DAYS since Mueller delivered his final report to Barr: 400 pages takes 3 weeks and 3 days to red… https://t.co/4aFmakkGBL— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈) 1555336003.0
TGIM: Attorney General Bill Barr just arrived at the Justice Department for what could be a final day of preparatio… https://t.co/PZ0lLIPcQX— Josh Gerstein (@Josh Gerstein) 1555332313.0
Nancy Pelosi: "All we need to do is see the Mueller report." Via CBS https://t.co/PWTxhUZ8VW— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1555288527.0
Despite describing the report as an exoneration of the President, the White House is preparing a rebuttal for the report's release.
If the Mueller Report totally exonerates Trump, why does he need a rebuttal? Couldn’t he just say thank you & move… https://t.co/10v63o3DQl— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1555272700.0
#3 The Rebuttal Fight: Rudy Giuliani is already promising a White House report that argues against the Mueller Report— Chris Cillizza (@Chris Cillizza) 1555331616.0
Fasten your seatbelts.