According to a complaint filed by 15 law professors from across the country, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway should face sanctions for “professional misconduct.”
In a letter, legal ethics professors from universities including Georgetown, Yale, Fordham, and Duke say,
“We believe that, at one time, Ms. Conway understood her ethical responsibilities as a lawyer and abided by them. But she is currently behaving in a way that brings shame upon the legal profession.”
Conway received a law degree from George Washington University Law School and was admitted to the bar in DC in 1995. However, she is not currently able to practice law because she has been suspended for nonpayment of dues.
The letter, which lists several of Conway’s lies including about the fictional “Bowling Green Massacre,” was sent to the Washington, D.C., Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the Board of Professional Responsibility. This office directly addresses complaints about members of the local bar.
In the letter, it is also noted that Conway eschews “alternative facts” — which are “not facts at all; they are lies.”
Lastly, the letter calls Conway’s pushing of products produced by Ivanka Trump’s brand on national TV a “clear violation of government ethics rules, which a lawyer and a member of the bar should surely know,” the document states.
The White House has yet to comment on the letter.