Kellyanne Conway's husband tapped for DOJ role

The husband of controversial senior adviser to Donald Trump is now a partner at NY law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz but is allegedly tipped for a role change. He specializes in securities, contract and antitrust litigation, as well as mergers and acquisitions, according to his biography on the firm's website.

In addition to the legal battle over Trump's revised executive order, which the president himself admitted was a "watered-down" version of the original order struck down by the Ninth Circuit Court, there is a lawsuit against Trump that claims his business ties violate the emoluments clause.

Judge Theodore D Chuang, in Maryland, ruled that the objective of the President's first travel ban and also his revised travel ban was to discriminate against Muslims for political reasons, and the ruling cited Mr Trump's own words against him.

It's not just Conway who comes off better than one would hope, that's one of the problems with sympathetically profiling the White House's resident spin artist. But US District Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii and US District Judge Theodore Chuang of Maryland found in two separate rulings that the order unfairly targets Muslim travelers. But Trump has vowed to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court to get the ban reinstated. Conway had previously been considered for the post of United States solicitor general, according to sources who spoke to CNN in December.

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Conway graduated from Yale Law School in 1987 after attending Harvard College.

Speaking at the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit in Washington on Friday, Conway explained that Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, devised a plan on how the losing candidate would concede on Election Night. Within a month she had become his campaign manager, and a few weeks later, Trump was almost tied with Democrat Hillary Clinton in the polls.

Despite the blowback, Conway is following her boss's lead in refusing to back down from her critics, especially when it comes to the phrase she inadvertently made viral.

This report contains material from the Associated Press and Reuters.