Office of Gov’t Ethics ‘Concerned’ About White House Decision Not to Discipline Conway


The U.S. Office of Government Ethics has responded to the White House decision not to take disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway over her plug of Ivanka Trump‘s brand during a Fox News appearance.

Conway made the remarks amid controversy last month about retailers dropping Trump’s brand, which led to a presidential tweet criticizing Nordstrom. (A report from this week found that Trump’s brand sales surged last month.)

The Office of Government Ethics recommended disciplinary action, but White House ethics counselor Stefan Passantino concluded that “Ms. Conway made the statement in question in a light, off-hand manner while attempting to stand up for a person she believed had been unfairly treated and did so without nefarious motive or intent to benefit personally.”

Well, the OGE tweeted out letters sent to Passantino and House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz expressing concerns about the decision.

You can read the letters below:

Letter to HOGR Chairman and Ranking Member 9 Mar 2017 by Mediaite on Scribd

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