The U.S. Office of Special Counsel sent a report to President Donald Trump on Thursday recommending the firing of White House official Kellyanne Conway over repeated violations of the Hatch Act.
“The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) today sent 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,” a statement from the agency reads.
The OSC also recommends that Trump fire Conway:
“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.”
The federal agency, which is not affiliated with Robert Mueller, has never before made such a recommendation for any White House official.
Kellyanne Conway was asked last month about the OSC’s findings that she repeatedly violated the Hatch Act, and in response she downplayed the significance of the law by saying “Let me know when the jail sentence starts.”
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