Posted by | February 9, 2017 14:09 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics Top Stories

White House spokesperson Kellyanne Conway gave a free commercial – her own words! = to Ivanka Trump’s fashion line late this morning:

Speaking from the White House press briefing room on Thursday, Kellyanne Conway told Americans they should “go buy Ivanka [Trump’s] stuff” following reports that many retailers are dropping Ivanka’s eponymous clothing line.

“I’m going to give it a free commercial here; go buy it today,” Conway told the hosts of Fox & Friends while noting that the president’s daughter “is in a very good place.”

Isn’t that illegal?

Conway’s comments are a particularly egregious example of how the Trump businesses are cashing in on the Trump presidency. They also appear to violate federal ethics law, which prohibits the endorsement of products by federal officials.

The specifics of the regulations around endorsements are as follows:

Larry Nobel, the former general counsel of the FEC, believes it is likely that Conway’s statements violated these provisions.

https://twitter.com/larrynoble_dc/status/829682520019046401

Sean Spicer, during the daily press briefing, said

“Kellyanne has been counseled and that’s all we’re going to go with,” Spicer replied. “She’s been counseled on that subject, and that’s it.”

That is not good enough for some in the legislature.

The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), called for an ethics review of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway promoting Ivanka Trump’s clothing line.

In a Thursday letter to Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Cummings requested the panel make a referral about Conway to the Office of Government Ethics to determine whether she violated ethics laws barring federal employees from using their public offices to endorse products.


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  • Larry Schmitt

    How many times, and in how many ways, will they be allowed to show their total disregard for the laws? I was always taught that no one is above the law, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with this crowd. The words “conflict of interests” mean nothing to them. When does someone in congress grow a pair and call them on it?

    • The Original Just Me

      It sure wont be Sen. Warren that grows a pair.

      • Larry Schmitt

        Not a literal pair, but figurative. Replace with spine if you prefer.

        • The Original Just Me

          I have a comment but this is a public system. LOL :+)

    • Mike N.

      Yeah, but… Benghazi! E-mails!! Abortion!!

  • mea_mark

    … Lock Her Up ~ ! …

    • The Original Just Me

      Lock Her up without a makeup Bucket.

      • nola878

        Now, that’s cruel and unusual punishment…for the jailers that have to see her every day.

        • The Original Just Me

          Okay, Okay, you win. Take her to the Zoo where they are used to locking up strange and weird looking animals.:+)

      • bpollen

        Let her have the make-up, but not the trowel…

        • The Original Just Me

          Finger Paint using only the Middle Finger.

  • The Original Just Me

    Did Kelly Ann Conway just break the law ?
    Here is a Better question.
    Is Kelly Ann Conway a FREAK ????

    • bpollen

      A Super Freak?
      She super freaky?

      • The Original Just Me

        Super Freaky and Not in a FUN Way.

  • Willys41

    Break the law? Doesn’t matter. Won’t be prosecuted.

    • Roctuna

      You probably already know, but she was “counseled”.

      • The Original Just Me

        No Problem, nothing will happen to Her.

  • William
  • amersham1046

    Prosecute? sorry no, Jeff Sessions is too busy, he just got a new coloring book and pencil crayons just like the big kids

  • robert

    With a Republican Congress and senate

    Who is going to prosecute ?

    • granpa.usthai

      that would be the duty of the justice department.

      if Jeff Sessions doesn’t want to do his job, FIRE his white racist ass.

      appeal to the British House of Commons to respectfully request the United States be barred from the United Nations and redefined as a criminal nation.

      if they won’t, perhaps the DPRK will?

      • robert

        It’s a perfect situation for the trumpster and his pirates Nobody can or legally touch them and his voters will go nuts if anyone does.

      • fahvel

        sometimes gramps you are just a plain genius with words and ideas!!!!

    • bpollen

      Government Ethics guys make a recommendation, and it’s up to Emperor Cheeto to determine the punishment.

      • robert

        I’m glad they left it up to the gov to create ethics for the public

  • granpa.usthai

    congress should remember:

    a lawless executive branch leads directly to a lawless populace.

    if you’re not going to uphold your own written laws – pack your bags a take a permanent vacation until the embers stop glowing.

  • William