US President Kellyanne Conway is accused of violating a law imposing on federal employees a duty of confidentiality over politics.
It is a faithful among the faithful. Donald Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, who regularly defends the US president on TV shows, must be fired, according to a US government watchdog. The reason ? According to the Office of the Special Counsel (OSC), responsible for upholding ethics, the one who popularized the “alternative facts” formula has repeatedly “violated” the Hatch Act, a law that prohibits government employees from participate in political activities and influence elections. However, this is only a recommendation, which Donald Trump will, in all likelihood, refuse to follow.
According to the OSC (pdf), Kellyanne Conway has repeatedly denigrated Democrats. During the senatorial in Alabama, she had criticized the candidate Doug Jones, saying: “Do not be fooled. He will vote against tax cuts. He is weak on crime and on the border. In recent weeks, she has attacked half a dozen candidates for the Democratic primary (Joe Biden, Beto O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren, among others).
“Notify me when a prison sentence is pronounced”.
The White House has denounced Kellyanne Conway’s “deeply biased report that violates constitutional freedoms” on “freedom of expression.” Some positions, such as the US president and vice-president, are not subject to this 1939 law, and the White House believes that a presidential advisor should also be exempted.
She had not yet reacted at midday. But in recent weeks, she had joked about the CSO’s lack of power, saying, “Notify me when a prison sentence is handed down. “