The US Office of Special Counselor is launching an investigation into allegations that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has violated federal law by commenting on the heated Senate race in the state of Alabama.
Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, filed a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel last week alleging that Conway had violated the Hatch Act by speaking up against Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore’s Democratic challenger, Doug Jones.
The decades-old Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from using their offices to campaign for or against political candidates in elections.
Ana Galindo-Marrone, the chief of the Office of Special Counsel’s Hatch Act Unit, informed Shaub that a the office had opened a case file to address his complaint.
“WH defended Conway against @CampaignLegal’s Hatch Act complaint by saying her words about Jones supported POTUS’s agenda. That’s an admission of…