Did you know that George Conway, senior Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway’s husband, is Filipino American? And that he’s set to be nominated to run the Justice Department’s civil division which would put him at the forefront of defending the Trump administration on legal issues like the travel ban? ‘Cause that wouldn’t be nepotism at all. According to the Wall Street Journal:
Mr. 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…
Mr. Conway’s nomination is set to come as the Justice Department prepares appeals of rulings that blocked Mr. Trump’s revised executive order on immigration. That dispute could arrive soon at the Supreme Court.
Judges in Hawaii and Maryland halted Mr. Trump’s latest effort this week after finding he likely engaged in religious discrimination when he sought to bar U.S. entry for people from six Muslim-majority nations, a move the White House says could help fight terrorism.
Among Mr. Conway’s first tasks—if confirmed soon by the Senate—would be to manage that defense.
To read more, go to the WSJ: Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Is Set to Lead Justice Department Division