Fox News senior legal analyst Andrew Napolitano on Thursday said it was clear that White House advisor Kellyanne Conway repeatedly violated federal law.
The Office of Special Counsel said that Kellyanne Conway should be removed from her position after repeatedly engaging in political speech in her official capacity.
“The office is headed by a man who was appointed by President Trump,” Fox News host Shepard Smith noted. “It said, if left unpunished, her actions send the message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act.”
Napolitano explained that the regulation prevented federal employees from engaging in partisan attacks while on federal property or using federal assets.
“It seems like a pretty clear-cut case to me, and it seems like her behavior is repeated,” Napolitano said.
Ordinarily, the Hatch Act is “so well-abided by that members of Congress know that they can’t engage in partisan political politics on the telephone from their own offices in the House of Representatives,” Napolitano said.
“They have to go to the call center,” Smith added.
Trump tells a reporter to take of coronavirus mask and stop being ‘politically correct’
At Tuesday's White House coronavirus press briefing, President Donald Trump got into an argument with Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason, when he commanded him to take off his protective face mask.
Mason refused to do so, at which point Trump mocked him, saying "You want to be politically correct."
Trump also repeated a line previously made by his press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, asking why former Vice President Joe Biden wore a mask when he was in public but not standing close to anyone, when he wasn't wearing a mask at home with his wife right next to him.
DOJ dropping investigation into GOP senator’s stock trades ignites outrage: ‘Quid pro quo, baby’
On Tuesday, the Justice Department ended its investigation into three senators accused of insider trading, including Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), all of whom sold stocks around the time they were receiving classified hearings on the coronavirus pandemic. Their investigation against Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), however, continues.
There are some differences between the Burr case and the others, including that Burr admits to having ordered the trades himself whereas Loeffler says a financial adviser made the trades without her knowledge.
Shock after Trump mused about taking insulin at White House event: ‘What does he have to lose?’
During a press conference today, President Trump rattled off a statement that left quiet a few people once again scratching their heads.
"I don't use insulin. Should I be? Huh?" Trump said. "I never thought about it. But I know a lot of people are very badly affected, right? Unbelievable."
As expected, many of Trump's critics on Twitter wondered what he was talking about.
I support free will. Let him take as many drugs as he wants. I mean, what does he have to lose?