US Office of Special Counsel finds that Kellyanne Conway violated federal law and recommends that she be removed from the White House

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 23, 2019.
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The federal agency that enforces the Hatch Act found that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway violated the law on “numerous occasions” while serving in her official capacity as President Donald Trump’s White House adviser/Sonam Sheth, BUSINESS INSIDER||

  • The federal agency that enforces the Hatch Act found that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway violated the law on “numerous occasions” while serving in her official capacity as President Donald Trump’s White House adviser.
  • The US Office of Special Counsel said Conway did so by “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates” while appearing in her role as White House counselor “during television interviews and on social media.”
  • The watchdog said that given that Conway is a “repeat offender” who has “shown disregard for the law,” she should be removed from federal office.
  • The White House has final say on whether Conway will be removed, and it released a statement standing by her and calling the OSC’s decision “deeply flawed.”
  • The statement continued, saying, “Perhaps OSC should be mindful of its own mandate to act in a fair, impartial, non-political manner, and not misinterpret or weaponize the Hatch Act.”
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