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

Bill Allison
Nov 22, 2017

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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