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PoliticsWatchdog group launches petition to demand Kellyanne Conway resign for violating Hatch Act

01:00  17 june  2019
01:00  17 june  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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A federal watchdog agency has recommended that White House aide Kellyanne Conway be terminated, as her criticism of Democratic candidates “Ms. Conway ’s violations , if left unpunished, would send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act ’s

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The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has launched a petition demanding White House counselor Kellyanne Conway resign for repeated violations of the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in elections in their official capacity.

"Based on CREW complaints, the Office of Special Counsel has found that Kellyanne Conway's repeated violations of the Hatch Act by using her official position for partisan purposes warrant her removal from federal service," the group says on a website page for its petition. "OSC's determination is unprecedented, but such egregious violations, and her expressed disdain for the law, make clear that her removal is necessary to preserve the rule of law."

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway repeatedly violated the Hatch Act by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates, a federal watchdog In a report to President Donald Trump, the Office of the Special Counsel cited Conway as a "repeat offender" of the Hatch Act by "disparaging

A government ethics office says top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act , which bars officials from engaging in political activity on the job

The petition had accrued more than 12,600 signatures as of Sunday morning. The group's goal is to reach 12,800 signatures.

CREW, a nonprofit accountability watchdog organization, has repeatedly criticized the Trump administration's conduct and has filed two complaints against Conway for alleged Hatch Act violation.

In light of CREW's complaints, the OSC last week urged President Trump to remove Conway from the White House for what it said were repeated violations of federal law.

House Oversight Committee to vote on authorizing subpoena for Kellyanne Conway

House Oversight Committee to vote on authorizing subpoena for Kellyanne Conway The House Oversight Committee will vote on whether to authorize a subpoena for White House counselor Kellyanne Conway over a government watchdog's finding that she violated the Hatch Act. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); On Wednesday, the House panel "will hold a hearing to examine the recommendation of the independent Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that President Trump remove Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway from federal service, as well as reports by OSC about Ms.

The US Office of Special Counsel said White House aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act in two interviews related to year's Alabama special election.

launched a petition demanding the resignation or firing of White House aide Kellyanne Conway because Kerner called Thursday for Conway ’s firing for her “numerous” violations of the Hatch Act , which The violation complaints were filed by CREW. Conway ’s first infraction was plugging Ivanka

In a 17-page report sent to Trump, the office accused Conway of breaking the law on numerous occasions "by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media."

"As a highly visible member of the administration, Ms. Conway's violations, if left unpunished, would send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act's restrictions," special counsel Henry Kerner wrote to Trump. "Her actions thus erode the principal foundation of our democratic system - the rule of law."

The White House dismissed the findings, calling the recommendation "deeply flawed."

"No, I'm not going to fire her. I think she's a terrific person," Trump said during an interview with "Fox & Friends" on Friday.

The Hatch Act prohibits a large majority of federal officials from using "official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election." The law has been effective since 1939.

House Oversight to vote to subpoena Kellyanne Conway.
A federal watchdog recommended President Trump remove Kellyanne Conway from federal service for violating the Hatch Act

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