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Trump Is Urged to Fire Kellyanne Conway for Hatch Act Violations

WASHINGTON — 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.

In a report to Mr. Trump, the agency called Ms. Conway a “repeat offender” of the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in campaign politics at work, and said her flagrant defiance of the law justified her dismissal from her White House post.

“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,” the agency said in a statement. “Her actions thus erode the principal foundation of our democratic system — the rule of law.”

The agency, Office of Special Counsel, enforces the Hatch Act. It is not related to the special counsel investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Source: NYT

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