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White House Won't Allow Kellyanne Conway to Testify

House committee is reviewing her alleged Hatch Act violations

(Newser) - The White House said Monday it will not allow presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before a House committee looking into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers. The White House refusal, outlined in a letter from White House lawyer Pat Cipollone,... More »

Trump Has Quick Answer About Kellyanne Conway

He tells Fox News that he's not going to fire her over the Hatch Act

(Newser) - A federal watchdog wants President Trump to fire top adviser Kellyanne Conway . On Friday, Trump called in to Fox News and made clear that's not going to happen, reports the Hill . "No, I'm not going to fire her," Trump said during his call-in to Fox &... More »

Federal Watchdog Tells Trump to Fire Kellyanne Conway

Agency says she has violated the Hatch Act repeatedly

(Newser) - A federal watchdog recommended Thursday that President Trump immediately fire adviser Kellyanne Conway—but that looks highly unlikely. The watchdog is the Office of the Special Counsel, but this has nothing to do with Robert Mueller. Instead, it's all about the Hatch Act, an 80-year-old government statute that bars... More »

Kellyanne Gets Heated: 'What Are You, Oprah?'

Chris Wallace asks about her husband on Fox News Sunday

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway crossed swords with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace over the question that keeps coming up: As Wallace put it, "Why is your husband attacking your boss?" Kellyanne was initially measured in discussing husband George Conway—a "vocal critic" of President Trump, per Rolling Stone —... More »

Here's What Kellyanne Has to Say About Hubby's Trump Spat

'You air grievances like that in private'

(Newser) - The Conway marriage saga continues: On Thursday, Kellyanne Conway went on Fox Business, where the White House adviser took issue with her husband's very public criticism of her boss, President Trump. "My husband ... has been very critical of the president publicly, which is unlike him," she said,... More »

George Conway Fires Off 20-Plus Tweets After Trump Insult

Kellyanne's spouse is pushing back after president called him 'husband from hell'

(Newser) - The tiff between President Trump and the spouse of one of his closest advisers took a turn for the worse on Tuesday, and things didn't get any better the next day. The Hill reports that on Wednesday morning, Trump continued his criticism of George Conway, the husband of White... More »

George Conway's Spat With Trump Gets Worse

President calls husband of his senior aide a 'total loser'

(Newser) - "A total loser!" That was President Trump's response Tuesday to George Conway's pokes at his mental health . The president's three-word tweet linked to another tweet by Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale asserting that Conway was jealous of his wife's success as a senior... More »

Kellyanne, Husband Disagree on Trump's Mental Health

George Conway thinks POTUS is mentally ill

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway's husband George, a frequent critic of his wife's employer , suggested Monday that President Trump has a mental disorder. Not so, the top White House counselor told reporters upon her arrival at work. "No, I don't share those concerns," she said, per Politico and... More »

New Shutdown Impasse Isn't About a Wall

2 sides can't agree on number of immigrants that can be detained; deadline is Friday

(Newser) - Don't look now, but the three-week reprieve that ended the recent government shutdown expires this week. If negotiators can't reach a deal before midnight Friday, a new shutdown begins, notes CNBC . What's worse, talks aren't going well . This time around, the big sticking point isn't... More »

Kellyanne Conway: Woman Assaulted Me in Front of My Kid

White House counselor tells CNN about incident she says happened in October in Bethesda

(Newser) - CNN has been working on a series about powerful DC women , and White House counsel Kellyanne Conway was the latest to sit before the mic. In the interview with Dana Bash that aired Friday, Conway made an unexpected claim: that back in October, she'd been assaulted at a Mexican... More »

John Kelly Won't Be Out in 2018 After All

Trump says 'great people' want the job 'badly'

(Newser) - John Kelly won't be leaving the White House in 2018 after all—but he's probably not going to need to put up a 2019 calendar in his office. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said during a Fox appearance Tuesday that the White House chief of staff will remain... More »

Trump, 'Totally Cleared'? George Conway Reacts

Kellyanne Conway's husband fires off a missive

(Newser) - "Totally cleared"? That was President Trump's take on news about sentencing recommendations for his ex-attorney, Michael Cohen—but Kellyanne Conway's husband sees it his own way, reports the Huffington Post . To recap: "Totally clears the president. Thank you!" the president tweeted after federal prosecutors... More »

Eric Trump Slams George Conway's 'Utter Disrespect'

Kellyanne is a 'great person and frankly his actions are horrible,' he tweets

(Newser) - Eric Trump thinks George Conway's constant disagreement with President Trump is one of the ugliest things he's seen in politics. The Trump son—whose father's affair with Marla Maples kept tabloids busy in the early '90s—spoke out Monday at the "utter disrespect" Conway is... More »

Trump Dismisses 'Mr. Kellyanne Conway' as Publicity Seeker

President also ripped into CNN reporter's question about his acting AG, calling it 'stupid'

(Newser) - George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, has been a force for pushback on President Trump—including defending the Robert Mueller probe , trolling Trump on Twitter , and co-writing a recent op-ed against Trump's proposal to end birthright citizenship—and Trump has mainly steered clear from commenting on... More »

Kellyanne Conway Says She Was Sexually Assaulted

Presidential counselor says 'let's not compare Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby' to Kavanaugh allegations

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway's boss has taken no small amount of heat over his Supreme Court nominee, but the presidential counselor gave her perspective on Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Brett Kavanaugh some deeper context on Sunday. "I feel very empathetic for victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and... More »

Kavanaugh: My Accuser Is Wrong

Kellyanne Conway says the woman should not be ignored or insulted

(Newser) - Brett Kavanaugh doubled down Monday on his denial of a sexual misconduct allegation going back to his high school days. "This is a completely false allegation," Kavanaugh said in a statement cited by CNN . "I have never done anything like what the accuser describes—to her or... More »

He Visited the Conways' Home and Found His Story

Ben Terris spends time with George, Kellyanne Conway

(Newser) - Ben Terris writes that Kellyanne Conway invited him to her sprawling $7.7 million home ("like a mini Mar-a-Lago," he notes) "because she thought it would be a good symbol for her commitment to, and the enduring strength of, the Trump presidency." What emerges instead in... More »

Conway's Husband Rebuts Trump Team's 'Terrible' Logic

Idea that Mueller appointment is unconstitutional is 'meritless,' the attorney argues in essay

(Newser) - If Kellyanne Conway has to go on TV to defend her boss' argument that the Robert Mueller appointment is unconstitutional, she might well be presented with a detailed argument to the contrary from her husband. George Conway, who the Washington Post notes is a respected conservative attorney, has written a... More »

Kellyanne Conway Is Trump's No. 1 Leaker, Book Claims

Author Ronald Kessler's book is out this week

(Newser) - A new book about the Trump administration zeroes in on Kellyanne Conway as the person responsible for much of the anonymous information springing from the Oval Office. According to Ronald Kessler, author of The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game, Conway is the "number one leaker"... More »

Fresh Ethics Trouble for Kellyanne Conway

Office of Special Counsel determines she twice violated Hatch Act

(Newser) - Two days ago, the New York Times was out with a piece titled "Defying the Odds, Kellyanne Conway Steps Back and Hangs On." Now, a perhaps uncomfortable step back into the spotlight. Tuesday brought word from the US Office of Special Counsel that Conway twice violated the Hatch... More »

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