Kellyanne's Husband Passes on Justice Dept. Job

George Conway said 'this is not the right time' to leave his NY job
By Linda Hervieux,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2017 6:32 AM CDT
Kellyanne's Husband Passes on Justice Dept. Job
Kellyanne and George Conway arrive for a dinner at Union Station in Washington in January 2017.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway's husband has taken himself out of the running for a top Justice Department post, Reuters reports. George Conway announced Friday that while he was "profoundly grateful," he was no longer interested in the job leading the civil division due to family considerations. The New York Times reports the move poses yet another personnel setback for the Trump administration. Conway works for the New York firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

The website Above the Law reports that Conway sent a letter to President Trump on Wednesday alerting him to his decision, and that Conway was also a finalist for solicitor general. "I have reluctantly concluded ... that, for me and my family, this is not the right time for me to leave the private sector and take on a new role in the federal government," Conway said in a statement. He and Kellyanne have four young children and have been commuting between Washington and New Jersey. (More Kellyanne Conway stories.)

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