A complaint has been filed with the Homeland Security Office of Inspector General urging an investigation into Kellyanne Conway’s illegal promotion of Ivanka Trump’s clothing line on Fox News.
The Democratic Coalition Against Trump announced the complaint against Conway in a statement to PoliticusUSA:
The Democratic Coalition Against Trump filed a complaint on Kellyanne Conway with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General for promoting Ivanka Trump’s businesses today. According to the website of the Office of Inspector General, the department is responsible for investigating corruption of Federal employees including ethics violations.
The complaint is based on comments Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, told Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy today: “Go buy Ivanka’s stuff,” Ivanka Trump has a “wonderful line,” Conway adds. “I own some of it. I fully, I’m gonna just going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today everybody. You can find it online.”
Conway potentially violated multiple rules and federal laws governing a federal employee’s misuse of their position. Kellyanne Conway is a federal employee, and her open use of the White House to help a member of the Trump family make money has sparked outrage on both sides of the aisle.
Kellyanne Conway has finally gone too far. She got away with alternative facts and the Bowling Green Massacre but using the White House to help the Trump family make more money has landed her in potentially career ending hot water.