President Donald Trump defended Kellyanne Conway on Friday from the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and their recommendation that she should be fired from the White House for repeatedly violating the Hatch Act.
"Well I got briefed on it yesterday, and it looks to me like they're trying to take away her right to free speech", Mr Trump said.
The report from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC)-not to be confused with Special Counsel Robert Mueller-outlined numerous instances in which Conway appeared to violate the law while making appearances on cable news. President Trump's response to calls that he fire Conway should be just as dismissive. I'm going to go get some myself today.
"Allowing Ms. Conway to continue her position of trust at the White House would demonstrate that the president is not interested in following the law_or requiring his closest aides to do so", Cummings said. Even though the OSC has the skill to take dangle of disciplinary motion directly in opposition to most federal workers, it'll no longer fabricate so in regards to senior presidential advisors love Conway.
In March of past year, the OSC found Conway in violation of the Hatch Act when she promoted then-U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore's Alabama special election campaign.
In response, White House deputy press secretary Steven Groves argued that the Special Counsel "violate [d] her constitutional rights to free speech and due process", CNN reports.More news: ‘Wombraider’ baby dies weeks after being cut from murdered Chicago woman
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The Place of job of Special Counsel has instructed that White Dwelling senior adviser Kellyanne Conway be fired by her supervisor.
"Let me know when the jail sentence starts", she told reporters last month when asked about mixing politics with her government job. He said he thought he was complying with the law but accepted the adverse conclusion.
The White House is not bound by the recommendation of the OSC, which is run by Henry Kerner, a Trump nominee. Conway was found guilty of multiple violations of The Hatch Act bars federal employees from engaging in political activity in the course of their work. "Her actions thus erode the principal foundation of our democratic system - the rule of law", the letter said. In addition to brazenly flouting the Hatch Act, the White House has refused to produce a single document requested by the Committee about Ms. Conway's abusive trips on private jets and her refusal to reimburse the American taxpayers.
He also argued Conway's Twitter account and media appearances 'do not violate even the standards used by OSC itself'. The alleged violations consist mostly of comments Conway made on various news shows disparaging certain Democratic candidates such as Joe Biden, Cory Booker, and Elizabeth Warren. That makes her a criminal, right? I asked for her reaction to this.
White House social media director Dan Scavino, historical U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, Melania Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, and as a minimum one more half of dozen Trump White House staffers have moreover been reprimanded or warned by the special counsel's place of enterprise for Hatch Act violations.