Kellyanne Conway on Political Attack: “If You’re Trying to Silence Me Through the Hatch Act, It’s Not Going to Work”
The US Office of Special Counsel announced in a report given to President Trump on Thursday that his counselor Kellyanne Conway has repeatedly violated the Hatch Act and recommended her removal from federal service by speaking negatively about Democrat politicians.
The Hatch Act bars federal employees from engaging in political activity.
In November this same US Office of Special Counsel found that six Trump staffers violated the Hatch Act for tweeting “MAGA.”
This came after the far left group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, filed a complaint in August against members of the Trump Administration, including deputy press secretary Raj Shah.
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.
Kellyanne Conway told reporters in May, “If you’re trying to silence me through the Hatch Act, it’s not going to work. Let me know when the jail sentence starts.”
ABC News reported:
A federal watchdog agency recommended on Thursday that White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway be “removed from service” citing repeated violations on a law that bans federal employees from political activity.
The Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal agency that investigates wrongdoing by government employees, found that Conway “violated the Hatch Act on numerous occasions by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.” The report released Thursday cites comments Conway made during the Alabama Senate special election in December 2017, which the office found violated the Hatch Act in another report released last year…
…In an interview on May 29, Conway reportedly downplayed the law, according to Thursday’s OSC press release, saying she wouldn’t stop making political statements.
“If you’re trying to silence me through the Hatch Act, it’s not going to work,” and “Let me know when the jail sentence starts,” she said, according to the OSC press release.
A spokesman for the office said it’s the first time the office has recommended the removal of a White House official. In the report, sent to President Donald Trump on Thursday, the office said that Conway has not faced consequences for her repeated violations of ethics rules on government employees.