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White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is one of only a handful of people outside the Trump and Pence families to have full Secret Service protection, according to an extensive interview published Saturday.

Conway is a partner in the Wall Street law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz. He is now a partner in the firm's litigation department where, according to the firm's website, he has honed his talents in securities, contract and antitrust litigation.

Conway also talked about Donald Trump and their close relationship.

Neither Conway nor the White House have confirmed whether or not he had been offered the role, with the lawyer declining to comment, the Associated Press reported.

This week, judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked implementation of Trump's order that retains a 90-day ban on travel to the United States by citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen that was part of an earlier order blocked by the courts.

Judges in Hawaii and Maryland halted the implementation of the ban, which is created to prevent citizens from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the US.

Conway is a graduate of Harvard and Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Review. Mr. Clinton's denial of an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky during a deposition in the Paula Jones case led to the then-president's impeachment trial. He was previously in the running to be US Solicitor General. He has represented Philip Morris International Inc, Cardinal Health Inc and the National Football League among many corporate clients.

What do you think of Kellyanne Conway's odd interview answers? A longtime Republican pollster, she is credited with helping turn around the Trump campaign when the candidate was trailing Hillary Clinton. To see her open up and shoot back is interesting to see, and Conway critics may now see that she is more than what the Trump administration made her out to be.

This report contains material from the Associated Press and Reuters.

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