Here We Go: Office of Special Counsel Opens Investigation on Acting AG Matt Whitaker Over Hatch Act Violations
Liberal “watchdog” group American Oversight submitted a complaint to the Office of Special Counsel this week accusing the acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker of possible Hatch Act violations.
The head of American Oversight is a former attorney in the Obama adminstration.
This is the latest hit on Matt Whitaker.
Democrats are in a panic that Whitaker may expose their corruption and criminal actions during the Obama administration and the first two years of the Trump White House.
Via Special Report:
CNN Politics reported:
An independent federal investigative agency is looking into whether acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker violated prohibitions on political activities by federal employees by accepting contributions to his 2014 Senate campaign earlier this year.
Last January and February, when Whitaker served as chief of staff at the Department of Justice, four individuals donated a total of $8,800 to the committee for Whitaker’s unsuccessful 2014 run for a Senate seat in Iowa, according to Federal Election Commission records.
Austin Evers, the executive director of the watchdog organization American Oversight, told CNN his group submitted a complaint to the Office of Special Counsel that argued Whitaker may have violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from accepting political contributions.
A spokesperson for the Office of Special Counsel confirmed receipt of the complaint and said a case file on the matter has been opened.