Conservative attorney George Conway said that if Donald Trump is found guilty in the two federal cases currently pending against him, he should be locked away for good. These cases involve charges against the former president in Washington for his efforts to stay in power following the 2020 election and in Florida for the possession of classified documents.
Conway amplified a tweet by former federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega, who argued that if Trump is convicted in Washington, he should receive a prison sentence that matches or exceeds the sentences handed down in other significant January 6th cases.
This could potentially result in an initial term of 18 years. However, Conway suggested that Trump’s potential prison sentence could extend well beyond that, especially if he is found guilty in the classified documents case.
In a statement posted on X (formerly known as Twitter), Conway emphasized that he believes it is indisputable that the 77-year-old former president should spend the remainder of his life behind bars.
“And given that P01135809 should also receive a significant and consecutive sentence for entirely unrelated crimes in an entirely unrelated case—his theft and retention of national security documents—it’s beyond question he should spend the rest of his natural life in prison,” Conway wrote.
And given that P01135809 should also receive a significant and consecutive sentence for entirely unrelated crimes in an entirely unrelated case—his theft and retention of national security documents—it’s beyond question he should spend the rest of his natural life in prison. https://t.co/0KXBTm987R
— Xeorge Xonway (@gtconway3d) September 4, 2023
Conway has previously characterized the Florida case against Trump as “airtight” and asserted that Trump is likely to be incarcerated due to the strength of the obstruction case against him.
When asked in a recent interview how he would advise Trump if he were his attorney, Conway remarked that he would counsel Trump to take responsibility for his actions, plead guilty, and negotiate a deal with the government. However, Conway acknowledged that Trump is unlikely to follow this advice.
Trump also faces state charges in New York related to a hush money scheme and in Georgia in connection with alleged election interference.