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.
— House OversightDems (@OversightDems) February 14, 2017