Trump’s FCC Chair Praises Amazon Prime, Possibly Violating Same Ethics Rules as Kellyanne Conway

Pai’s tweet appears to violate the same rule from the Code of Federal Regulations that Kellyanne Conway got into trouble with last week, when she encouraged viewers to buy Ivanka Trump’s clothing line on live television. The code clearly prohibits employees from using their “Government position or title or any authority associated with [their] public office to endorse any product, service or enterprise,” so tweeting Amazon praise from his government Twitter account seems in conflict with that, which is perhaps why he swiftly deleted the tweet. – Eve Peyser, Gizmodo

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