George Conway, whose wife, Kellyanne Conway, is a counselor to President Donald Trump, has withdrawn from consideration for a Justice Department post.
POLITICO reported in March that Conway was the front-runner to head DOJ’s Civil Division, but he was never formally nominated to the post.
Conway said in a statement Friday that he’s “profoundly grateful” to Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions “for selecting me to serve in the Department of Justice.”
“I have reluctantly concluded, however, 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,” he continued. “Kellyanne and I continue to support the President and his Administration, and I look forward to doing so in whatever way I can from outside the government.”
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SOURCE: Politico, Nolan D. McCaskill