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Kellyanne Conway’s Ethics Slip Puts a Democrat Spotlight on White House

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President Trump’s Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway is no stranger to controversy. She’s been in a constant battle with the media since Trump took office, famously coming under fire for her use of “alternative facts” and her “Bowling Green Massacre” example for tightening border security. But while her interviews have come under fire in the past, she’s never crossed any ethical lines – until now. Conway took advantage of a live national news broadcast to go off topic and specifically plug Ivanka Trump’s clothing brand. Is Conway in trouble?

How Does Kellyane Conway’s “Commercial” Affect the Trump Administration?

President Trump has been a lightning rod for controversy. Every executive order he signs and every candidate he nominates regardless of position causes arguments and debate between Republicans and Democrats. So when Donald Trump used his personal account to chastise Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, and then retweeting that from the POTUS Twitter account, Democrats said he went too far.

But the real fuel for their fire came as Kellyanne Conway stepped in to back Trump in an interview with Fox news. After an interview question came up about Ivanka, Conway responded with “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.”

Democrats went wild as Conway may have crossed a significant ethics boundary. Federal law prohibits public employees from using their positions to endorse any product, service, person, or enterprise. That includes friends, family, or people with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity.

Democrats say she broke the law, while Republicans say that code doesn’t apply to her since she’s not an elected government official. Press Secretary Sean Spicer says Conway has been “counseled” after plugging Ivanka’s clothing line, but is that enough? The Left is out for blood, and Conway may walk away without so much as a slap on the wrist.

The real significance of the plug is that it gives Democrats a foothold on which to point allegations of impropriety and ethical violations. As a result of her actions, the White House will now have ethics committees and lawyers looking at the administration through a magnifying glass. How will this affect the president? Now more than ever people will be clamoring for his tax returns and to examine a full list of his assets to ensure there is no conflict of interest.

Watch the controversial interview from CBS Los Angeles: 

It will be interesting to see how the White House responds to the latest allegations of impropriety, but regardless of Trump’s response, or the outcome of Conway’s action, the damage is done and now Trump will have even more of a fight defending his actions to critics.

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  1. tyger13us

    February 10, 2017 at 12:58 PM

    Oh.. lets twist and spin this shit to fit your agenda too….. dont you ever give up… dont you have a life?

  2. Ron

    February 10, 2017 at 1:51 PM

    Give me a break! You think Trump hasn’t been under the magnifying glass? The Establishment has been challenging his every word once it became clear that he was a serious candidate. Every word? More like every gesture, every thought, and every motive, even if they had to be made up.

    • The Help

      February 10, 2017 at 6:16 PM

      Trump is the magnifying galss he draws attention to himself. Name another President who after signing executive orders held tham up like a grade school kid that just won an award. Trump lives for the limelight.

  3. samswede

    February 10, 2017 at 2:08 PM

    Much ado about nothing. It’s not like anyone died or lied about a video.

  4. AnAmericanRight

    February 10, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    If this is all the liberals can complain about then a Trump Government must be doing something right. Frankly I don’t give a damn. Conway has a right to say what she thinks and so does Trump. we have bigger fish to fry. I might go out and buy Ivanka’s clothes and i’m a man. lol

  5. RevIdahoSpud3

    February 10, 2017 at 4:14 PM

    Let’s tie this story in with Obama and Solyndra plus the dozens of fake green energy scams that are now defunct but served as payback to Obama doners but with taxpayer dollars, or let’s talk more of pizzagate or the closing of the Clinton foundation. There are other topics that have not been resolved. The capitalist is getting close to being an unsubscribe.

  6. Carol Baudat

    February 10, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    How is this any different than the Odummers going on Late night TV, SNL, Ellen and the Oprah shows?
    Or the Golf Courses Odummer played at? Free publicity for each of those…

  7. nodemonratfan

    February 10, 2017 at 4:27 PM

    May God bless our nation. It is a cold day in hell when democrats have the high ground on ethics! The DNC is the party of the corrupt and the connected for abusing the American tax payer. There has never been a more ethically challenged group than the Democrats and all with any amount of intelligence know it.

  8. The Help

    February 10, 2017 at 6:16 PM

    I do not believe that anything will come from this. It appears judging from all the questionable actions of many of the Trump cabinet appointments that in the past have easily disqualified nominees is no longer relevant hell even the replacement for Sessions seat Luther Strange is highly suspect so why is what Kellyanne Conway did any more of a big deal. Even FLOTUS is sueing the British News Daily Mail for $150 million saying a story they printed has negativly affected her marketability for commercial products.

    It seems right now that ethics, conduct and sound governance has left the building and the News Media could care less as well as the public. What the hell is everyone missing. Our government has truly become a Reality TV Show the news media and public wait for the daily controversy.

  9. jimbo

    February 10, 2017 at 11:06 PM

    DEATH SENTENCE FOR KELLY ANNE…I believe that Kelly Anne Conway should get the death penalty for mentioning ivanka’s Trump’s business on national TV. And because it’s a much more serious crime, I believe, that her death sentence should be carried out before the death sentence of Muslim terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan who was convicted of fatally shooting 13 members of our Military and injuring and maiming more than 30 others during the Fort Hood massacre on November 5, 2009….you know the one that the Obama administration called workplace violence even though Hasan had terrorist connections and was yelling Allahu Akbar as he was gunning down our Military heroes. Question is…since The Fort Hood Terrorist attack took place almost 8 years ago…,why is this Muslim terrorist still alive. Even more upsetting is that he likely has better health care than many of our brave Veterans do.

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US Vows 100% Tariffs on French Champagne, Cheese, Handbags Over Digital tax

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By David Lawder and Andrea Shalal

The US government on Monday said it may slap punitive duties of up to 100 percent on $2.4 billion in imports from France of Champagne, handbags, cheese and other products, after concluding that France’s new digital services tax would harm US tech companies.

The US Trade Representative’s office said its “Section 301” investigation found that the French tax was “inconsistent with prevailing principles of international tax policy, and is unusually burdensome for affected US companies,” including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon.com.

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the government was exploring whether to open similar investigations into the digital services taxes of Austria, Italy and Turkey.

“The USTR is focused on countering the growing protectionism of EU member states, which unfairly targets US companies,” Lighthizer said. His statement made no mention of proposed digital taxes in Canada or Britain.

The US trade agency said it would collect public comments through Jan. 14 on its proposed tariff list as well as the option of imposing fees or restrictions on French services, with a public hearing scheduled for January 7.

It did not specify an effective date for the proposed 100% duties.

CHAMPAGNE, ROUGE AND GRUYERE

The list targets some products that were spared from 25 percent tariffs imposed by the United States over disputed European Union aircraft subsidies, including sparkling wines, handbags and make-up preparations – products that would hit French luxury goods giant and cosmetics maker L’Oreal hard.

Gruyere cheese, also spared from the USTR aircraft tariffs levied in October, featured prominently in the list of French products targeted for 100 percent duties, along with numerous other cheeses.

The findings won favor from US lawmakers and US tech industry groups, who have long argued that the tax unfairly targets US firms.

“The French digital services tax is unreasonable, protectionist and discriminatory,” Senators Charles Grassley and Ron Wyden, the top Republican and Democrat, respectively, on the Senate Finance Committee, said in a joint statement.

Spokespeople for the French embassy and the European Union delegation in Washington could not immediately be reached for comment.

But prior to the release of the USTR’s report, a French official said that France would dispute the trade agency’s findings, repeating Paris’ contention that the digital tax is not aimed specifically at US technology companies.

“We will not give up on taxation” of digital firms, the official said.

France’s 3 percent levy applies to revenue from digital services earned by firms with more than €25 million ($27.86 million) in French revenue and €750 million (£644 million) worldwide.

The USTR’s report and proposed tariff list follow months of negotiations between French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over a global overhaul of digital tax rules.

The two struck a compromise in August at a G7 summit in France that would refund US firms the difference between the French tax and a new mechanism being drawn up through the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

But Trump never formally endorsed that deal and declined to say whether his French tariff threat was off the table.

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Warren Proposes Using Tax Money to Give Free Medical Care to Illegal Immigrants

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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts recently told a crowd of liberal activists that her proposed “Medicare for All” plan will be available even to illegal immigrants, free of charge.

The comments were made at a political rally event that Mijente, a “pro-Latinx” activist group, sponsored. 

It comes as no surprise, therefore, that Warren went on to explain how her free-for-all plan will help justify future amnesty:

“I believe health care is a basic human right, and we fight for basic human rights. But let me tell you another reason why I do it: it fits with my immigration plan, and that is – my immigration plan is to put the people who are here to stay on a path to citizenship.”

Medicare for All might sound like it’s free, but it’s projected to cost about $52 trillion over the next decade. 

Warren repeatedly dodged the numerous direct questions on how middle-class taxes will be affected as a result. 

Whether in political debates or by liberal media (including ABC News and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), her evasive answers remained the same every time she was asked about it.

With very little variation, Warren consistently insisted “costs are going to go up for the wealthiest Americans, for big corporations… and hard-working middle-class families are going to see their costs go down.”

Even when challenged by moderator Jake Tapper during the July 30 CNN debate, Warren continued to say “for middle-class families, costs – total costs – will go down.”

However, at long last, she released a post last week making repeated promises that “Not one penny in middle-class tax increases” to pay for her plan.

But this was proven to be a lie, even confirmed by other Democrats.

Fellow presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont continues to support the idea of Medicare for All. However, he’s gone on record saying “yes, [the middle-class] will pay more in taxes.”

Former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was even more direct in calling Warren what she is: a liar.

“She’s making it up,” he said in answer to PBS host Judy Woodruff’s question regarding Warren’s estimated cost projections: 

“She’s making it up! Look, nobody thinks it’s $20 trillion. It’s between 30 and 40 trillion dollars. Every major independent study that’s gone out there, that’s taken a look into this – there’s no way. Even Bernie, who talks about the need to raise middle-class taxes, he can’t even meet the cost of it.”

In fact, Biden believes “it’s going to be very difficult to even get a Democratic Congress to vote for that.”

Ask yourself whether you want your hard-earned money to be heavily taxed just to benefit illegal immigrants, many of whom endanger our lives

We certainly don’t think it’s a patriotic thing to do.

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