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WaPo: Kellyanne Conway’s husband and Reagan’s counsel are among lawyers warning that Trump imperils democracy

Washington Post  /  November 14, 2018

Note: this article originally appeared in the Washington Post.

A handful of prominent conservative and libertarian attorneys are banding together to form Checks and Balances, a group that grew from their need to publicly reaffirm the importance of the rule of law, which they feel is being threatened by the Trump administration.

The group, organized by George T. Conway III, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, rallies behind the notion that it is important for lawyers who see President Trump’s actions as unconstitutional to speak up.

“There is a deep-seated concern and uneasiness in conservative legal circles with the president’s attacks on our institutions, including the press and the Department of Justice, and a belief that conservative lawyers are not speaking up enough,” John B. Bellinger, top legal adviser for the State Department and National Security Council under President George W. Bush, told The Post.

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