Top Bush ethics lawyer unloads on Trump amid Kellyanne Conway, Nordstrom controversies: ‘What he did was particularly reprehensible’

“White House counselor Kellyanne Conway found herself in hot water Thursday for telling Americans to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff” in a Fox News interview.

Questions arose as to whether she violated federal ethics rules that prevent White House employees from promoting products for people “with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity.”

It led to the filing of ethics complaints —including a letter from the Republican and Democratic heads of the House Oversight Committee who requested a review of Conway by the Office of Government Ethics, an independent government watchdog.

The top ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, however, told Business Insider that the kerfuffle over Conway’s comments should pale in comparison with what President Donald Trump did a day earlier, when he attacked the retail giant Nordstrom for dumping Ivanka Trump’s fashion line from its offerings.

Nordstrom dropped Ivanka’s line last week, telling Business Insider the brand was cut from its offerings based on poor performance.”



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