President Trump is reportedly planning to pick senior counselor Kellyanne Conway's husband to head the Justice Department's civil division, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
George Conway currently works as a lawyer at the New York firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his law degree from Yale.
In the 1990s, Conway was on the legal team of Paula Jones, who accused President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBiden needs to be both Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside Republican spin on Biden is off the mark Bill Clinton shares video update after release from hospital MORE of sexual harassment.
The Trump administration was previously considering Conway for the role of solicitor general, but ultimately chose Noel Francisco for the job.
The position as the head of the Justice Department civil division would put Conway at the forefront of defending Trump's revised executive order on immigration into the country from six predominantly Muslim countries, which has already been halted by federal judges.