“I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.” ― Eugene V. Debs
Conway said. “It’s a wonderful line. I own some of it. I fully — I’m going to just, I’m going to give a free commercial here: Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online.”
Conway described Ms Trump as ” a very successful businesswoman,” a “champion for women empowerment.”
It all seems innocent enough. Right. Wrong.
Federal law states that public employees may not use their positions “for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise, or for the private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity.”
Larry Noble, the general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, that in his opinion, Conway “may have violated the law.”
An ethics group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, asked for the Office of Government Ethics and the White House counsel’s office to look into the “apparent violation of law” and to “take any necessary discipline against her.”
I suppose we can imagine the new White House team scrambling to set up an on site Nordstrom product division somewhere in the WHite House wherein visitors to the grounds would be able to avail themselves brochures and product samples.
But it is still too early in the overall scheme of things to forecast if this is part of a larger commercial venture. — gc
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at his daily briefing session with reporters earlier today when asked about Ms Conway’s comments told them”she has been advised” and left it at that. Hopefully that was not “fake news” offered to an error prone press in a clandestine manner. 🙂