The Guardian: White House rebukes Kellyanne Conway for promoting Ivanka Trump products
Larry Noble, general legal counsel for the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, a government reform advocacy, and an adjunct professor at George Washington University law school, said Conway’s remarks were “wrong on several levels”.
“It looks like a pretty clear violation of government ethics rules. She holds an official government post and was appearing on TV in that role, and she was pretty clear about the free advertising of the president’s daughter’s products,” he said.
Noble tweeted as much, citing ethics rule 5 CFR 2635 that bans federal employees from endorsing products.
He said the office of government ethics could decide to reprimand Conway or the Department of Justice could weigh penalties.
“There is no evidence that the administration recognizes the violation and the seriousness of this,” he said.