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Office of Government Ethics

Kellyanne Conway clearly violated federal ethics rules -- just the latest in a series of violations by President Trump and his team. Ethics watchdogs must place a check on this culture of impunity, and that starts with holding Kellyanne Conway fully accountable for breaking the rules.

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Common Cause

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This morning, Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway encouraged Americans to purchase Ivanka Trump branded products from the White House briefing room. That's a clear violation of federal ethics rules,...

This morning, Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway encouraged Americans to purchase Ivanka Trump branded products from the White House briefing room. That's a clear violation of federal ethics rules, which prohibit government employees from using their office to endorse products.

Federal law clearly states that "[a]n employee shall not use his public office … for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise[.]" 5 C.F.R. § 2635.702. There are exceptions, but none of them apply to Conway's statements.

Conway's endorsement of Ivanka Trump's line of products may not be the most egregious example, especially when compared to the massive, unprecedented conflicts of the President himself. But Trump's White House thus far has operated under a culture of impunity, with a complete lack of accountability for ethical lapses by officials from President Trump on down.

So if the Office of Government Ethics is unable to hold Kellyanne Conway accountable for this clear cut violation of the rules, there's no telling what this administration can get away with.

That's why today, Common Cause is filing an official complaint calling on the Office of Government Ethics and White House Counsel's office to conduct a full investigation and take disciplinary action to hold Kellyanne Conway accountable for this clear violation of federal ethics rules.

Americans expect that our elected officials be held to the highest possible standards of ethics and transparency -- and it's the job of independent watchdogs like the Office of Government Ethics to enforce those standards.

Please add your name to demand that Kellyanne Conway is held accountable today.

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