This article originally appeared here on Salon.com
Citing a need to devote time to her family, Kellyanne Conway announced her departure from the Trump administration only one month ago. Nonetheless, the Republican National Committee is paying the former White House counselor $15,000 a month, according to new federal filings.
Conway left the White House in late August amid a publicly unfolding family drama after her daughter declared her intention to seek emancipation over alleged “trauma and abuse” in multiple social media posts. In an exit statement, Conway said she would be stepping down “gratefully” and “humbly.”
Her husband, the attorney George Conway, simultaneously announced that he would withdraw from his role as chief agitator at The Lincoln Project, a big-money group of conservative Trump critics, to “devote more time to family matters.”
“We disagree about plenty, but we are united on what matters most: the kids,” Kellyanne Conway said of her husband in her statement, adding: “For now, and for my beloved children, it will be less drama, more mama.”