The Wall Street Journal: Kellyanne Conway Violated Law on Political Expression, Investigators Say
White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway improperly used her official role when she discussed an Alabama Senate race on TV last year, federal investigators said Tuesday, as they referred the matter to President Donald Trump for “appropriate disciplinary action.”
Ms. Conway, according to a report by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, a permanent office of investigators and prosecutors, “appeared in her official capacity” to discuss an Alabama special election in two television interviews leading up to the December vote. The report found that she promoted the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore and opposed Democrat Doug Jones, violating the Hatch Act, which restricts political activity by federal employees in their official capacity.
The OSC began its investigation after the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan Washington group that has been critical of the Trump administration’s approach to ethics, filed complaints about the TV appearances.