Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act, watchdog says.

GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, with his wife,
Kayla, addresses an election-night party Dec. 12 in Montgomery, Ala.
(Photo: Mike Stewart/AP)
WASHINGTON – Kellyanne Conway, a senior White House aide, violated a law last year that forbids federal employees from using their official titles while engaging in partisan politics, the watchdog that oversees the law reported Tuesday. The White House denied that she broke the law, making it unlikely she will face any discipline from President Trump.

The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) said in a report that Conway violated the 1939 Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities, better known as the Hatch Act, twice, in interviews with “Fox & Friends” on Nov. 20 and with CNN’s “New Day” on Dec. 6. Appearing on both programs in her official capacity as counselor to the president, Conway weighed in on the Alabama Senate race in support of Republican candidate Roy Moore, OSC said.  Moore lost the special election, which was held on Dec. 12.

By Olivier Knox.

Full story at Yahoo News.

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