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White House: Conway acted 'without nefarious motive' in promoting Ivanka Trump's brand

White House: Conway acted 'without nefarious motive' in promoting Ivanka Trump's brand
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President Trump's top adviser, Kellyanne Conway, acted "without nefarious motive" when she promoted Ivanka Trump's clothing line during an interview last month, the White House said.
 
CNNMoney reported Wednesday that a letter from the White House to the Office of Government Ethics said a White House lawyer met with Conway to discuss the rules regarding endorsements by government employees.
 
"Upon completion of our inquiry, we concluded that Ms. Conway acted inadvertently and is highly unlikely to do so again," says the letter, signed by Stefan C. Passantino, a White House deputy counsel for compliance and ethics, according to CNN.

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"It is noted that Ms. Conway made the statement in question in a light, off-hand manner while attempting to stand up for a person she believed had been unfairly treated and did so without nefarious motive or intent to benefit personally."

The letter did not note any plans for disciplinary action against Conway.

Conway came under fire last month after promoting Ivanka Trump's line of clothing and accessories during an interview on "Fox & Friends."

During the interview, Conway said Americans should "go buy Ivanka's stuff."

Her comments came after Nordstrom announced it would no longer sell Ivanka Trump's products in its stores. President Trump tweeted last month that his daughter had been treated "so unfairly" by Nordstrom.

"Go buy Ivanka's stuff, is what I would tell you," Conway said during the interview last month. "I'm going to give it a free commercial here. Go buy it today.”

Conway later apologized to President Trump for her actions.

The Office of Government Ethics sent a letter to the White House last month saying there was "strong reason to believe" Conway had violated ethics standards.