Killian Conway leaves the White House job, citing family concerns

White House Counselor Killian Conway announced that she will step down from her post at the end of this month.

Conway, whose official title is Counselor to the President, is known for her tireless defense of administration policy with frequent appearances on television. She is one of President Trump's oldest aides.

In a statement on Sunday, she indicated that "more time should be devoted to family issues."

She said, "I will move out of the White House at the end of this month."

Conway's husband, conservative attorney George T. Conway III, has become a staunch critic of the president, often putting his wife in an awkward position. On Sunday, he announced on Twitter that he was withdrawing from Project Lincoln, a group of Republicans dedicated to defeating Trump in November that he helped found. He said he also takes a hiatus on Twitter.

The news of Conway's imminent departure from the White House comes after a tweet from her 15-year-old daughter, Claudia, over the weekend, declaring that she was "officially paying for liberation."

In a series of tweets that followed, she said that her mother's work "ruined my life" and that she and her father "don't agree on anything at all" politically.

"We both have common sense when it comes to our current president."

On Sunday, the teen explained in a tweet that her desire to be free is not related to her mother's job, but rather about "years of childhood trauma and abuse." Then she added, "It's getting too much so I'm taking a mental health break from social media. See you soon. Thank you for the love and support. Don't hate my dad please."

"It's going to be less drama, more mom," Killian Conway said in her statement.

Conway is one of the last remaining Trump employees of the 2016 campaign. She was the first woman to run a winning presidential campaign, and has led Trump's efforts in recent months. The 2016 session began to advise Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Trump's main competitor.

Her time in the White House was not without controversy. Two days after the opening, Conway coined the term "alternate facts" during an interview with NBC's Meet The Press. She has also been cited for violating the law against political activity by government employees several times, and the government office investigating those activities recommended her dismissal in 2019.

Aside from being a staunch defender of the president, Conway also played a central role in the administration's efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

In her statement, Conway said her experience working in the White House was "intoxicating. She's humble."

"I am very grateful to the president for this honor, to the first lady, the vice president and Mrs. Pence, my colleagues in the White House and the administration, and the countless people who have supported me and my work."

She said she and her husband "disagreed about a lot," but that the couple "are united on the most important thing: the children."

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