Yet again, Kellyanne Conway violates Federal ethics rules

The Office of the Special Counsel, a Federal ethics watchdog agency, has once again found Kellyanne Conway in violation of the Hatch Act.

In publicly supporting child molester Roy Moore from the White House lawn and using her government job title, in a harsh political attack on his opponent, Conway broke ethics rules over using a government office for political ends. Conway will of course claim she did not do any of these things by pointing out in fact that she did do all them several times.

The OSC has sent information surrounding her offense to the Trump Administration that will probably reprimand her with a large bonus and champagne lunch.

Via NPR:

"While the Hatch Act allows federal employees to express their views about candidates and political issues as private citizens, it restricts employees from using their official government positions for partisan political purposes, including by trying to influence partisan elections," the agency's report says. "Ms. Conway's statements during the Fox & Friends and New Day interviews impermissibly mixed official government business with political views about candidates in the Alabama special election for U.S. Senate."

The agency says Conway never responded to its inquiries and says that it has submitted its report to the president for "appropriate disciplinary action." Because Conway is a high-ranking presidential appointee, it's up to Trump to decide what action is appropriate.

The White House pushed back on the report and argued Conway did not advocate for or against a candidate in the Alabama race.

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Kellyanne Conway's husband criticizes Trump in tweet

After two years of not tweeting, George Conway – Kellyanne Conway's husband – took to Twitter today to respond to Trump's whiny tweets this morning about his attempted travel ban.

Trump's tweets went like this:

“People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!”

“The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.”

“The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court - & seek much tougher version!”

George Conway, who was considered for various positions in the Trump administration, according to Politico, and "was a candidate for the solicitor general post and the front-runner to head DOJ’s Civil Division until he withdrew his name from consideration last week," pulled out his rusty Twitter account to mock Trump.

“These tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won't help OSG get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters. Sad,” Conway wrote, referring to the Office of the Solicitor General, which argues before the Supreme Court on behalf of the Trump administration...

In subsequent tweets Monday, Conway made clear: “I still VERY, VERY STRONGLY support POTUS, his Admin, policies, the executive order and of course, my wonderful wife.”

That’s why, he continued, “I said what I said this morning. Every sensible lawyer in WHCO and every political appointee at DOJ wd agree with me (as some have already told me).

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How Kellyanne Conway stymies reporters

Carlos Maza has a great breakdown of how Kellyanne Conway is so adept at deflecting questions. It's basically a form of journalistic jiu-jitsu that exploits journalistic civility and pivots by using their own words against them. Read the rest

Kellyanne Conway's talked about the "Bowling Green massacre" before

Despite Kellyanne Conway's insistence that she meant to say "Bowling Green plot" when she invented an imaginary terrorist massacre perpetrated by Iraqi refugees (she was trying to justify Donald Trump's illegal, racist Muslim Ban), it turns out that she mentioned the "Bowling Green massacre" on tape in an interview with Cosmo last month. Read the rest

Donate to the Bowling Green Massacre Victims Fund

So sad, so very very sad, that Frederick Douglass just sat there and did nothing to stop the Bowling Green Massacre. Read the rest

#BowlingGreenMassacre is Trump spokesliar Kellyanne Conway's latest 'alternative fact'

On the MSNBC show Hardball with Chris Matthews Thursday night, Donald Trump spokesliar Kellyanne Conway went on a weird tangent about a “massacre” she blamed on Muslims, as she defended the so-called President's racist Muslim Ban. Read the rest

Watch Kellyanne Conway’s excruciating stand-up routine from the ’90s

Back in 1998, future Donald Trump counselor/spin-master Kellyanne Conway participated in a Washington, D.C. charity event that, for some reason, required her to do a stand-up routine. The results are pretty agonizing. To be fair, Conway kind of understands the structure of a joke. The problem is she really doesn’t know how to deliver one. Oh, and be sure to stick around until 9:05 when she starts singing with a red-feathered boa. Maybe this Saturday Night Live sketch wasn’t too far off after all:

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Kellyanne Conway: lies are "alternative facts" and if the press says otherwise, there's gonna be trouble

Donald Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer inaugurated his first day on the job by telling easily falsifiable lies about the relative sizes of the Trump inauguration crowds and those of the Obama administration. Read the rest