WH Lawyer: Call for Kellyanne Conway's Firing Is 'Outrageous'

Kellyanne Conway speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington

Federal watchdog agency recommends removal of Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act

News broke this morning that the U.S. Office of Special Counsel - an independent government agency unrelated to the Mueller investigation - is recommending that Conway be removed from her job for repeated violations of the Hatch Act.

In its statement Thursday afternoon the White House attacked the OSC, calling its ruling on Conway "deeply flawed", "unprecedented", and "influenced by media pressure and liberal organizations".

"In doing so", the special counsel continued, "she has used her official authority to advocate for or against declared candidates for partisan political office".

The letter says that since February 1, Conway has "repeatedly" violated the Hatch Act in media appearances by touting Trump's reelection campaign while criticizing Democrats running for office.

Conway endorsed Ivanka Trump's apparel during a February 2017 interview with Fox News from the White House briefing room following reports that retailers, including Nordstrom Inc., had dropped the line amid declining sales.

"Blah, blah, blah", Conway said last month when asked about the violations.

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"OSC's draft Report is based on multiple fundamental legal and factual errors, makes unfair and unsupported claims against a close advisor to the President, is the product of a blatantly unfair process that ignored statutory notice requirements, and has been influences by various inappropriate considerations".

According to the law, the OSC should present its findings to the Merit Systems Protection Board, which will then set a hearing for the employee in question to determine a course of action.

Kellyanne Conway is an official counselor to the president, and thus, an employee of the federal government.

"Ms. Conway, while maintaining her position in the White House, represents the administration", Hempwitz said.

"Conway's repeated violations and publicly expressed disdain for the law show a unsafe disregard for governmental ethics, the rule of law and the long-held understanding that government officials should not use their official positions to advance partisan politics", Bookbinder said.

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is, apparently, in no mood to discuss her alleged violations of the Hatch Act. It goes on to detail the allegations further, and ultimately calls for Ms. Conway's "removal from federal service".

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"Even people in the higher echelons are going to abide by the law", he said.

In late 2018, the Office of Special Counsel found six White House officials in violation of the law for using their official Twitter accounts to send or display political messages supporting Trump.

"Ms. Conway's disregard for the restrictions the Hatch Act places on on executive branch employees in unacceptable", the report reads.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, CREW, which filed complaints with the OSC about Conway's conduct said "Conway's repeated violations and publicly expressed disdain for the law show a risky disregard for governmental ethics, the rule of law and the long-held understanding that government officials should not use their official positions to advance partisan politics".

In March of previous year, the OSC found Conway in violation of the Hatch Act when she promoted then-U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore's Alabama special election campaign.

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