Federal watchdog urges firing Kellyanne Conway

Federal watchdog urges firing Kellyanne Conway

Taking unprecedented action, a federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway, for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers.

"I got briefed on it yesterday and it looks to me like they're trying to take away their right of free speech".

"Attached to this letter is a copy of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's (OSC) investigative report detailing numerous violations of the Hatch Act by Counsellor to the President Kellyanne Conway", the letter reads. Kerner allegedly told the govtmiddle that he "took enormous offense" to Conway's enlighten in Could well maybe moreover neutral in front of the click, when she told reporters, "Must you are trying to silence me during the Hatch Act, or no longer it is no longer going to work", and "let me know when the jail sentence starts".

On February 16, 2018, then-Ranking Member Cummings requested then-Chairman Trey Gowdy obtain a briefing from Conway on the status of the Trump Administration's efforts to implement the recommendations of the President's Opioid Commission.

"It doesn't work that way", Trump said, arguing that Conway was merely responding to political attacks against him.

The 1939 Hatch Act has been used against other presidential administrations, but its frequent employment during the Trump era illustrates the abnormal circumstances of the current administration.

"Never has OSC had to issue multiple reports to the President concerning Hatch Act violations by the same individual", Kerner wrote.

The Office of the Special Counsel is not to be confused with special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation.

"If Ms. Conway were some other federal worker, her a few violations of the law would almost completely lead to her removal from her federal establish apart", Kerner's letter acknowledged. The OSC's letter is - in practice - a recommendation.

"Complying with the law is not optional". It's a separate agency responsible for policing the Hatch Act, the law that prohibits government employees from politicking while on government time.

Conway also weighed in denying that she violates the Hatch Act. "Her actions thus erode the fundamental basis of our democratic gadget - the guideline of law", the letter acknowledged.

Mrs. Conway, a Republican Party strategist and pollster before joining the White House, now serves as "counselor to the president". Cory Booker, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke and former Vice President Joe Biden.

The White Dwelling rushed to defend Mrs Conway, calling the special counsel's actions a violation of Mrs Conway's rights to free speech.

The report accused Conway of violating the Hatch Act on several occasions, including through her use of Twitter and appearances on television. She pointed to the door and said 'can you leave, please?' Later, I asked her again, and she said: 'I have no reaction.

He also said it's unreasonable to treat every comment a White House adviser makes on a presidential candidate as a violation of rules. She may not be a convicted criminal, but she is 100% of criminal and that's why the office of special counsel says she has to be removed from this administration.

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