The former chief White House ethics lawyer during the George W. Bush administration is demanding KellyAnne Conway both be fired for violating federal law and testify under oath about "blackmail" allegations made against Republican members of Congress following the 'Access Hollywood' tapes where President Donald Trump bragged about sexual misconduct.
"When I was younger and prettier, them rubbing up against girls, sticking their tongues down women's throats uninvited who didn't like it," Conway alleged in 2016.
"Thanks for describing your MeToo moment which was all about blackmailing GOP members of Congress who backed off from supporting Trump after the Billy Bush tape. And now you use more dirty tricks to help Roy Moore," Richard Painter charged.
"The House Ethics Committee can't act against Rep. Conyers without also requiring Kellyanne Conway, a government employee, to under oath name names of the (probably all white) congressmen who she in 2016 said assaulted her and her friends," Painter concluded. "No more double standard."
"Kellyanne -it's time to name names under oath. House Ethics Committee can't go against Rep. Conyers without investigating these congressmen too," Painter suggested. "Or is there a cover up for white guys who support Trump?"
Painter, a Minnesotan who is a professor of law at the University of Minnesota, also worried about a double standard for Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who has also been accused of sexual misconduct.
"If come January Roy Moore is in the Senate and Al Franken is not, we will have seen the biggest political scam since November 2016. Wake up!" Painter concluded.
Professor Painter also said Kellyanne Conway should be fired for violating federal law in an attempt to help elect GOP nominee Roy Moore in Alabama by making official comments on the election from the White House lawn.
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Trashing Doug Jones is the same as urging people to vote for Roy Moore. This is a Hatch Act violation. It looks l… https://t.co/Yp6qHDWLe8— Richard W. Painter (@Richard W. Painter)1511384874.0
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