Senior White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway's husband will be appointed as head of the Justice Department's civil division. George Conway will lead the division which represents the federal government in legal battles in the courts. It would mean that Conway will take the lead in defending the Trump administration against lawsuits, including those cases filed against the new executive order on immigration.
Conway is a graduate of Yale Law School. He is also a partner at the firm Watchtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz. A popular Republican lawyer, George Conway was involved in Paula Jones' lawsuit against former President Bill Clinton.
Paula Jones worked as a state clerk of Arkansas when Clinton was governor. She accused Bill of sexual harassment at the time. The lawsuit was filed when he was already the President. Jones' lawsuit against Bill led to the worst political crisis of his career. It also led to an impeachment case against the Democrat president, Hillary's husband. It marked the third impeachment case against a President in American history. Jones also called Hillary a liar. She said Hillary tried to destroy the women who filed cases of sexual harassment against Bill.
Conway also represented tobacco company Philip Morris in another case. He was considered for the position of solicitor general. The job went to Noel Francisco instead. The solicitor general is assigned to argue cases for the administration before the Supreme Court.
George Conway was not involved in Trump's presidential campaign. His wife Kellyanne is credited for being the first woman to bring a presidential campaign to victory. Trump has always praised Kellyanne for helping him become the President. George Conway's appointment as head of the Justice Department's civil division is expected to be officially announced soon.