With Kellyanne Conway's Nordstrom 'Violation,' Ethics Office Draws Clear Line

  • With Kellyanne Conway's Nordstrom 'Violation,' Ethics Office Draws Clear Line

With Kellyanne Conway's Nordstrom 'Violation,' Ethics Office Draws Clear Line

"This is just a wonderful line", Conway said on Fox News after Nordstrom dropped Trump's clothing line. I own some of it.

"Go buy Ivanka's stuff, is what I would say", she told the Fox & Friends show last week.

"I recommend that the White House investigate Ms. Conway's actions and consider taking disciplinary action against her", Walter Shaub, director of the ethics watchdog agency, wrote in a letter dated Monday, but posted online by Democrats on the House oversight committee.

Shaub urged the White House to provide OGE with written details of their investigation of the issue and any disciplinary action taken by the end of the month.

The White House should notify OGE with its investigation's findings, as well as any resulting disciplinary action, by February 28, Shaub concluded. "A source close to Trump said that his daughter scolded Conway for dragging her brand into an ethics mess and told her not to mention it again on TV".

The Shaub letter to White House Deputy Counsel Stefan Passantino indicates that officials in the ethics office had begun looking into Conway's comments before receiving the request from Cummings and Chaffetz.

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Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers censured Conway over violation of ethics rules that ban promotion of products or personal businesses via a public office.

The ethics office can not discipline federal employees but is charged with recommending possible punishment. "Ms. Conway's actions track that example nearly exactly".

The remark by the congressman marked the latest pressure from Capitol Hill to discipline Kellyanne Conway for promoting Ivanka Trump's brand on Thursday, a comment Ms. Conway made in response to questions about retailers pulling the apparel from their shelves. "The White House's reported decision to counsel Conway supports this decision". However, Shaub said, "OGE has not yet received notification of any disciplinary or other corrective action" against Conway.