The government’s chief political watchdog said Thursday that White House adviser Kellyanne Conway has violated the Hatch Act so often that she should be fired.
Special Counsel Henry J. Kerner, who polices federal employees who drift into politics, wrote a letter to President Trump advising him that Ms. Conway’s “disregard” for the law is palpable.
“If Ms. Conway were any other federal employee, her multiple violations of the law would almost certainly result in her removal from her federal position by the Merit Service Protection Board,” he wrote.
But because she’s a part of the White House office, it’s up to the president to take that step, he wrote.
“Her actions erode the principal foundation of our democratic system — the rule of law,” he said.
The Office of Special Counsel is not the same as the Justice Department special counsel.
It’s a separate agency responsible for policing the Hatch Act, the law that prohibits government employees from politicking while on government time.
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