The Office of the Special Counsel, officially informed the Trump administration that Kellyanne Conway, the President’s close adviser and the very same Trump mouthpiece who brought us “alternative facts,” has been found guilty of violating federal law on two occasions.
Kellyanne Conway was found to have violated the Hatch Act in two on-screen appearances in 2017, one on FOX and Friends and one on CNN’s New Day with Chris Cuomo. Conway defended disgraced Republican candidate and accused serial pedophile Roy Moore, after having been introduced on these shows in her official capacity.
Per the OSC:
“While the Hatch Act allows federal employees to express their views about candidates and political issues as private citizens, it restricts employees from using their official government positions for partisan political purposes, including by trying to influence partisan elections. Ms. Conway’s statements during the “Fox & Friends” and “New Day” interviews impermissibly mixed official government business with political views about candidates in the Alabama special election for U.S. Senate.”
Kellyanne Conway said that she had talked to the president about the report that found she violated the Hatch Act. Conway declined to say whether she anticipated disciplinary action over the ethics breach.
Smart money is on Conway facing absolutely no internal disciplinary action whatsoever, unless it should serve Trump as a worthy distraction from his own scandals.
Kellyanne should probably get nervous if this Stormy Daniels dumpster-fire gets a single degree hotter for Donald Trump.