According to a US government report, 13 senior advisers to the former White House’s Trump administration, in violation of a law restricting the political struggles of government employees, led to the creation of an “electoral organization with taxpayers’ money” in the White House.
According to Reuters, the Office of the Special Investigator (OSS) in a 65-page report mentioned the actions of Trump advisers, including Jared Kouchner and Killian Conway, who exercised their official authority to campaign for Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Used.
Kouchner is Trump’s son-in-law, who at the time was with Ms. Conway, his top adviser to his administration. A spokesman for former US President Donald Trump has not yet commented on the report.
According to the report, it is no longer possible to punish these former officials of the Trump administration because they no longer have a position, but it was emphasized that this report was published to highlight executive challenges and prevent future violations.
The Ombudsman’s Office also said in a statement: “Overall, the report concludes that these violations reflect the willingness of some members of the Trump administration to abuse their power in the executive branch to promote Trump’s re-election, as well as the limitations of the executive branch.” Shows thirty.
The report also states that the failure to conduct disciplinary action created the conditions for what appeared to be a campaign organization with the budget of American taxpayers in the upper echelons of the executive branch.
The OSC is an independent federal watchdog within the US government that investigates violations of the Hatch Act that restrict political participation and speech by federal staff. The bill takes its name from the senator who proposed it, Carl Hatch. The law was passed in response to government officials’ activities of political factionalism during the Franklin Roosevelt administration.
The recent report was the culmination of an investigation that began during the Trump presidency at the White House, following his decision to hold the Republican National Convention in 2020 inside the White House.
The investigation also revealed that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolfe had both violated the Hatch Act by attending a political convention. Wolfe’s legal office and Pompeo’s Political Action Committee have not yet commented on the report.
According to the report, many Trump-era advisers, including Jared Kouchner, Killian Conway and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, criticized Joe Biden during a media interview and violated the law. Spokesmen for Kouchner and Meadows have not yet commented on the report.
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