The director of the Office of Government Ethics has announced that Kellyanne Conway misused her official position by hawking Ivanka Trump’s product line on TV and recommends 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 had asked the OGE for guidance on how to respond to Conway’s remarks, which he described as “over the line” and “unacceptable.”
Conway has said that Trump stands behind her “100 percent.”