Kellyanne Conway (left), Donald Trump, Jr. (middle) and Mike Flynn (right). Images via screengrab.
Former Special Counsel for Ethics and Government Reform Norm Eisen on Tuesday reacted to the news that White House staffer Kellyanne Conway had violated federal law.
A Tuesday announcement from the US Office of Special Counsel said that Conway had twice violated the Hatch Act by using her office to campaign for Republican candidates.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Eisen went off on Conway and other members of the Trump administration, who he predicted would do jail time for violating ethics laws and other statutes.
This is insane. In the Obama White House, I even made people quit uncompensated non-profit outside positions becau… https://t.co/HnkmK7sRXN— Norm Eisen (@Norm Eisen) 1520339366.0
this is a test of Trump and his administration. is he going to turn a blind eye to THREE violations by Kellyanne?… https://t.co/5gKEr6PRvI— Norm Eisen (@Norm Eisen) 1520356642.0
TRUMP PARDON WATCH: he let Arpaio off the hook. If he forgives Kellyanne, that will be more evidence of contempt… https://t.co/7cSUEDe3tO— Norm Eisen (@Norm Eisen) 1520358614.0
Make no mistake about it, if Trump does not fire Kellyanne Conway after THREE Hatch Act violations another redline… https://t.co/8FQdAODIhS— Norm Eisen (@Norm Eisen) 1520359434.0
no because in any other administration people would have been fired after the first strike, and (a) would not have… https://t.co/WK4Ze96djn— Norm Eisen (@Norm Eisen) 1520360820.0
the 2 big ethics stories of the day are related. EPA turned a blind eye to appointee conflict risk, and now we are… https://t.co/ZlyDFl4fQZ— Norm Eisen (@Norm Eisen) 1520361276.0