For almost four years, Kellyanne Conway was one of President Donald Trump’s closest and most trusted advisers, and she was also partially responsible for helping him pull off his surprise win in the 2016 election.
But at the end of August, just a couple of months before the 2020 election, Conway left the White House, issuing a statement which read in part:
As it turns out, Conway’s “future plans” are for a tell-all book in which she’ll reportedly reveal her insider’s view of the Trump administration, which has some members of the president’s inner circle very worried:
“‘Of all the White House insiders, Kellyanne is going to write the most unvarnished, eye-popping account of her time working for the president,’ the insider promises. ‘She’s got some of us quaking in our boots.'”
And that’s likely why Conway got such a massive payday for a memoir of her time in the White House, drawing the highest advance for any former Trump administration official:
“Conway, 53, sparked a bidding war in the publishing world after unexpectedly stepping down from her role of Senior Counselor to the President on the eve of August’s Republican National Convention to spend more time with her family.
“The deal is expected to net Conway the biggest advance ever for a Trump tell-all, dwarfing the $2 million paid to former national security adviser John Bolton.”
The book will also reportedly explore the longtime political rift between Conway and her husband, George, an attorney who has labeled the Trump administration a “cult” and repeatedly taken potshots at the president since he took office.
If indeed Conway is totally honest (which has never been her strong suit), the book could also provide evidence that would strengthen the legal case being built against Trump by prosecutors in New York, where the soon-to-be former president is under reportedly under investigation for tax fraud and money laundering, both of which could send him to prison for decades.