Courtesy of Mother Jones:
Ethics lawyers are alleging that a top White House aide may have broken the law Thursday when she urged Fox News viewers to "go buy Ivanka's stuff." Kellyanne Conway, who serves as a counselor to President Donald Trump, made the remarks while defending a tweet that Trump published Wednesday attacking Nordstrom for dropping his daughter's fashion line. (The president and members of his administration claim the department store's move was politically motivated.)
"Go buy Ivanka's stuff is what I would tell you," Conway said during an appearance on Fox & Friends. "I hate shopping, but I'm going to get some myself today." She later added: "It's a wonderful line. I own some of it. I'm going to give a free commercial here: Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online."
The comments sparked immediate criticism from prominent ethics experts, including Campaign Legal Center general counsel Lawrence Noble and Norm Eisen, the former chief White House ethics lawyer under Barack Obama. They suggested Conway's statements may have violated a law prohibiting federal employees from using their government positions "to endorse any product, service or enterprise."
So now the Trump administration has turned into a version of the Home Shopping Network.
But seriously will anything happen to Conway over this?
For their part the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington responded quickly and filed a complaint:
“The law is clear that public officials should not use their offices for their own private gain or the private gain of others,” CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in a statement announcing the complaint. “It’s hard to find a clearer case of that kind of misuse of office than we saw today.”
Still it's hard to imagine in Donald Trump's America that it will actually go anywhere, but it is nice that some people still think that rules and ethics still matter.
How 2016 of them.
Besides White House Spokes-liar Sean Spicer already said that Conway had been "Counseled."
Which in Trump-speak I believe means given a pat on the back and a cash prize for being so awesome.
Remember this is a guy who only won this office through the interference of a foreign government.
Why would he care about any of OUR laws?
All he cares about is gaining power and getting rich.
Kellyanne is just doing her part to help make that happen.