Office of Special Counsel Finds 6 Trump Staffers Violated Hatch Act For Tweeting “MAGA”
On Friday, the US Office of Special Counsel (not to be confused with special counsel Robert Mueller) found that six Trump staffers violated the Hatch Act for tweeting “MAGA.”
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, a liberal watchdog group in DC filed a complaint in August against members of the Trump Administration, including deputy press secretary Raj Shah.
The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from using their offices or any resources for political purposes such as campaigning.
The OFC concluded that deputy press secretary Raj Shah, President Trump’s executive assistant Madeleline Westerhoust, Vice President Pence’s press secretary Alyssa Farah, White House Deputy Director of Communications Jessica Ditto and two others violated the Hatch Act, reported The Hill.
They face as much as a $1,000 fine and other disciplinary actions such as termination.
The Deep State is fighting the Trump Admin at every turn; Trump must start hitting back now.
It is obvious we have a two-tiered justice system in this country; one for the Deep State and Democrats and one for Trump and his associates and supporters.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said this is an abusive reading of the law. Meanwhile, Obama gang who used their offices, the FBI and DOJ to help Hillary Clinton attack Trump remain uninvestigated.
Deep State finds WH officials violated Hatch Act law for tweeting #MAGA. Absurd/abusive reading of the law–anything to get @RealDonaldTrump. Meanwhile, Obama gang who used their offices at FBI/DOJ, etc. to help HRC and attack Trump remain uninvestigated. https://t.co/mvcGL7eaYU
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) November 30, 2018