by Pamela Williams
I want to start this report by taking you back to a time past. In 2012, Susan Rice, Barack Obama’s national security adviser, lied on five news shows, saying that the attack on the Benghazi compound was “spontaneous” and the direct result of a “heinous and offensive video.” We all know now that was a deliberate lie concocted by President Obama and Hillary Clinton. We, also know that the Administration immediately knew it was a lie, but yet, they sent Rice to do her interviews by telling an outright lie to the world. Yet, no one spoke of banning Susan Rice from the airwaves, but that was the Liberal’s mistake, and all was forgiven.
They are now talking about Kellyanne Conway as if she is the pied piper of politics, ready to lead the people astray by mentioning something about buying Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. What she was referring to is the store Nordstrom informed Ivanka, they would no longer be selling her clothing line. Of course, this is a roundabout way of getting at Trump. It upset Trump, as Ivanka has done nothing to deserve this. Then Kellyanne picked it up and it became a slip of the tongue. The press has gone so wild, an investigation has actually been launched into Kellyanne. This is beyond ridiculous!
The press probably hates Kellyanne, because she is so sharp she beats them at their own game. She is supposedly getting counseling right now, which is also beyond the pale. Further, another trouble maker, Bill Moyers, who had a similar job for President Lyndon Johnson, grieved over CNN’s decision not to permanently ban Conway, which is the “the surest way to prevent a professional con artist from using you to pollute the airwaves with one flagrant lie after another.” Oh, man, calling Kellyanne a “professional con artist” is just insane, but I am not surprised.
The specific issue with Conway’s statements is a federal statute stating that federal employees, including Conway, may not “endorse any product, service or enterprise.”
Larry Noble, general counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, says he believes Conway’s statement violated the rule.
Norm Eisen, who was White House ethics czar in the Obama administration, agrees.
Even Peter Schweizer, a dedicated conservative muckraker and author of Clinton Cash, told the Washington Post that the administration’s actions here are inappropriate.
“Clearly, the Trumps feel some of this is related to politics. But whether that’s true or not, these marketing battles need to be fought by Ivanka and her company,” Schweizer told the Washington Post. “They cannot and should not be fought by government employees and the White House. It’s time to move beyond the mind-set and the role of a businessman and assume the mantle of commander of chief.”
In a more detailed formal complaint to the Office of Government Ethics, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington added further details and analysis to support the notion that Conway was violating the law. CREW notes, for example, that Conway “unquestionably was acting in an official capacity,” as the Fox News segment introduced her with her title as special counselor to the president of the United States and she was broadcast live from the White House briefing room.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Government Oversight Committee, even got in on the action, calling it “clearly over the line.”
HERE IS SUSAN RICE LYING STRAIGHT FACED TO THE CAMERA: