Ethics Watchdog: Conway in 'Clear Violation' of Guidelines

Office of Government Ethics recommends action be taken
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2017 2:35 PM CST
Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, watches during a meeting with parents and teachers, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – Kellyanne Conway's "free commercial" for Ivanka Trump's fashion line was a "clear violation" of federal ethics rules, according to a letter from Office of Government Ethics posted online by Democrats on the House oversight committee. Per Politico, the Feb. 13 letter recommends the White House investigate Conway's plug, which she gave on Fox & Friends after Nordstrom announced it would no longer carry Ivanka's brand, "and consider taking disciplinary action against her." White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Conway had been "counseled," but the letter says the OGE has not been notified of any corrective action taken. (Read more Kellyanne Conway stories.)

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