On Thursday morning, presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway (known as Chatterbox Con-artist by those who don’t quite love her as much as donald trump does) appeared on the Fox News morning-program-for-dipshits called Fox and Friends (See? Everyone’s friends who watches it. Yes! You! At home! You’re their buddies, too!). During her appearance, Chatterbox made the decision by Nordstrom to stop selling Ivanka trump’s crappy shit a point of contention.
At the end of her appearance, Chatterbox said this:
“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff, is what I would tell you. It’s a wonderful line. I own some of it. I fully — I’m going to just, I’m going to give a free commercial here: Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online.”
While Kellyanne was happily chattering away, she seemed wholly unaware of this little problem she was creating:
“An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise, or for the private gain of friends, relatives.”
That little bit of law comes from 5 C.F.R. § 2635.702 (see Subpart G – Misuse of Position; Use of Public Office for Private Gain).
A very petulant Sean Spicer was let out of his box later today to tell the press that everything is fine now, because the counselor was counseled about her behavior.
Speaking of Sean Spicer…
Today in Spice World…
Sean Spicer became displeased with the press today when they kept asking him about Judge Gorsuch’s comments about the president’s criticism of judges. Apparently, according to Whiny Spice, Judge Gorsuch’s comments to Senator Blumenthal weren’t specifically referencing trump’s comments about Judge Robart (which we first have to concede has actually having been made—see last night’s entry), and when someone makes a general comment about something, like, say, a comment about being disappointed when presidents impugn the reputation of judges, it is erroneous to then apply that general attitude toward a specific president who specifically impugns the reputation of a specific judge by, say, suggesting a judge isn’t a real judge if his rulings do not go in your favor.
Ergo, according to Whiny Spice, it is wrong for anyone in the press to conclude that Judge Gorsuch was being critical of trump at all (which I speculate he wasn’t being—again, see yesterday’s entry).