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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:40 PM

BREAKING: US Office of Special Counsel recommends Kellyanne Conway's removal from federal service.




Tweet same as my OP headline

Moar:

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/government-watchdog-calls-kellyanne-conway-be-removed-office-violating-hatch-n1017241

A government watchdog agency recommended Thursday that Kellyanne Conway, a top aide to President Donald Trump, be removed from federal office for repeated violations of the Hatch Act, which prohibits government employees from engaging in certain political activity.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, an independent government agency that enforces the act, said it sent a report to Trump detailing "numerous occasions" in which Conway violated the law by saying disparaging things about Democratic presidential candidates in television interviews and on social media while acting in her official capacity as counselor to the president.

The act provides an exception for the president and vice president, but not employees of the White House, the agency said in a statement.

"Ms. Conway’s violations, if left unpunished, would send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act’s restrictions. Her actions thus erode the principal foundation of our democratic system—the rule of law," the agency added...

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Reply BREAKING: US Office of Special Counsel recommends Kellyanne Conway's removal from federal service. (Original post)
blogslut Jun 2019 OP
wryter2000 Jun 2019 #1
Dennis Donovan Jun 2019 #3
wryter2000 Jun 2019 #4
Dennis Donovan Jun 2019 #10
Qutzupalotl Jun 2019 #13
Guy Whitey Corngood Jun 2019 #2
wryter2000 Jun 2019 #6
Funtatlaguy Jun 2019 #5
Hoyt Jun 2019 #7
maxsolomon Jun 2019 #8
lpbk2713 Jun 2019 #9
Tech Jun 2019 #28
shadowmayor Jun 2019 #11
Takket Jun 2019 #21
progressoid Jun 2019 #30
HAB911 Jun 2019 #12
HAB911 Jun 2019 #14
UTUSN Jun 2019 #15
onenote Jun 2019 #32
UTUSN Jun 2019 #34
bearsfootball516 Jun 2019 #16
sop Jun 2019 #17
triron Jun 2019 #18
johnnyfins Jun 2019 #19
keithbvadu2 Jun 2019 #20
bigbadR Jun 2019 #22
47of74 Jun 2019 #23
mgardener Jun 2019 #24
Marcuse Jun 2019 #25
Kurt V. Jun 2019 #26
NCjack Jun 2019 #27
Thunderbeast Jun 2019 #29
SergeStorms Jun 2019 #31
Gothmog Jun 2019 #33
lindysalsagal Jun 2019 #35

Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:41 PM

1. Are they still in operation?

After Mueller left? So glad to hear they're speaking out.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:43 PM

3. It's not Mueller's OSC...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Office_of_Special_Counsel

The United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is a permanent independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency whose basic legislative authority comes from four federal statutes: the Civil Service Reform Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, the Hatch Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). OSC's primary mission is the safeguarding of the merit system in federal employment by protecting employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices (PPPs), especially reprisal for "whistleblowing." The agency also operates a secure channel for federal whistleblower disclosures of violations of law, rule, or regulation; gross mismanagement; gross waste of funds; abuse of authority; and substantial and specific danger to public health and safety. In addition, OSC issues advice on the Hatch Act and enforces its restrictions on partisan political activity by government employees. Finally, OSC protects the civilian employment and reemployment rights of military service members under USERRA. OSC has around 120 staff, and the Special Counsel is an ex officio member of Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), an association of inspectors general charged with the regulation of good governance within the federal government.


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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:44 PM

4. Thanks

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:59 PM

10. I wasn't sure, either - had to look it up myself...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:08 PM

13. Reminds me of Life of Brian...

People’s Front of Judea vs. Judean People’s Front.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:42 PM

2. Renfield doesn't care. She'll keep munching on live roaches and spitting

them out on TV.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:45 PM

6. Lives, master!

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:44 PM

5. Lock her up and her husband should divorce her.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:46 PM

7. Hopefully, after trump refuses for a little while, he'll throw her under the bus.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:46 PM

8. What are they going to do about it?

Laws are for Democrats.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:50 PM

9. Real reason ...



Too stupid to hold that position.



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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 03:20 PM

28. This picture sealed my dislike of her

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:05 PM

11. Who's going to speak

For the Bowling Green victims?

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Response to shadowmayor (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 02:30 PM

21. Who knows?



Never forget

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Response to Takket (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 03:30 PM

30. Never remember.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:07 PM

12. Wonder what George has to say about that?!

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:10 PM

14. She'll be promoted

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:13 PM

15. O.K., how long till SHITLER disappears the OSC. Who appoints the OSC?

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 04:26 PM

32. It was created by Congress and its head serves a five year term

The current head of the OSC was appointed by Trump and there is essentially nothing Trump can do to remove him.

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Response to onenote (Reply #32)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:42 PM

34. Well, "appointed by (SHITLER)" - Wiki shows OSC history of being manipulated by presidents

I don't know why "nothing (SHITLER) can do to remove him".

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212185904

******QUOTE***** from Wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Office_of_Special_Counsel
The United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is a permanent independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency whose basic legislative authority comes from four federal statutes: the Civil Service Reform Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, the Hatch Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). OSC's primary mission is the safeguarding of the merit system in federal employment by protecting employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices (PPPs), especially reprisal for "whistleblowing." The agency also operates a secure channel for federal whistleblower disclosures of violations of law, rule, or regulation; gross mismanagement; gross waste of funds; abuse of authority; and substantial and specific danger to public health and safety. In addition, OSC issues advice on the Hatch Act and enforces its restrictions on partisan political activity by government employees. Finally, OSC protects the civilian employment and reemployment rights of military service members under USERRA. OSC has around 120 staff, and the Special Counsel is an ex officio member of Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), an association of inspectors general charged with the regulation of good governance within the federal government. ....

OSC was established on January 1, 1979. From then until 1989, the Office operated as the independent investigative and prosecutorial arm of the Merit Systems Protection Board, also called MSPB, or the "Board." ... ....

"The Watergate investigation of the 1970s revealed a Nixon administration operation to replace the non-partisan civil service system with a politically loyal workforce dedicated to partisan election goals. Every agency had a shadow "political hiring czar" whose operation trumped normal civil service authority of personnel offices. Then-White House Personnel Office chief Fred Malek teamed up with Alan May to prepare the "Malek Manual," a guide to exploiting loopholes in civil service laws to drive politically undesirable career employees out of government ... " ....

Nevertheless, even with the strong impetus for its creation, under President Carter, the Office languished with no permanent head, funding, or White House support. ....

When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, he appointed Alex Kozinski to head the OSC. Within 14 months of his appointment, 70 percent of attorneys and investigators at the office's headquarters were either fired or had resigned. Mr. Kozinski "kept a copy of the Malek Manual on his desk," according to Devine's testimony. Devine added:

He used its techniques to purge the professional civil service experts on his own staff, and replace them with employees who viewed whistleblowers as crazy troublemakers disloyal to the President. He taught courses to federal managers on how to fire whistleblowers without getting caught by OSC investigators, using the OSC Investigations Manual as a handout. He tutored Interior Secretary James Watt on how to remove a whistleblowing coal mine inspector from the Department of Interior. The OSC became what one Senate staffer called "a legalized plumbers unit." ....

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:33 PM

16. Lol no chance it happens

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:42 PM

17. Kellyanne's job is secure now

Trump the contrarian will never fire her after being told to.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 02:12 PM

18. knr

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 02:18 PM

19. Trump: "She's being treated very unfairly"

FAKE NEWS.

Repubs in congress: "We dont agree with everything she says, but we took all this Russian money, so obstruction.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 02:29 PM

20. The yoogest book advance of all will be for Kellyanne when she is done with Trump.

The largest book advance of all will be for Kellyanne when she is done with Trump.

She sold herself for money and fame, first with Cruz totally against Trump, and then switched over for more money and fame when Trump looked more favorable in the campaigns.

Her loyalty is for sale.

Was/is it irony when Kellyanne prostituted herself for money for Cruz or when she prostitutes herself for money for Trump?

https://www.mediamatters.org/research/2016/08/19/here-s-how-trump-s-new-campaign-manager-attacked-him-cable-news-pundit/212524

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 02:31 PM

22. Kelly Ann, just another grifter.

 

Can't tell you how fed up I am with all of these white collar criminals we have in our Whitehouse. They all need to be thrown out with the rest of the trash, never to be heard from or seen again. Dis-empower every single one of them and short circuit all of their idiotic ideas, beliefs and actions into perpetuity. A must for the survival of our Republic!

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 02:37 PM

23. Yeah I'm sure the traitor will get right on that.

 

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 03:01 PM

24. Wow. Yesterday I wrote

On another post it was Kelly Anne's turn in the barrel.

Perhaps I should state here that Donald Trump should be indicted.
Stay tuned tomorrow!

I really wonder what her husband thinks of her. He is so precise on his criticism of Trump. I wonder what he thinks of his wife's statements. He has to know they are in violation of the Hatch Act. And that she lies bigly.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 03:01 PM

25. The Hatch statute is officially titled, "Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities".

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 03:09 PM

26. the most amazing thing here, a trump appointee taking his job seriously. nt

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 03:16 PM

27. Good. Now that Kellyanne is wrapped up, time to move on to Sec. of Transportation Elaine Chou. nt

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 03:20 PM

29. Yet another legal institution...

that 45 will ignore.

"That's not the real world, George".

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 03:31 PM

31. Trump will get right on this...

right after he voluntarily hands over his tax returns, and allows everyone in his administration talk to House democrats under oath.

So Ms. Pelosi will now wait patiently for those things to happen before she even thinks about impeaching the orange butt-tumor.

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 05:57 PM

33. Analysis: "Blah, blah, blah." This 2-week-old Kellyanne Conway clip looks exceedingly painful today

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Response to blogslut (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:44 PM

35. But but but ut he hires only the beeeeeeeeest peopleeeeeeee

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