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>> White House Senior Advisor KellyAnne Conway violated federal law on two occasions. That's the finding of the US Office of Special Counsel. On Tuesday it said Conway twice ran afoul of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal officials from using their position for partisan political purposes, in TV appearances Conway made in the run-up to an Alabama special election for the US Senate.
>> I just want everybody to know, Doug Jones, nobody ever says his name. And they pretend that he's some kind of conservative Democrat in Alabama, and he's not.>> Two weeks later, Conway told CNN that voters should support Republican Roy Moore. The Office of Special Counsel found these statements quote, impermissibly mixed official government business with political views.
A White House spokesman disputed the report saying quote, Conway did not advocate for, or against the election of any particular candidate. She simply expressed the president's obvious position. Conway's TV appearances ran afoul of the ethics watchdog on other occasions. She was criticized for publicly endorsing the clothing and jewelry sold by Trump's daughter Ivanka.
>> I'm gonna just give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online.>> It's just inextricable, the conflicts of interest.>> Last July, the former Head of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, voiced alarm at what he described were rampant ethics problems with the Trump administration.
>> I would say that we are truly in an ethics crisis right now. And somethings got to be done about that.>> The report on Kellyanne Conway was submitted to President Trump, and called for quote, appropriate disciplinary action. No word yet on what that might be.