Law Newz reports:
A group of law professors have filed a misconduct complaint against Kellyanne Conway, claiming that she violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys by giving false statements to the media.
Fifteen professors who teach legal ethics at law schools across the country signed the complaint, which was filed with the D.C. Bar’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Conway is a member of the D.C. Bar under her maiden name, Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, although records show that her membership has been suspended for non-payment of dues (she remains an active member of the New Jersey Bar).
Conway is accused of “conduct involving ‘dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation,’” for claiming that “alternative facts” supported the Trump administration’s claims regarding the size of the President’s inauguration crowd. The complaints says, “‘alternative facts’ are not facts at all; they are lies.”
On top of the alleged dishonesty, the professors allege that Conway “misused her position” when she promoted Ivanka Trump‘s brand on television from the White House, although they admit that this did not necessarily violate the attorney ethics rules.