Saturday, February 11, 2017

Did Kellyanne Conway's plug for Ivanka Trump violate ethics rules? Lawmakers seek ethics probe; ABA Journal, February 9, 2017

Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal; 

Did Kellyanne Conway's plug for Ivanka Trump violate ethics rules? Lawmakers seek ethics probe


"Don Fox, a former general counsel and acting director for the ethics office, called Conway’s statement “jaw-dropping.”

“Conway’s encouragement to buy Ivanka’s stuff would seem to be a clear violation of rules prohibiting misuse of public office for anyone’s private gain,” he told the Washington Post.
Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe agreed with that assessment. “You couldn’t think of a clearer example of violating the ban of using your government position as kind of a walking billboard for products or services offered by a private individual,” he told the New York Times."

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