Key Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway to leave White House

Kellyanne Conway, the longtime adviser to President Donald Trump and wife of outspoken Trump critic George Conway, is leaving the White House at the end of August, she said in a statement Sunday.

Conway, who was Trump’s campaign manager before she became one of his staunchest defenders in the White House, said that she and her husband disagreed about plenty but “we are united on what matters most: the kids,” she said.

“Our four children are teens and 'tweens starting a new academic year, in middle school and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months,” Conway said. “As millions of parents nationwide know, kids 'doing school from home' requires a level of attention and vigilance that is as unusual as these times.”

“This is completely my choice and my voice,” she added.

One administration official told NBC News that Kellyanne Conway told the president Sunday night in the Oval Office about her departure. The president expressed support for the decision, the official said.

This official and a second source familiar with the matter told NBC News that Conway is still expected to speak at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday as was previously scheduled.