Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are calling for an investigation possible Hatch Act violations that took place during the Republican National Convention (RNC) last month. The Hatch Act prohibits public officials, with the exception of the president and the vice president, from engaging in political activity. Democrats have called on the Office of Special Counsel to probe actions, such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s taped remarks from Jerusalem, they say were designed to bolster President Donald Trump’s campaign.
In an op-ed for The Hill, retired Air Force major general F. Andrew Turley, who counseled the George W. Bush administration and is currently a counsel to Fluet Huber + Hoang, a law firm in McLean, Virginia, says President Donald Trump’s administration demonstrates “shameless contempt for the law and the norms of a democratic society,” which, in turn, “is an insult to the American people, the military and the hundreds of thousands of current and former federal employees.”
Mark Meadows has dismissed potential violations of the Hatch Act at the Republican National Convention by claiming nobody actually cares if that law is broken.
The Hatch Act forbids federal officials from participating in political activity while performing their official function. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo may have violated the act with his RNC speech on Tuesday.
Joaquin Castro has launched an investigation of Mike Pompeo’s speech to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday. The Secretary of State may have violated the Hatch Act.
The Hatch Act forbids federal officials from participating in political events, like conventions, while performing official duties. Pompeo recorded his speech from Jerusalem, where he was fulfilling his diplomatic function.
According to The New York Times all federal workers received a memo this week telling them that they cannot discuss the possibility of Donald Trump being impeached at work. The Times said the memo went to over two million federal employees telling them that it was “illegal for them to participate in such discussions at work.”
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel is investigating whether Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated a law barring executive branch employees from engaging in political activity when he gave a speech to a professional hockey team owned by a political donor in June, the agency said on Tuesday.
The Trump White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino has been found in violation of the Hatch Act by the Office of Special Counsel because he used his government position to advocate primarying Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan.
An ethics complaint has been filed against Representative Jason Chaffetz for releasing information provided to him in a letter from FBI Director James Comey.
The top Democrat in the US Senate, Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) accused FBI Director James Comey of violating the law with his letter to Congress about Hillary Clinton's emails.
The man who spent two and half years as the ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush has filed a Hatch Act complaint against FBI Director James Comey.
The White House is fighting back against Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) abuse of his subpoena power by refusing to send an administration adviser to testify at his hearing that is designed to drum up another Obama scandal.