The federal guard dog who recommended President Trump Donald John TrumpConway defends himself against Hatch Act claims under threat of summons. How to empty golf tensions and avoid war with Iran. Trump says "stubborn child" Fed "blew it by not cutting rates MORE fire Kelllyanne Conway will testify this week that the Science Advisor's repeated violations of the Hatch Act and subsequent indifference to the law harm the taxpayer and other state employees
Henry Kerner, a lawyer with the Office of Special Counsel, will tell the House Oversight and Reform Committee that Conway's comments on democratic legislators over the past few years are often "distinguishable from the partisan attacks that a campaign officer would do." [1
Kerner must be seen by the committee on Wednesday as part of a hearing on the hatch law that binds federal E officials from initiating elections in their government capacity.
Conway is also invited to participate and the panel is expected to vote to judge her if she does not volunteer.
In his prepared remarks, Kerner will address some of the defenses offered by Conway earlier Monday in an interview with "Fox & Friends." At the same time, Conway has argued that she did not violate the law that the law does not apply to assistants to the president and that the OSC's ruling limits her freedom of expression.
Kerner notes that the Hatch Act has opposed several legal challenges on the First Amendment Base, including in the Supreme Court. He is expected to say that the Hatch Act is not intended to regulate speech and inquiry for policies and legislation and that Conway's rhetoric has gone beyond that.
"Ms. Conway used his official authority not to persuade lawmakers or the public about particular policies, but to argue in support of President Trump's re-election and, contrary to the election of Democratic Party candidates for president," he said.
In his testimony, Kerner claims that "a distinction is made between working as a senior advisor that promotes government policies and engages in political campaigns."
Daily Beast first reported Kerner's scheduled testimony.
In his report to Trump earlier earlier this month, the OSC found that Conway violated the 2020 democratic presidential candidate's law and quoted its salmon rendition on previous quotes. The watchdog found her contrary to the Hatch Act for her comments on a special US Senate elections in 2017 in Alabama.
Trump has said he does not plan to dismiss Conway on the OSC's recommendation, and the White House has defended senior AIDS behavior. White House Advisor Pat Cippolone said issued a long-term reply disputing OSC's results, the report said violated Conway's freedom rights.