NPR: Kellyanne Conway Violated Federal Ethics Rules, Watchdog Agency Says
A federal ethics agency has ruled that one of President Trump's closest White House aides twice broke the law separating government from politics.
Kellyanne Conway, who was Trump's campaign manager in 2016, advocated for Republican Roy Moore in Alabama's recent Senate election during live television interviews broadcast from the White House lawn.
Conway also came under scrutiny for endorsing the fashion line of the president's daughter Ivanka Trump during a February 2017 interview. Walter Shaub, the then-head of the Office of Government Ethics, criticized the president's decision at that time not to discipline Conway.
Shaub, who has since left the government and now works for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, said Tuesday that Trump needs to act on the OSC report about Conway. "The White House cannot continue to have one standard for the federal workforce generally and a lower standard for appointees who are close to this President."