Nonprofit Files Hatch Act Complaints on 10 White House Officials

Government Executive: Noting that President Trump last February announced that he is running for reelection in 2020, an ethics group has seized on celebratory tweets from high-level White House staff that it says violate the Hatch Act’s ban on partisan political activity in the federal workplace.

In a series of letters to the Office of Special Counsel—the government’s Hatch Act enforcer—Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on Thursday offered chapter-and-verse complaints about 10 White House officials, including budget director Mick Mulvaney, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah.

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