WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump's tweets Monday morning on the travel ban proposed by his administration found a critic in George Conway III, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway's husband and, until recently, a potential Justice Department nominee.
The tweet is Conway's first since 2015, and comes just days after he announced that he no longer wanted to be nominated to lead the Justice Department's Civil Division-a key administration job that would have put him in charge of defending the federal government in court against all kinds of legal challenges.
In fact, only hours before George Conway's tweet, Kellyanne Conway was defending Trump on NBC's "Today" show, telling anchors they had an "obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president".
"The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.", Trump posted on Twitter Monday morning.
The president sent out various tweets Monday following the DOJ's request that the Supreme Court review the appeals court decision blocking his executive order temporarily stopping refugee resettlement and the immigration of individuals from certain countries.
The original order from January and a revised version have been caught up in the courts. "People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!" he tweeted.
The White House says President Donald Trump will not assert executive privilege to try to block testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey.
The tweet has been confirmed to be from Conway's husband, who Josh Barro of Business Insider characterizes as a "superlawyer". Later, he trollingly asked whether he and Omar Jadwat, another lawyer challenging the ban, should "cede our 30min at lectern" - the time to argue before the justices at the Supreme Court - to the defendant (as in, Trump) "to make case for us".
"Which is why I said what I said this morning", he continued.
"Here is what he's doing as president of the United States and commander-in-chief: He's standing firm because an attack on London is an attack on American values also".