The government's ethics watchdog group recommended to the White House that it should investigate and possibly discipline President Trump's counselor, Kellyanne Conway, after she endorsed Ivanka Trump's clothing line during a Fox News interview last week, WJLA reported.
In a letter made public on Tuesday, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) wrote to White House attorneys that there is reason to believe that Conway violated the standards of ethical conduct for executive employees.
According to the letter, White House attorneys and the OGE spoke on Feb. 9--the same day of Conway's mishap. White House spokesperson Sean Spicer said during a press briefing that Conway had been "counseled" on the matter.
The OGE requested that lawyers communicate what they intend to do on the matter by Feb. 28.
WATCH | White House advisor Kellyanne Conway encourages the public to purchase products from Ivanka Trump's fashion line.
Conway asserted "go buy Ivanka's stuff" after high-end retailers like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus announced their decision to pull her collection from their stores, citing declining sales.
In a statement, Norstrom said, "We've said all along we make buying decisions based on performance. We’ve got thousands of brands - more than 2,000 offered on the site alone. Reviewing their merit and making edits is part of the regular rhythm of our business."
Trump took to twitter to defend his daughter, saying she was treated "unfairly."
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