With the House Monitoring Committee, which threatens to judge President Trumps advisor Kellyanne Conway, if she does not appear in a hearing on her Hatch Act violations, Conway said Monday that the White House is not sure that the law – which prohibits executive Branch employees from engaging in political activities – apply in her case.
"It would be good if everyone had a quick guide on the Hatch Act, what it is and what it is", Conway said on "Fox & Friends." "It's not even clear to us here in the White Huss's advice that the Hatch Act applies to assistants to the president. "
The 1939 Hatch Act was adopted to restrict federal government executive officers – except the president, vice-president, and senior staff – from engaging in campaign-related activities in their official capacity.
In a Sunday letter, the supervisory committee chairman Elijah Cummi NGS, D-Md., Said his panel would hold a vote to approve a Conway summons if she did not testify to a scheduled hearing on Wednesday.
The hearing was scheduled after the Special Counsel Office, a US government watchdog agency, recommended Conway to be fired repeatedly to violate the Hatch Act by breaking down democratic presidential candidates during television broadcasts and on social media. (Conway was also accused of flaunting ethics rules by promoting Ivanka Trump's clothing brand at the White House in 2017.)
Henry Kerner, the trump-appointed chief of the White Huss Specialist, will defend his call to the President to fire Conway Wednesday's hearing.
Trump has already rejected the recommendation and says he believes Conway deserves the right to freedom of expression.
Kellyanne Conway during federal investigation by ethical complaint
Conway also accused the democratically-led panel of trying to "silence "her role in helping Trump win the presidency.
"They'll put a big roll of masking tape over my mouth," she said to "Fox & Friends."
"If I'm talking about the bugs in the Obama Biden care or if I'm talking about the fact, That 28 million Americans have no health insurance, that's a fact, "Conway said. "If I quote what some of the candidates say about the other candidates, I just repeat the news to you as I read it back then."
TREAD: White House Counsel's strong and intelligent response to OSC's "report" on the Hatch Act provides important facts, details and legal arguments that many have missed, choosing to ignore, or having difficulty digesting. A useful primer.
– Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) June 24, 2019
Talked to reporters in white house driveway in May, Conway monitored the Office of Special Counsel's results.
"Blah, blah, blah," she said as a reporter referred to her offenses. "If you try to chalk me through the Hatch Act, it won't work.
" Let me know when the prison sentence starts, "she added.
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