There’s a new group of conservative lawyers speaking up about President Trump, and he won’t like what they have to say.
The project, Checks and Balances, claims that President Trump is undermining the rule of law and subverting “bedrock legal norms.” The group’s ringleader is White House advisor Kellyanne Conway’s husband, George T. Conway III, and includes some other heavy-hitters from the legal world and the conservative movement.
Various members of the group are concerned about different developments, from firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and installing a replacement who hasn’t been approved by the Constitution in what appears to be a violation of the Constitution’s Article II, to attacking members of the media and undermining freedom of the press.
Marisa Maleck, former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is part of the new effort, as well as a member of the powerhouse conservative legal group The Federalist Society. (Most of the backers of the new project are also members of the Federalist Society, which is holding its annual conference in Washington.)
Maleck spoke to NPR’s Audie Cornish on Thursday. Check out the interview: