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Federal watchdog recommends Kellyanne Conway be removed from job over repeat Hatch Act violations
CBS News ^ | June 13, 2019 | Grace Segers

Posted on 06/14/2019 5:20:59 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A federal watchdog has recommended that President Trump remove White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, one of his top advisers, from federal service due to her repeat violations of the Hatch Act, which prohibits government employees from making political statements while acting in an official capacity.

The Office of the Special Counsel — the ethics office for the White House, which is unrelated to former special counsel Robert Mueller — sent a report to the president Thursday finding that Conway had violated the act "on numerous occasions" by criticizing Democratic presidential candidates in TV interviews and on social media. While the president and vice president are exempt from the Hatch Act, that privilege does not extend to federal employees.

"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 the letter to Mr. Trump, calling Conway a "repeat offender."

The White House was quick to defend Conway. "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," White House deputy press secretary Steven Groves said in a statement. "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. 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."

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


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1 posted on 06/14/2019 5:20:59 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How are the Ohrs still walking around free and employed? You should think an attempted coup against the opposition candidate would be a violation of the Hatch Act.


2 posted on 06/14/2019 5:23:27 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (“Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts.”)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
John kerry.

Next question

3 posted on 06/14/2019 5:25:26 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Federal watchdog - hahahaheeheehee!


4 posted on 06/14/2019 5:27:17 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Investigate! Investigate! There are charges yet to fabricate!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, I suppose Kellyanne should be removed due to all the political statements she has made. It’s only fair, since Rahm Emmanuel, Paul Begala, James Carville and George Stephanopallupagus were all removed for doing the same. Oh, wait...!


5 posted on 06/14/2019 5:27:22 AM PDT by Migraine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s a political appointee. When does her 8-5 day job end and her free to comment on politics begin?


6 posted on 06/14/2019 5:28:33 AM PDT by marajade (Skywalker)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every politician in Washington.


7 posted on 06/14/2019 5:32:08 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Nothing makes the delusional more furious than truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The State Dept, FBI, NSA, CIA, etc. etc. etc. etc. needs a serious (!) housecleaning......POTUS needs to assume his old role of “You’re Fired!”

That said, Kelly’s wacky-ass libtard husband is becoming a huge dead weight anchor around her neck.


8 posted on 06/14/2019 5:32:21 AM PDT by cranked
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“A federal watchdog”..... Is that what their calling it nowadays..?


9 posted on 06/14/2019 5:32:23 AM PDT by unread (Joe McCarthy was right.......)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

“Federal watchdog - hahahaheeheehee!”

Let’s just feed DC “cool aid”, remove the bodies, and start over.

These folks are very successfully setting up for Civil War II.


10 posted on 06/14/2019 5:32:34 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is all so much like “Casablanca” where the police chief is shocked to see gambling taking place while the croupier hands him his winnings.

Hillary pays foreign nationals to invent data to influence a US election — this is fine.
Trump makes a joke about Russia — has to undergo 2 years of deep investigation for collusion.

Kerry works directly with Iran trying to broker sweet deals with a terrorist state — no violation of the Logan Act.
Kellyanne Conway states her opinion about politics — Oh! Oh! Looks like a Hatch Act violation!


11 posted on 06/14/2019 5:33:06 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like the hatch act violates the first amendment.


12 posted on 06/14/2019 5:33:56 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>which prohibits government employees from making political statements while acting in an official capacity.

bwahahahaha Obama and Toon politicized every agency and targeted conservatives. FBI, IRS, EPA, DOS, etc etc.


13 posted on 06/14/2019 5:40:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's my understanding that it's totally up to the President....and so...that's not going to happen.

This cr** is just petty.

14 posted on 06/14/2019 5:41:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: precisionshootist
Adam Schiff

Next question

15 posted on 06/14/2019 5:43:44 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do I think her husband set her up for this?


16 posted on 06/14/2019 5:44:41 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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And the Office of Special Counsel is still controlled by Obama McCain puppet Henry John Kerner - a former McCain staffer:

"Now It All Starts Making Sense – Deep State “Fixer”: Henry John Kerner, The Cover-Up Expert…." Excerpt:

"The same John McCain staffer who told the IRS to weaponize their database to target Tea Party groups, was intimately involved in Fast-and-Furious, Benghazi, IRS and now -under the Trump administration- “Spygate”."

17 posted on 06/14/2019 5:46:06 AM PDT by drpix
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“The US Office of Special Counsel demanded Pres Trump remove Kellyanne Conway from her federal position immediately.
Conway is accused of violating the Hatch Act on numerous occasions:
<><> she disparaged Democratic presidential candidates
<><> she was speaking in her official capacity.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has done this numerous times, in her official capacity as Speaker of The House.

On one visit to Mexico, Speaker Pelosi mixed
<><> US foreign policy,
<><> Democrat politics,
<><> demeaned American citizens, and,
<><> disparaged a presidential candidate (Trump).

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ON MEXICAN SOIL, PELOSI SLAMS CANDIDATE TRUMP TO MEXICAN GOVT OFFICIALS

CIRCA 2016-Speaker Pelosi in Mexico telling Mexican officials Trump is speaking to an "insecure minority,"
who maybe lost their job and think it was because of immigration, or trade. I think it's putting too much weight on all this."
" (Candidate) Trump only has one half of one half, 25%," Speaker Pelosi emphasized to Mexican officials.

NOTE WELL: TRUMP GOT ELECTED BY 63 MILLION AMERICANS)

The 2016 Congressional delegation to Mexico also included Democrat Reps. Norma Torres, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Pete Aguilar and Linda Sanchez (Calif.); Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke and Henry Cuellar (Texas); Ruben Gallego (Ariz.); Michelle Lujan Grisham (N.M.); and Republicans Michael Fitzpatrick (Pa.) and Richard Hanna (N.Y.).

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PELOSI PLEDGED HER UNDYING LOYALTY TO MEXICO--and demeaned American citizens and candidate Trump to Mexican officials

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BACKSTORY In 2016 Speaker Pelosi brought a Congressional delegation to Mexico City to meet with Mexican dignitaries. Speaker Pelosi told the Mexican president and his entourage: “We come here as a large delegation to express our respect for the people of Mexico and the country of Mexico; to acknowledge our shared border and our shared values and to learn more about how we can work together for the bright future for not only our two countries but for our hemisphere.”

Pelosi later said the Congressional delegation had a busy time in Mexico City. “We heard a sermon on the importance of workers in Mexico, a view we share. We’ve met with members of the American Chamber of Commerce. We had a very beneficial meeting with Director General Zapata on the subject of the economy and on the subject of TPP (trade pact) especially.

"And then we had a glorious meeting, a really very thorough exchange of subjects and views – again about our shared values and our shared border – with the President [of Mexico]......with Members of the Federal Deputies – Mexican Federal Deputies – and Senators. And in the evening we had a dinner meeting with the Mexican Foreign Minister,” Pelosi said.

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ACTION NOW:

Call President Trump: Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414 email at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact @POTUS or @realDonaldTrump on Twitter!

US CONGRESS SWITCHBOARD: (202) 224-3121

U.S. Department of Justice
Comment Line: 202-353-1555
Switchboard: 202-514-2000

18 posted on 06/14/2019 5:46:36 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Why hasn’t she divorced that scumbag Communist, yet ?


19 posted on 06/14/2019 5:47:07 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Who will think of the gerbils ? Just say no to Buttgiggity !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Federal Watchdog Group?????
What to heck is that? Some kind of Unicorn or something?


20 posted on 06/14/2019 5:48:26 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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