Former Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub is going ballistic over news from The New York Times that the Trump re-election campaign has set up a "war room" inside a taxpayer-funded federal government office building. The move could possibly be a violation of federal law.
Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman broke the news on Election Day.
In a rare response, Shaub exploded on Twitter, attacking the head of the United States Office of Special Counsel, Henry Kerner, who is supposed to be investigating and prosecuting violations of federal law that occur inside the federal government.
The Eisenhower Executive Office Building is close to the White House. It's not known where in the EEOB the "war room" has been set up. (Photo of Trump in EEOB's Indian Treaty Room.)
Economist David Rothschild weighs in:
So. Fucking. Illegal. Make the "Hatch Act of 1939, An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities" Great Again. https://t.co/22KSkqmx1q— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1604428301.0
Executive Director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW):
The misuse of government resources to support the President's re-election, potentially in violation of the law, con… https://t.co/hov749yE5y— Noah Bookbinder (@Noah Bookbinder)1604429074.0
Former Senior Advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and former Special Assistant to President Barack Obama:
I worked in this building for a good part of my adult life. If I had been caught doing this I would have been fired… https://t.co/wZeWqSJqja— Jesse Lee (@Jesse Lee)1604429539.0
PrioritiesUSA Senior Strategist and Communications Director:
Ah yes, the taxpayer funded campaign war room https://t.co/P1lTsecKeH— Josh Schwerin (@Josh Schwerin)1604427975.0
Popular Information founder:
This seems illegal. https://t.co/kT9ZVfLfcP— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum)1604428162.0