Ethics Office Recommends "Disciplinary Action" Against Kellyanne Conway

Tyler Durden's picture

Just days after Sean Spicer said that Kellyanne Conway was "counseled" for pitching Ivanka Trump's clothing on national TV, moments ago the director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) said White House counselor Kellyanne Conway misused her official position by hawking the product line of Trump's daughter in front of the nation, saying she may have committed a "clear violation" of ethics rules, and recommended that the White House punish her.

“Under the present circumstances, there is strong reason to believe that Ms. Conway has violated the Standards of Conduct Act and that disciplinary action is warranted,” Walter Schaub wrote in a Tuesday letter to White House legal counselor Stefan Passantino.

Schaub asked the White House to respond by Feb. 28 with the results of its investigation and any disciplinary action it may decide to take.

I recommend the White House investigate Ms. Conway’s actions and consider taking disciplinary action against her,” he wrote.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) had asked the OGE for guidance on how to respond to Conway’s remarks, which he described as “over the line” and “unacceptable.” It is unclear if he will disagree with the content of the letter.

Previously Conway said that Trump stands behind her “100 percent”, although at the rate Trump is going, she may be the second person in the Administration to hear Trump's most famous catchphrase.

The full letter is below.

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IridiumRebel's picture

I'll take some fuckups like this over selling the country out to socialism and Muslim Bro assholes.

CheapBastard's picture

What ever happened to the GOP?

Why aren't they pushing charges against Hillary for her over 18 federal crimes?

NoDebt's picture

The ETHICS office in Washington, DC... Don't say anything.  Just.... think about that for a minute.  Let it sink in.  The longer you think before you make a reflexive comment, the better it gets.

 

 

Syrin's picture

Do they REALLY want to start discussing ethics?   Should we ask Haiti what they think about the Clinton Foundation stealing $2 billion worht of relief funds?   How about selling our uranium for political backing?  That doesn't even touch the overtly criminal activity.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Walter Schaub reeks of a never-trumper based on his twitter b.s.  

Chris Dakota's picture

 

Go read fatboy Michael Moores twitter

https://twitter.com/MMFlint

Going to be a long 4 yrs.

The left is batshit crazy!

(((Walter Shaub)))     Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics Incumbent Assumed office
January 9, 2013 Appointed by Barack Obama Personal details Born Walter M. Shaub, Jr. Education

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/Walter_Shaub.jpg

jeff montanye's picture

this just means that the idiot opposition has at least figured out kellyanne is the most effective member of the trump administration and her future frightens them.

barndoor's picture

I bought a bunch of Ivanka merchandise for my wife on Kellyanne's say-so, and the stuff turned out to be crap.  Can I return this shit directly to the White House?  Do they have a customer service counter?

stacking12321's picture

ok, so you don't have any volition or personal responsibility of your own?
and always do what other people tell you?
ok then: shut up.

Shitonya Serfs's picture

Guess non of this applied to Hussein or Clinton or Huma:
1) Public service is a public trust, requiring employees to place loyalty to the Constitution, the laws and ethical principles above private gain.
2) Employees shall not hold financial interests that conflict with the conscientious performance of duty
5) Employees shall put forth honest effort in the performance of their duties
7) Employees shall not use public office for private gain
10) (Huma?) Employees shall not engage in outside employment or activities
11) Employees shall disclose waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption to appropriate authorities
12) Employees shall satisfy in good faith their obligations as citizens
14) Employees shall endeavor to avoid
any actions creating the appearance that they are violating the law or the ethical standards set forth in this part

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

"11) Employees shall disclose waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption to appropriate authorities"

That one line alone would get about 90% of our government FIRED.  There is so much waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption in all government, we could save a huge fortune if we could eliminate even half of it.

wanglee's picture

Not only democrats rigged Primary to elect Clinton as presidential candidate last year even though she has poor judgement (violating government cyber security policy) and is incompetent (her email server was not secured) when she was the Secretary of State, and was revealed to be corrupt by Bernie Sanders during the Primary, but also democrats encourage illegal immigration, discourage work, and “conned” young voters with free college/food/housing/health care/Obama phone.
However middle class/working class used their common senses voting against her last November. Therefore I am not impressed with the “integrity” and “judgement” of democrats, Anti-Trump protesters, and media who donated/endorsed Clinton during presidential election.

Cashing in: Illegal immigrants get $1,261 more welfare than American families, $5,692 vs. $4,431 (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cashing-in-illegal-immigrants-get-1261...)
DEA Report Shows Infiltration of Mexican Drug Cartels in Sanctuary Cities (http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/09/08/dea-report-shows-infiltration-...)
Welfare Discourages Work(http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/27/the-science-is-settle...)
Hillary Clinton Says Bernie Sanders's “Free College” Tuition Plan Is All a Lie (http://www.teenvogue.com/story/clinton-says-sanders-free-tuition-wont-wo...
UC Berkeley Chancellor: Hillary Clinton ‘Free’ College Tuition Plan Won’t Happen (http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/09/30/uc-berkeley-chancello...)
Bill Clinton Impeachment Chief Investigator: I’m ‘Terrified’ of Hillary because we know that there were “People” who “Disappeared” (http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/10/30/exclusive-bil...)
Former FBI Asst. Director Accuses Clintons Of Being A "Crime Family" (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-30/former-fbi-asst-director-accuse...)
FBI boss Comey's 7 most damning lines on Clinton (http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/05/politics/fbi-clinton-email-server-comey-da...).
Aides claiming she “could not use a computer,” and didn’t know her email password– New FBI docs (https://www.rt.com/usa/360528-obama-implicated-clinton-email/).
23 Shocking Revelations From The FBI’s Clinton Email Report (http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/02/23-shocking-revelations-from-the-fbis-...)
DOJ grants immunity to ex-Clinton staffer who set up email server (http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/02/politics/hillary-clinton-email-server-just...)
Former House Intelligence Chairman: I’m ‘100 Percent’ Sure Hillary’s Server Was Hacked (http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/11/06/former-house-...)
Exclusive — Gen. Mike Flynn: Hillary Clinton’s Email Setup Was ‘Unbelievable Active Criminal Behavior’ (http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/11/06/exclusive-gen...)
Clinton directed her maid to print out classified materials (http://nypost.com/2016/11/06/clinton-directed-her-maid-to-print-out-clas...)
Obama lied to the American people about his secret communications with Clinton(http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/president-barack-obama-hillary-email-...)
Former U.S. Attorney General, John Ashcroft: FBI didn’t ‘clear’ Clinton (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFYQ3Cdp0zQ)
When the Clintons Loved Russia Enough to Sell Them Our Uranium (http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/25/flashback-cli...)
Wikileaks: Clinton Foundation Chatter with State Dept on Uranium Deal with Russia (http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/10/08/wikileaks-putting-on-...)
Russian officials donated $$$ to Clinton Foundation for Russian military research (http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2016/12/16/schweizer-insecure-left-wants-...)
HILLARY CAMPAIGN CHIEF LINKED TO MONEY-LAUNDERING IN RUSSIA (HTTP://WWW.WND.COM/2016/10/HILLARY-CAMPAIGN-CHIEF-LINKED-TO-MONEY-LAUNDE...)
The largest source of Trump campaign funds is small donors giving under $200 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-self-fund_us_57fd4556e4...)
How mega-donors helped raise $1 billion for Hillary Clinton (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-mega-donors-helped-raise-1-b...)
Final newspaper endorsement count: Clinton 57, Trump 2 (http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/304606-final-news...)
Journalists shower Hillary Clinton with campaign cash (https://www.publicintegrity.org/2016/10/17/20330/journalists-shower-hill...)

Chris Dakota's picture

This is like when Buster Douglas knocked Mike Tyson out.

Don King after running around saying "He isn't a real fighter, he isn't allowed to fight in Japan, he doesn't have a clear record, the fight needs to be annulled, I say!!"

lol @ the looney left

http://www.reviewjournal.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/fie...

 

Clycntct's picture

You didn't read the fine print? It says right there asshats get no refund

nonclaim's picture

When the Wookie Family pimped TJMax it was not unethical, on the contrary, it was a show of restraint and simplicity (sarc). But show some class and it becomes a class warfare.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

jeff, I disagree. 

Trump has made it clear that this is a whole new day with respect to conflicts of interests, namely there are none for him. So, he, along with alot of other supporters, see no problem with him hosting Abe at his resort, having Exxon as his secretary of state, in additon to Puzder,  Perry, Harward possibly, and a whole slew of people with clear conflicts of interest. Just like Cheney and Haliburton.

And this mindset has trickled down to slack behavior for many.  Trump tweeting about Nordstrom's treatment of his daugher. Can anyone here say what business (presidential) the OTUS has regarding that? None, that is clear. 

So, the way I see this playing out is as follows. It will be hard to take Trump out like this. However, it may not be so hard with sloppy underlings. If they remain sloppy, like Hillary was with her emails, then they may just take them out, whether you think it fair does not matter.

You take out enough of these people and it might cause enough of a disarray to melt something down. 

That's what I see coming. Not a bad plan of attack IMO if his people dont get their shit together. Just because the pres dont mind these conflicts doesnt mean he will be able to protect all of them. And if he tries and hacks demonstrate his machinations, that maybe enough for impeachment.

Whoa Dammit's picture

DC and Media hacks have gone full fucking retard. I hope they all get their asses handed to themselves. 

Got The Wrong No's picture

Trump needs to turn this all round and prosecute Hillary, the Foundation and Obama. Fuck all these diversions. Teach them a lesson that will never be forgotten. 

jeff montanye's picture

yes, and he should prosecute cheney, bush and rumsfeld too.

and see what happens.

oldmanofthesee's picture

And, hopefully, some energy left to prosecute Lois Lerner!

Scuba Steve's picture

Thats where I'd start, at the bottom and work your way up.

No immunity deals either, to the letter of the law.

Start with the IRS, State Dept and Justice.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Terminate, Litigate, Prosecute and Primary.

Not sure what Trump is waiting for.

There are plenty of Obama holdovers who should be collecting unemployment right now.

The Wizard's picture

Are they kidding? Who came up with this one at the ethics office? Where in the hell have they been for all of these years?

jeff montanye's picture

they have been watching porn.  and that's hardly the worst of it.

you want conflict of interest?  the judge in charge of the 9-11 families' suits against those that contributed to their losses (that had money and could be found) was alvin k. hellerstein.  at the time, his son was an israeli lawyer working for the firm defending the israeli company that provided passenger sceening security at newark, logan and d.c.

not one of those suits was allowed to go to trial and that decision was upheld at the supreme court.  no one thought it odd.  

good to know who rules us.

Jim in MN's picture

Meh.  Interview a couple of folks, write up a memo, maybe give her a counseling letter, at worst.  Nothing permanent.

The rest is just the zombie herd breathing on themselves.

Donald J. Trump's picture

How about just plain old lying as the last administration did over and over.

CJgipper's picture

FYI, this is ANOTHER Obama holdover.  It's time for a purge.

Rainman's picture

Walter Shaub , director of OGE and an Obama appointee ... can't be fired until 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Shaub

 

Nekoti's picture

I don't see that position anywhere in the Costitution, shit can his ass.

CJgipper's picture

Make me his boss.  I give him 3 weeks until he quits voluntarily.

Tallbert's picture

Never expected Chaffetz to be such an idiot

wren's picture

That's like New York having "Office of Legislative Affairs" for their legislators, then elected officials hiring hotties to work for them... Things that make you go hmmmmm.... Please send in intern #3...

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

 

She's still learning the ways of DC.

What she should have done was given the line of clothing a $500 million grant to R&D new designs.

Let's face it, that's what Obama did with the solar-panel companies that were doomed to failure, wasted millions (that are still unaccounted for) on his pet projects and on his friends and supporters.

What Conway needs to learn is how the Dems launder money through unions and government grants.

THAT'S how you help your friends financially.

Clycntct's picture

Makes it easy for DT to see  those Targets on their back, nothing like identifying themselves

director of the Office of Government Ethics 

wanglee's picture

Not only democrats rigged Primary to elect Clinton as presidential candidate last year even though she has poor judgement (violating government cyber security policy) and is incompetent (her email server was not secured) when she was the Secretary of State, and was revealed to be corrupt by Bernie Sanders during the Primary, but also democrats encourage illegal immigration, discourage work, and conned young voters with free college/food/housing/health care/Obama phone.
However middle class/working class used their common senses voting against her last November. Therefore I am not impressed with the “integrity” and “judgement” of democrats, Anti-Trump protesters, and media who donated/endorsed Clinton during presidential election.

Cashing in: Illegal immigrants get $1,261 more welfare than American families, $5,692 vs. $4,431 (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cashing-in-illegal-immigrants-get-1261...)
DEA Report Shows Infiltration of Mexican Drug Cartels in Sanctuary Cities (http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/09/08/dea-report-shows-infiltration-...)
Welfare Discourages Work(http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/27/the-science-is-settle...)
Hillary Clinton Says Bernie Sanders's “Free College” Tuition Plan Is All a Lie (http://www.teenvogue.com/story/clinton-says-sanders-free-tuition-wont-wo...
UC Berkeley Chancellor: Hillary Clinton ‘Free’ College Tuition Plan Won’t Happen (http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/09/30/uc-berkeley-chancello...)
Bill Clinton Impeachment Chief Investigator: I’m ‘Terrified’ of Hillary because we know that there were “People” who “Disappeared” (http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/10/30/exclusive-bil...)
Former FBI Asst. Director Accuses Clintons Of Being A "Crime Family" (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-30/former-fbi-asst-director-accuse...)
FBI boss Comey's 7 most damning lines on Clinton (http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/05/politics/fbi-clinton-email-server-comey-da...).
Aides claiming she “could not use a computer,” and didn’t know her email password– New FBI docs (https://www.rt.com/usa/360528-obama-implicated-clinton-email/).
23 Shocking Revelations From The FBI’s Clinton Email Report (http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/02/23-shocking-revelations-from-the-fbis-...)
DOJ grants immunity to ex-Clinton staffer who set up email server (http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/02/politics/hillary-clinton-email-server-just...)
Former House Intelligence Chairman: I’m ‘100 Percent’ Sure Hillary’s Server Was Hacked (http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/11/06/former-house-...)
Exclusive — Gen. Mike Flynn: Hillary Clinton’s Email Setup Was ‘Unbelievable Active Criminal Behavior’ (http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/11/06/exclusive-gen...)
Clinton directed her maid to print out classified materials (http://nypost.com/2016/11/06/clinton-directed-her-maid-to-print-out-clas...)
Obama lied to the American people about his secret communications with Clinton(http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/president-barack-obama-hillary-email-...)
Former U.S. Attorney General, John Ashcroft: FBI didn’t ‘clear’ Clinton (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFYQ3Cdp0zQ)
When the Clintons Loved Russia Enough to Sell Them Our Uranium (http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/25/flashback-cli...)
Wikileaks: Clinton Foundation Chatter with State Dept on Uranium Deal with Russia (http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/10/08/wikileaks-putting-on-...)
Russian officials donated $$$ to Clinton Foundation for Russian military research (http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2016/12/16/schweizer-insecure-left-wants-...)
HILLARY CAMPAIGN CHIEF LINKED TO MONEY-LAUNDERING IN RUSSIA (HTTP://WWW.WND.COM/2016/10/HILLARY-CAMPAIGN-CHIEF-LINKED-TO-MONEY-LAUNDE...)
The largest source of Trump campaign funds is small donors giving under $200 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-self-fund_us_57fd4556e4...)
How mega-donors helped raise $1 billion for Hillary Clinton (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-mega-donors-helped-raise-1-b...)
Final newspaper endorsement count: Clinton 57, Trump 2 (http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/304606-final-news...)
Journalists shower Hillary Clinton with campaign cash (https://www.publicintegrity.org/2016/10/17/20330/journalists-shower-hill...)

localsavage's picture

Trump needs a better person in her position.  She was a good campaign type be he needs an asshole who will both answer the questions and then throw them back down the presses throats.

jcaz's picture

Agreed.  The fact that she's pissed off these particular people just tells me that she's PERFECT for this job.

Give her a Freedom Medal, Donald- Presidents seem to hand those out like candy these days......

NoDebt's picture

wanglee, you are you aware Trump already won, right?

shovelhead's picture

You know how the new kids are...

They like to make a big splash to get noticed. I'm not sure posting a half page of old news is the way to do it.

TheAntiProgressive's picture

Perfect retort and these assholes are concerned over a fashion statement.

InvestNoir's picture

Because they never had anything on her. It was just for her to loose. Interesting they were ready to investigate her "for years" but they won't investigate the Manchurian candidate Drumpf....smh

Got The Wrong No's picture

Obama was the Manchurian candidate, Moron

0hedgehog's picture

Exactly! Ethics only apply to Trump and his adinistration. Just like travel bans, the fervor over those only apply to them as well since Bill Clinton. George Bush and Barry OhBummer all utilized the very same tactic and there was no "fervor" at all!