Kellyanne Conway's Husband May Be Tapped To Lead Division of DOJ

Kellyanne Conway, new campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

There’s a lot of truth to that old saying. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Nowhere is that more true than in Washington politics. Case in point, it looks like Kellyanne Conway’s hubby is going to get nominated for a big Justice Department gig.


George Conway, the husband of senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, is set to be nominated to run the Justice Department’s civil division, according to people familiar with the matter, a job that would put him at the forefront defending the controversial immigration executive order and other lawsuits against the Trump administration.

Conway, a partner at Wall Street law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, had also been in the running for other jobs at the Justice Department.

He has worked on major securities law cases and deal litigation, according to his law firm biography.

Conway didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The Justice Department declined to comment.

The man married to the President’s Chief Counselor just happens to also be the best guy to run a big chunk of the Justice Department. What are the odds?

Originally there was speculation that George Conway might be nominated to be Solicitor General. As an attorney, he has represented the National Football League, Philip Morris, and Paula Jones in her sexual harassment case against President Bill Clinton.


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