On Heels Of Conway Rec, Dems Call For Probe Into Kushner For Hatch Violations

on May 18, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Senior White House Adviser and the son-in-law of President Donald Trump Jared Kushner listens during a panel discussion titled "Successes in the States" on May 18, 2018 at the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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June 17, 2019 11:40 a.m.

Just days after the Office of Special Counsel recommended that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway be fired for violating the Hatch Act, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Don Breyer (D-VA) are calling for Jared Kushner to be investigated as well.

“As you know, under the Hatch Act, federal employees are prohibited from fundraising for political candidates,” they wrote to the Office of Special Counsel. “Alarmingly, recent media reports indicate that Mr. Kushner is nonetheless taking a direct role in raising funds for the re-election campaign of President Donald Trump.”

“The larger context of Trump administration officials failing to comply, being previously reprimanded by OSC, and, in some cases, openly flouting Hatch Act requirements also argues against giving senior Administration officials benefit of the doubt when considering potential violations,” they continued.

President Donald Trump and Co. not only completely disregarded the OSC’s recommendation, but also attacked the agency for infringing on her right to free speech.

Read Lieu and Breyer’s letter here:

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