Kellyanne Conway Bashing Targets Trump
by Stephen Lendman
Ousting Michael Flynn was all about harming Trump. The same goes for Conway, Counselor to the President, a key White House position.
A previous article discussed her harmless faux pas on Fox News, saying “(g)o buy (Trump daughter) Ivanka’s stuff…It’s a wonderful line. I own some of it. I’m going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today.”
It was a minor indiscretion of no consequence in response to Nordstrom dropping her line, possibly at odds with US law, prohibiting “use of public office for private gain,” including “endorse(ments) (of any) product, service or enterprise.”
Conway’s comment wasn’t intended for personal gain, so the whole business should have amounted to much ado about nothing.
Not in Washington, especially with Trump bashing so intense. The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) wants her investigated, disciplinary action following if warranted.
You can’t make this stuff up whatever comes of this. Attacking her is solely meant harm Trump. She, Flynn and likely other administration officials to follow are punching bags.
Trump’s the target. The strategy is weaken him by going after key administration officials, wanting him delegitimized – the end game either harming him irreparably or driving him from office by impeachment, trial and conviction, resignation or more sinister means.
OGE director Walter Shaub called Conway’s action a “clear violation” of ethics rules, saying “there is strong reason to believe (she) violated the Standards of Conduct Act…”
He requested the White House to investigate the matter, then send its findings and any proposed disciplinary action to OGE by end of February.
Whoever put Shaub up to this wants Conway either ousted or heavily tarnished to harm Trump. Lots more dominos may fall.
Taking them out or damaging their reputations enough weakens their ability to serve effectively.
If this dirty game continues relentlessly, the last domino to fall may be Trump. That’s what it’s all about.
First eliminate or discredit his key people. Then take him out or force total capitulation to longstanding deplorable policies. In the meantime, Washington’s imperial agenda continues without missing a beat.
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