Republican lawyer George Conway has accused former officials in former President Donald Trump’s administration of committing acts of sedition for pushing baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 election having been stolen by President Joe Biden and the Democrats.
Emails released over the weekend showing that ex-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows pressured the Justice Department to investigate Trump’s lies are only the “tip of the iceberg of all the crazy stuff that went on this winter. These guys were doing some wild, wild stuff,” Conway told The Daily Beast‘s Editor-at-Large Molly Jong-Fast on the latest episode of her podcast, The New Abnormal.
He added that “it wasn’t just the campaign and the kooky campaign hangers-on, and the lawyers who were working on the campaign, like Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. This stuff was going on in the White House.”
Conway alluded to other bizarre and completely false machinations that have been promoted by Republicans including “one of the pallets of cash that was sent to the Iranians as part of the Iranian nuclear deal and gave it to some Italians. And the Italians used the money to create some software that they downloaded into American voting systems by satellite, that switched votes from Trump to Biden. This is the chief of staff of the White House pushing his theory on the Justice Department.”
Conway has thusly been pondering “whether there weren’t some illegalities” in the behavior of Trump’s loyal soldiers.
“You’re running close to sedition here, trying to get government officials to act in support of a conspiracy theory to overturn the results of an election. I mean, there could be a criminal conspiracy involved there. That’s not protected by free speech. Maybe the Justice Department will move on up from the people, the 500-600 people who were at the Capitol [on January 6th] to other things,” Conway continued. “Who organized the rally, and who at the White House was communicating with those people, and what else those people were doing at the White House to try to keep Trump in office. And I think all of these things relate at a certain level and ought to be fully investigated.”
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— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 8, 2021