Updated Aug 23, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Kellyanne Conway leaving White House to spend more time with family

White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway returns to the West Wing after talking to reporters outside the White House on August 21

White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway at the White House on Friday. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Kellyanne Conway announced Sunday night she's stepping down from her position as counselor to President Trump "Gratefully & Humbly" to spend more time with her family at the end of the month.

The big picture: Conway's resignation, which she stressed was "completely my choice," comes ahead of this week's Republican National Convention, where Trump is set to formally accept his party's nomination to run for a second term. Conway is due to speak at the convention on Wednesday.

Of note: Her attorney husband and vocal Trump critic George Conway tweeted he would be withdrawing from the anti-Trump Republican group the Lincoln Project and announcing he'd be taking a Twitter hiatus "to devote more time to family matters."

  • "Needless to say, I continue to support the Lincoln Project and its mission," he added. Passionately."

Read her resignation letter, via Document Cloud:

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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