Lawyer withdraws from consideration for US Justice Dept post

Lawyer withdraws from consideration for US Justice Dept postBy Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York lawyer George Conway, who had been expected to be nominated to head the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil division, has withdrawn from consideration. Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said in a statement received on Friday that he was “profoundly grateful to the President and to the Attorney General” for selecting him to serve in the Justice Department. A White House spokeswoman referred a request for comment to the Justice Department.



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