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Kellyanne Conway fumes after Fox asks her about Hatch Act violations: ‘They want to put tape over my mouth!’

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has been caught multiple times now violating the Hatch Act, which bars most executive branch employees from engaging in political activity.

But despite U.S. Office of Special Counsel’s recommendation that Conway be fired from her post for repeatedly breaking the law, the Trump White House has defiantly kept her on board and has accused her critics of trying to violate her free speech rights.

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Appearing on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning, Conway was asked what she made of the charges leveled against her — and she took the opportunity to lash out against former Vice President Joe Biden, which would once again seem to be a flagrant violation of the Hatch Act.

“The Hatch Act means you can’t advocate for or against the election of an individual,” Conway said. “And if I’m talking about the failures of Obama-Bidencare, if I’m talking about the fact that 28 million Americans have no health insurance, that’s a fact! If I’m quoting what some of the candidates are saying about the other candidates, I’m just repeating the news to you!”

Conway then suggested that talk of the Hatch Act was part of a broader conspiracy to silence her.

“You know what they’re mad about?” she asked rhetorically. “They want to put a big roll of masking tape over my mouth!”

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Watch: All of Trump’s failed defenses for his Ukraine scandal

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CNN's Kate Bolduan on Wednesday reminded her viewers that Trump allies' defenses of the president throughout the Ukraine scandal have continued to evolve after new facts emerge that undercut their older defenses.

While talking with the New Yorker's Susan Glasser, Bolduan delivered an exhausted list of all the failed defenses that the president and his supporters have made to justify Trump's efforts to push Ukraine to investigate his political opponents.

"First it was the president was trying to root out corruption when it came to Ukraine," she began. "Then it was there was no direct ask coming from the president. Then it was the whistleblower can't be trusted, then it was Schiff helped the whistleblower write the complaint so it can't be trusted, and then it was the president was joking, Republicans said, when he said on camera that he would like to see investigations. Then it was there was no quid pro quo because Ukraine didn't know the aid was being withheld... and now it's the process is unfair, so you can't impeach."

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Trump is ‘running out of game plan’ as damning facts pile up: Former GOP House Intel chair

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Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), who previously served as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said that the Trump White House's angry attacks on ambassador Bill Taylor reek of desperation.

After CNN's Jim Sciutto read the White House's statement accusing Taylor of being a "radical unelected bureaucrat," Rogers dismissed the statement as the act of a cornered administration.

"Bill Taylor is a well respected diplomat over his decades of service to the United States," he said. "When you go on this kind of extreme shouting, hair-on-fire criticism, you are running out of game plan. That's exactly what that tells me."

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‘This is simply indefensible’: Two former GOP lawmakers clash over Ukraine testimony

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On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "New Day," former GOP Reps. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Sean Duffy (R-WI) argued vehemently about the significance of the testimony from Ukraine envoy William Taylor against President Donald Trump.

"The dam is barely holding on. Because look, very persuasive," said Dent. "I don’t know how any Republican member can look at this thing or any member of Congress cannot be alarmed by this. The quid pro quo was stark. And the president is insisting on using, you know, official resources to dig up dirt on his opponent. This is simply indefensible."

"Charlie and I weren’t in the room yesterday for the hearing. And neither were you or your viewers," replied Duffy. "We had more Democrats rush to cameras and with their perspective give us their take on what happened ... I think in America we should open this process up, let every American see Bill Taylor."

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