Kellyanne Conway 'Has Been Counseled' After Ivanka Plug

That was Sean Spicer's response when asked about possible ethical violation
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2017 2:37 PM CST
Kellyanne Conway 'Has Been Counseled' After Ivanka Plug
Kellyanne Conway watches the swearing in ceremony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Kellyanne Conway "has been counseled" after recommending that Americans "go buy Ivanka's stuff" Thursday morning, White House press secretary Sean Spicer says. Conway issued the line on Fox & Friends following President Trump's denouncement of Nordstrom after the retailer ditched Ivanka Trump's fashion line. Conway, who also called the fashion line "wonderful," urged people to "find it online," and admitted she was giving the label "a free commercial" during her appearance, may have violated federal ethics rules when plugging it. Politico reports that Spicer was asked whether the White House believes she crossed an ethical line, and after saying she has been counseled, Spicer added, "that's all we're going to go with. She's been counseled on that subject, and that's it." (More Kellyanne Conway stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.