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PoliticsHouse Oversight Committee to vote on possible Kellyanne Conway subpoena over Hatch Act controversy

00:15  24 june  2019
00:15  24 june  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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.

Controversies . Conway speaks to press outside the White House in 2019. Inauguration fight. The Hatch Act of 1939 states that federal government employees must not advocate their political beliefs However, it is questionable whether Conway is covered under the Hatch Act as it seems aimed at

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.

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The House Oversight Committee plans to vote Wednesday on whether to subpoena White House counselor Kellyanne Conway following a government watchdog’s finding that she violated the Hatch Act.

In a memo sent to the White House, the committee said it “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. Conway and other Trump Administration appointees.” The memo continued: “The Committee also will hold a business meeting to consider a subpoena in the event that Ms. Conway does not appear.”

Conway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena

Conway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday claimed allegations she violated the Hatch Act are politically motivated after a House committee raised the specter of a subpoena to compel her testimony on the matter. Conway appeared on "Fox & Friends," where she simultaneously argued the law is unclear whether it applies to an assistant to the president; that she hasn't violated the statute; that Democrats are attempting to silence her right to free speech; and that a watchdog group responsible for numerous Hatch Act complaints is a "left-wing propaganda machine." "You know what they're mad about?" Conway said.

Oversight . OSC Calls for Firing Kellyanne Conway to Enforce Hatch Act . After just over a month in the job, the new head of the independent agency that investigates possible Hatch Act violations is presiding over a complaint involving White House counselor Kellyanne Conway .

The Committee on Oversight and Reform is the main investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives. The committee 's broad jurisdiction and legislative authority make it one of the most influential and powerful panels in the House .

The OSC recommended earlier in June that Conway be fired from the federal government for violating the Hatch Act on “numerous occasions.” The Hatch Act is a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees.

The OSC, which is separate from the office with a similar name previously run by Robert Mueller, said in a scathing report that Conway violated the Hatch Act by “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.

“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. Her actions thus erode the principal foundation of our democratic system—the rule of law,” the OSC said in a statement, noting that Conway has been a “repeat offender.”

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Michael Cohen’s date with the House Oversight Committee began with a big bang. He was asked on multiple occasions whether he had sought to work in the White House , and he The Post reported that he had been in the mix for White House counsel and had even promoted himself as a possible

The Hatch Act of 1939, officially An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities, is a United States federal law whose main provision prohibits employees in the executive branch of the federal

The White House, however, has stood by Conway - calling the OSC ruling “unprecedented” and suggesting it was politically influenced.

“The Office of Special Counsel’s (OSC) unprecedented actions against Kellyanne Conway are deeply flawed and violate her constitutional rights to free speech and due process. Others, of all political views, have objected to the OSC’s unclear and unevenly applied rules which have a chilling effect on free speech for all federal employees,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Steven Groves said in a statement.

Groves added: “Its decisions seem to be influenced by media pressure and liberal organizations – and perhaps OSC should be mindful of its own mandate to act in a fair, impartial, non-political manner, and not misinterpret or weaponize the Hatch Act.”

Fox News' Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

Dems vote to subpoena Kellyanne Conway at fiery hearing as GOP slams 'political spectacle'.
House Democrats voted Wednesday to subpoena White House adviser Kellyanne Conway in a fiery hearing over alleged violations of the Hatch Act -- as furious Republicans called it a “political spectacle” and an example of double standards. The House Oversight Committee voted 25-16 to subpoena Conway to appear before it over a Special Counsel report finding that she violated the Hatch Act. Rep Justin Amash, R-Mich., was the sole Republican to join the Democrats in what was otherwise a party-line vote. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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