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Federal agency recommends White House aide Kellyanne Conway be fired

Kellyanne Conway
A federal watchdog says Kellyanne Conway has repeatedly violated the Hatch Act by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity.
(Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

A federal watchdog agency is recommending that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway be fired for repeatedly violating a law that limits certain political activities of federal employees.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel says Conway has become a “repeat offender” of the Hatch Act by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.

A White House spokesman calls the Office of Special Counsel’s actions “deeply flawed.”

The office is unrelated to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s office.

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Career government officials found to have violated the Hatch Act can be fired, suspended or demoted, and fined up to $1,000.

Conway has been an unwavering defender of President Trump on cable news. Trump has praised her for her “success” in her career.


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