One of Donald Trump’s presidential advisors is being investigated by police after she allegedly posted a nude photo of her 16-year-old daughter online.
Former White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday allegedly shared the photo of her daughter Claudia as a Twitter “Fleet” – a new feature which deletes posts after 24 hours.
The image was quickly deleted but some Twitter uses claim to have taken screenshots of it.
Claudia has a large social media following herself and frequently uses it to attack her mother’s conservative politics.
“I guess she accidentally posted it, or somebody hacked her. But nobody would ever have any photo like that ever. So, Kellyanne, you’re going to f***ing jail,” she said on TikTok when she learned of the post yesterday.
The 16-year-old deleted that post a few hours later and asked her followers to stop contacting police.
“Yesterday when I was made aware of the situation I was distraught and very, very upset and I acted irrationally and impulsive and it is something I do regret,” she said in a new TikTok post.
New Jersey police are investigating the incident.
“An investigation is being conducted. No additional information can be released,” Alpine Police Chief Christopher Belcolle told the New York Post.
Mrs Conway gained notoriety in 2017 when she use the phrase “alternative facts” to defend press secretary Sean Spicer’s blatant lies about the attendance numbers at Mr Trump’s presidential inauguration in 2017.
Meanwhile, Republicans in the US Senate voted overwhelmingly against moving forward with Mr Trump’s historic second impeachment trial, making clear a conviction of the former president for “incitement of insurrection” is unlikely.
In a 55-45 procedural vote, the Senate set aside an objection from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul that would have declared the impeachment proceedings unconstitutional.
That means the trial on Trump’s impeachment, the first ever of a former president, will begin as scheduled the week of February 8.
The House impeached him two weeks ago for inciting deadly riots in the Capitol on January 6 when he told his supporters to “fight like hell” to overturn his election defeat.