White House Concludes Kellyanne Acted 'Inadvertently' in Promoting Ivanka Brand, No Need for Discipline

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Mar 01, 2017 5:00 PM
White House Concludes Kellyanne Acted 'Inadvertently' in Promoting Ivanka Brand, No Need for Discipline

The Office of Government Ethics demanded that disciplinary action be taken against White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway after she promoted Ivanka Trump's clothing line on live TV last month. Following an investigation into the matter, the White House concluded that won't be necessary. They informed the ethics office of their decision via letter.

“We concluded that Ms. Conway acted inadvertently and is highly unlikely to do so again,” Passantino wrote to Walter M. Schaub, Jr., director of the Office of Government Ethics, adding that Conway made the comments “without nefarious motive or intent to benefit personally.”

Immediately after Conway told viewers to buy Ivanka's stuff during an appearance on "Fox & Friends," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters nothing more than that said she had been counseled on the matter. 

After that talking to, Conway reportedly acknowledged the White House's Standards of Conduct and pledged that it won't happen again, according to Schaub, Jr.

The ethics office may or may not be satisfied with the administration's answer and could choose to pursue some form of punishment against Conway.