Kellyanne Conway's husband, George Conway III, has been selected for a role within the Justice Department, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Conway III, 53, will lead the civil division of the DOJ, an office charged with defending the White House "in any civil or criminal matter within its scope of responsibility," including justifying President Donald Trump's travel ban.
Kellyanne Conway is Trump's counselor and was the first woman to ever run, and win, a Republican presidential campaign.
Conway III is currently a partner at the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and has "extensive experience" in litigation involving securities, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and antitrust cases. He graduated from Harvard and then Yale Law School and joined the law firm in 1988, soon after his graduation from law school.
His nomination for the DOJ job is set to come as the Justice Department prepares appeals of rulings that blocked Trump’s revised order on immigration. The travel ban, which has been halted this week by Hawaii and Maryland after judges in those states found Trump likely engaged in religious discrimination when he sought to bar U.S. entry for people from six Muslim-majority nations, will likely be Conway III's job to manage the White House's defense.
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