Bloomberg: Kellyanne Conway’s Attack on Alabama Democrat Draws Legal Complaint

Bill Allison
Nov 22, 2017
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Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, ran afoul of federal law when she attacked the Democratic candidate in Alabama’s Senate special election during a Fox News appearance Monday morning, according to Walter Shaub, former director of the Office of Government Ethics.

Shaub, now at the Campaign Legal Center, tweeted Wednesday that he has filed a complaint against Conway with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, which said it would open a case file. That office investigates violations of the Hatch Act, which bars most government officials from using their official positions to engage in partisan politics. Penalties can range from a fine of $1,000 to removal from federal service.

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