The mainstream liberal media has been going nuts over Kellyanne Conway’s comments about the Ivanka Trump Nordstrom brand.
Pundits and reporters have been arguing she violated federal ethics rules by endorsing the brand on national television as an emissary of the White House.
Now Democrats are putting their words to action.
Democrats of the U.S. House Oversight Committee posted a statement today via social media where they announced the U.S Office of Government Ethics have officially written to White House Deputy Council Stefan Passatino requesting the White House investigate Kellyanne Conway. Specifically, in reference to her comments about Ivanka Trump’s businesses.
The letter discusses the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch. It reads as follows,
“Public service is a public trust, requiring employees to place loyalty to the Constitution, the laws and ethical principles above private gain.”
It was Walter Shaub who penned the letter and he is the Director of the Office of Government Ethics. In his letter he said the following,
“Executive branch officials should use the authority entrusted to them for the benefit of the American people and not for private profit.”
Shaub explained in detail how the White House confirmed to him and his office that all new appointees to the administration had received their entire required ethical training. Thus, Conway should be well aware of this code. Shaub’s opinion is that Conway is in direct violation of the Standards of Conduct. He said,
“These facts, if true, would represent a clear violation of the prohibition against misuse of position. Therefore, I recommend that the White House investigate Ms. Conway’s actions and consider taking disciplinary action against her.”
— House OversightDems (@OversightDems) February 14, 2017
President Trump’s executive order on immigration is already tied up in the judicial system. After a federal judge halted the order it is expected to go all the way to the Supreme Court. If Conway is castigated publically by the committee the White House will not back down.
However, after the recent resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, the President might actually choose to cut the cord and let her go for the good of the whole. This could very well end in a different outcome than expected.
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