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Thursday, June 13, 2019

A federal government agency recommended on Thursday that President Trump fire Kellyanne Conway, his White House counselor, for repeated violations of the law barring partisan politics from the federal workplace.

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Here is the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's press release:

1730 M Street, N.W., Suite 218

Washington, D.C. 20036‐4505

OSC Finds Kellyanne Conway Repeatedly Violated the Hatch Act, Recommends Removal from Federal Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Zachary Kurz, (202) 804-7065; zkurz@osc.gov WASHINGTON, D.C./June 13, 2019 – The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) today sent a report to President Donald J. Trump finding that Counselor to the President Kellyanne 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.

Although the President and Vice President are exempt from the Hatch Act, employees of the White House are not. OSC's letter to the President accompanying the report refers to Ms. Conway as a "repeat offender" and states: "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."

Today's report follows a March 2018 OSC report finding that Ms. Conway violated the Hatch Act during two separate television interviews in which she advocated for and against candidates in the 2017 Alabama special election for U.S. Senate.

Moreover, during a media interview on May 29, 2019, Ms. Conway downplayed the significance of the law as applied to her. When asked about the Hatch Act, she stated, "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."

Like with other presidential appointees, the President has the authority to discipline Ms. Conway for violating the Hatch Act. Given that Ms. Conway is a repeat offender and has shown disregard for the law, OSC recommends that she be removed from federal service.

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- the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in campaign politics at work

Interesting. a possible road map for the Page and Strzok sexting.

I guess we'll find out when Barr's indictments start rolling in this summer.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-13 01:33 PM | Reply

Oh, and by all means, fire Kellyanne.

That hags 15 minutes was up last year.

What does she do anyway, besides ice her husband?

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-13 01:35 PM | Reply

I see we are back to the "you just wait" line of defense, again

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-06-13 01:49 PM | Reply

Ho Hum.

More Trumptilians scoffing at the law.

Disregard for the Law comes from the top.

Firign Kellyanne is appreciate and a step in the right direction but that won't stop Criminal In Chief.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-13 02:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Firing Kellyanne is appropriate...

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-13 02:16 PM | Reply

"her flagrant defiance of the law justified her dismissal from her White House post."

She does nothing the President doesn't directly tell her to do. She ain't going anywhere.

#6 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-06-13 02:20 PM | Reply

I have been wondering about this for a while, it is not uncommon for Presidential Advisors to be partisan but not blatantly so, and Kellyanne crosses the line with impunity.

Maybe this is a way for Trump to put her back on his campaign team without firing her for her husband's antics.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-13 02:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Let's not be hasty. Surely she has some 'alternative facts' (not facts) to offer again.

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-13 03:10 PM | Reply

If anything, he will give Trailer Park Barbie a raise.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-06-13 03:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Let me know when the jail sentence starts."
Yeah like that's going to happen.
The law seems to be toothless around these rat bastards.

#10 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2019-06-13 03:26 PM | Reply

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What does she do anyway, besides ice her husband?

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Like the HuckleChuckles (where did she go???? is she outside hiding in the bushes with Scaramouch?), the Way of the Con is paid to spread Humpy Trumpy manure. And spread it on thick!

You know... like you.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-13 03:27 PM | Reply

Does the Hatch act not have any punishment besides losing your job? It's easy for them to just keep breaking the law. Does he even have to follow the law???

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-06-13 03:29 PM | Reply

www.drudge.com

#13 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-06-13 03:46 PM | Reply

That hags 15 minutes was up last year.
What does she do anyway, besides ice her husband?
#2 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

If that's the case, why did you automatically deflect to Page and Strzok?

Notice the above was posted in #2, not #1.

Your tell has shown, once again, Bernie-bro.

#14 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-06-13 04:00 PM | Reply

Oh, and by all means, fire Kellyanne.

That hags 15 minutes was up last year.

What does she do anyway, besides ice her husband?

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Fake progressive sheep4trump is done with kellyanne, but the con man she works for? Sheep loves him endlessly.

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-13 04:04 PM | Reply

Another day, another scandal. La-di-da.

Cult 45 sees it as just more proof of the Deep State's conspiracy to defy the will of the people.

#16 | Posted by cbob at 2019-06-13 04:07 PM | Reply

#15 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

I've already told you, Speaks, I'm not dating you.

So you can quit chasing me like a schoolgirl.

You're not getting any. I don't do hysterical screechers.

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-13 04:13 PM | Reply

Chasing you? Your stank of distraction is over every ruined thread.

#18 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-06-13 04:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Also, Sarah Huckleberry Sanders is leaving, according to the Twitter president.

#19 | Posted by cbob at 2019-06-13 04:48 PM | Reply

I've already told you, Speaks, I'm not dating you.

So you can quit chasing me like a schoolgirl.

You're not getting any. I don't do hysterical screechers.

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism

If you want people to stop attacking you, you can either stop commenting on every thread and get a real job, or stop supporting your con man cult leader.

Otherwise stop crying about the consequences of your choices.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-13 04:53 PM | Reply

Conway needs to go. Kushner needs to be removed from national security concerns. Adolph Miller needs to go from immigration. Barr should go because of contempt of congress.

But Donnie the Prince of Whales is too ------- to do it.

#21 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-06-13 04:58 PM | Reply

Pay no mind to --------------. He's too far up the ass of right wingnut posters to matter. He craves the love of Dix.

#22 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-06-13 05:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"NOOOOOOOO!!!!" - George "Trump is Mentally Unwell" Conway at prospect of having her at home all the time

#23 | Posted by Corky at 2019-06-13 05:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Gotta another idea folks!
Let's start a mindless chant!

Lock Her Up!

Lock Her Up!

Lock Her Up!

and...

Build that Wall!

(andHaveMexicoPayforitWithYourTaxDollars!)

MAGA!

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-13 05:23 PM | Reply

Her actions thus erode the principal foundation of our democratic system -- the rule of law.

This entire administration is one giant erosion of the rule of law.

#25 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-14 10:04 AM | Reply

#25 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2019-06-14 10:04 AM | FLAG: Your statement pretty much defines the obama administration with his end runs around Congress, Fast & Furious, IRS, FBI to just nake a few.

To this day I'd still like to know where obama gots pallets of cash [and on short notice], it's source, and how without the approval of the House. Also, would like to know where he was hiding during the eight hours that the Benghazi event was happening, etc. just to name a couple.

#26 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-06-14 05:11 PM | Reply

"To this day I'd still like to know where obama gots pallets of cash [and on short notice]"

You mean, where did Obama get the Iranian money he returned to Iran?

From Reagan, no?

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-14 05:13 PM | Reply

Everyone knows Hatch is a Republican and his act was only meant to be applied against Democrats and similar swine.

#28 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-06-14 06:38 PM | Reply

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