Quantcast
Connect with us

Kellyanne Conway accused of violating Hatch Act at least 50 times this year — on Twitter alone

Published

on

According to a report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway has “surpassed 50 violations of the Hatch Act on Twitter alone this past year.”

Explaining the numbers, the report states, “CREW’s report on Conway’s continued violations outlines five categories of tweets that violate the Hatch Act: attacking or mocking Democratic presidential candidates, attacking the Democratic Party, promoting President Trump’s re-election, promoting the Republican Party, and attacking President Trump’s political adversaries. Conway has multiple violations in each category,” before noting that Twitter’s Terms of Service indicates one of Trump’s closest aides is in violation and should have her account suspended.

ADVERTISEMENT

“On June 13, 2019, the Office of Special Counsel found that Conway had violated the Hatch Act twenty-two times using her @KellyannePolls Twitter account, in addition to other Hatch Act violations, and recommended her removal from federal service,” the report states. “The decision to punish or fire Conway rested with the President, who refused to take either action. Based on a review by CREW of Conway’s tweets since June 13, 2019, her apparent violations of the Hatch Act using Twitter has now surpassed more than 50 violations and are ongoing. Twitter’s Terms of Service require users to use the platform in compliance with all applicable laws. Conway does not meet the ‘world leader’ exception Twitter has created for positions like President of the United States.”

According to CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder, “This country has been plunged into crisis because of the abuse of the official powers of the government by the president and those around him to promote his personal political interests. Kellyanne Conway’s repeated and flagrant use of her official position for politics is one more manifestation of this alarming and anti-democratic trend.”

CREW has also forwarded their report the federal oversight administrators, demanding that she face disciplinary action for her multiple violations.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Impeachment managers release trial memorandum detailing why Trump must be removed from office

Published

on

House impeachment managers released an in-depth trial memorandum laying out the case for convicting President Donald Trump during his Senate impeachment trial.

The memorandum was released by representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Val Demings (D-FL), Jason Crow (D-CO) and Sylvia Garcia (D-FL).

The document divides the argument by the House of Representatives into three points.

"The Senate should convict President Trump of abuse of power," is the first section.

"The Senate should convict President Trump of obstruction of Congress," is the second section.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

He ‘can’t understand why he is being impeached’: CNN reports Trump is asking ’why are they doing this to me?’

Published

on

President Donald Trump is reportedly "distracted" by impeachment while vacationing at Mar-a-Lago as the United States Senate trial begins.

"A source close to the White House who speaks to Donald Trump regularly said the President has appeared 'distracted' by the impeachment trial that begins on Tuesday, telling people around him Friday night at Mar-a-Lago that he 'can't understand why he is impeached,'" CNN's Jim Acosta reported Saturday. "'Why are they doing this to me,' the source quoted Trump as saying repeatedly."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Rod Rosenstein’s legal defense in lawsuits from Strzok and Page won’t hold up under oath: legal experts

Published

on

Rod Rosenstein

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein claimed responsibility for the release of text messages between then-FBI attorney Lisa Page and then-FBI official Peter Strzok.

Emails released in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) revealed the highly unusual release by Sarah Isgur Flores, who at the time was the spokesperson for Trump's Department of Justice (she is now overseeing CNN's 2020 election coverage).

Flores instructed reporters to not cite the release of the documents to the Depart of Justice.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image