UPDATE: Kellyanne Conway Found Guilty, This Is Bad News For Trump

Remember Kellyanne Conway? If you’ve been missing her wacky antics on TV, you can sit back and enjoy the show as she deals with being found guilty of violating the Hatch Act. Twice.

The Hill reports that the Office of Special Counsel informed the Trump administration Tuesday that Conway’s repeated attacks on Trump’s enemies in an official capacity were, in fact, violations of the Hatch Act and suggested “appropriate disciplinary action.”

The violations occurred during appearances on Fox and Friends and CNN in 2017.

“While the Hatch Act allows federal employees to express their views about candidates and political issues as private citizens, it restricts employees from using their official government positions for partisan political purposes, including by trying to influence partisan elections,” the OSC says in its report.

Conway had attacked pedophile Roy Moore’s opponent Doug Jones “during the ‘Fox & Friends’ and ‘New Day’ interviews” and “impermissibly mixed official government business with political views about candidates in the Alabama special election for U.S. Senate” according to the report.

The OSC notes that Conway reveived “significant training” on Hatch Act violations and that she shirked the opportunity to respond as part of the report.

“The only endorsement that matters in this race is President Trump’s,” Conway a week before the Alabama special election for Senate. “And he came out questioning the ideology and the vote of Doug Jones. He’ll be a reliable vote for tax hikes. He’ll be a reliable vote against border security. He’ll be a reliable vote against national security and keeping ISIS in retreat. He’ll be the reliable vote against the Second Amendment and against life.”

At the time, former Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub, who filed two complaints against Trump’s dumbest mouthpiece, called Conway’s ridiculous attacks a “slam dunk violation” of the Hatch Act. Conservatives at the time disagreed, but as Newton Third Law of ‘Conservatives are Idiots’ (not a real thing) states, “If an idea passes through the lips of someone too stupid to operate a spoon without adult supervision, other stupid people will believe it and will use any facts to the contrary as evidence of a conspiracy against them.”

“The willfulness of Conway’s violation and her openly expressed disdain for efforts to hold her accountable for complying with ethics requirements make clear that anything less than removal from the federal service or a lengthy unpaid suspension will not deter future misconduct on her part,” Shaub said following Conway’s remarks.

“Ms. Conway did not advocate for or against the election of a candidate, and specifically declined to encourage Alabamans to vote a certain way,” White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said by way of defending Conway at the time. “In fact, Kellyanne’s statements actually show her intention and desire to comply with the Hatch Act – as she twice declined to respond to the host’s specific invitation to encourage Alabamans to vote for the Republican.”

Looks like he was wrong. The White House, of course, stepped up to defend Conway yet again:

Previously, Conway was found guilty of violating ethics rules when she told “Fox and Friends” viewers to buy Ivanka Trump’s shitty clothing line. Trump refused to take action and allowed her to go on to violate the Hatch Act.

With the recent wife-beating scandal, the numerous guilty pleas and indictments coming out of his administration in the Russia probe, and all of Trump’s other obvious issues, the last thing The Donald needs is yet another of his people getting busted — but Conway will, of course, just offer some “alternative facts” to protect herself.


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