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if people just want to drag this on the government watchdog on Thursday recommended that kellyanne Conway a senior adviser to president Donald Trump be removed from her job immediately for repeatedly breaking federal law the office of special counsel which is not connected to the office of special counsel Robert Muller sent a letter to the president saying Conway violated the hatch act on numerous occasions by disparaging democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity some of you bother to cover it Conway who is known for her combative exchanges with the media commented on the Alabama election in multiple interviews in twenty seventeen saying Democrat Doug Jones was weak on crime and that a vote for him would be a vote for higher taxes the hatch act prohibits federal employees from using their office to campaign for or against political candidates in a statement the OSCE said quote although the president and vice president are exempt from the hatch act employees of the White House are not overseas letter to the president accompanying the report refers to miss Conway as a repeat offender and states miss Kahn ways violations of left on punished would send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the hatch checks restrictions what is the purpose the agency also pointed to comment she made last month flouting the federal law Conway said quote if you're trying to silence me through the hatch act it's not going to work and let me know when the jail sentence starts in response to the OSC the White House said the office of special counsels unprecedented actions against kellyanne Conway are deeply flawed and violate her constitutional rights to free speech and due process how may also got in trouble for violating ethics rules when she told viewers to buy items from a bunker trumps clothing line into twenty seventeen TV interview in that case the White House said calmly acted quote inadvertently and said at that time she had committed to follow the rules in the future