- George Conway believes Trump will run in 2024 as protection against his legal cases.
- Conway said there will be “too many” cases for Trump to handle.
- He said there will inevitably be a “breakdown to end all meltdowns” under Trump.
George Conway, a prominent lawyer and critic of former President Donald Trump, predicted that Trump will run again in 2024 as a hedge against his record of legal troubles.
Conway made an appearance Wednesday on CNN with former Trump communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin.
“He will run for president, in fact, to protect himself from these legal proceedings, but there will be too many of them,” Conway said.
“You know, I think he might get the nomination anyway, but I think we’re going to see the crisis to end all public figure meltdowns,” Conway added.
During the segment, CNN host Anderson Cooper asked Griffin and Conway if they thought Trump’s options for fighting his legal cases were “moving forward.”
In response, Griffin cited a CNN article published Wednesday about how Trump was weighing whether to let federal investigators search his Mar-a-Lago residence again.
“It reeks of desperation,” Griffin said.
“This man is cornered at every turn and not surrounded by wise legal counsel, so I think you’re going to see more acts of desperation from him,” he added.
Trump has a legal docket full of cases.
The former president was impeached in early October by a class-action fraud lawsuit following delays in his testimony. The suit alleges that Trump, his company and his three eldest children — Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump — tricked people into investing in a multi-level marketing scheme. That scheme involved a videophone that plaintiffs’ lawyers say was “doomed” from the start.
Separately, Trump was questioned under oath at Mar-a-Lago on Wednesday about writer E. Jean Carroll’s 2019 defamation suit. She claims he sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-1990s.
New York Attorney General Letitia James is also investigating the Trump Organization’s business practices. Trump sat down for a statement in New York in August. During that deposition, he begged the Fifth over 440 times and answered only one question about what his name was.
The FBI is also investigating whether Trump violated any of the three federal laws, including the Espionage Act. the agency seized a cache of classified documentsincluding some marked “top secret,” when he hit Mar-a-Lago on Aug. 8.
Conway has weighed in on Trump’s legal concerns on several occasions. After the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, he said he thought Trump was “in very substantial legal jeopardy.” And in September, Conway he said during a podcast that he thought “any fair jury” would convict Trump of mishandling classified documents.
Conway is married to Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s former senior adviser. His role as an anti-Trump pundit stands in stark contrast to his wife’s support for Trump. In June, Kellyanne Conway said to CNN that there has been “a lot of hurt” in their marriage because of their conflicting positions.
Trump has not announced whether he plans to run for president. Kellyanne Conway hinted in September that she “wants her old job” and may announce a run after the midterms.
A spokesman for Trump’s post-presidential press office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.