Watchdog group files Hatch Act complaint against Kushner
4 Feb 2020 — #Swamp
Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner is the subject of a new Hatch Act complaint that says he advocated for President Trump's 2020 reelection while acting in his official government capacity.
“White House Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President Jared Kushner violated the Hatch Act during a CNN interview on Sunday,” Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said in a statement. “Throughout the interview, Kushner advocated on behalf of the Trump campaign while appearing in his official government capacity on behalf of the Trump administration.”
Watchdog files Hatch Act complaint against Jared Kushner https://t.co/mehgaWEshl— DeepClips (@DeepClips) February 4, 2020
“Jared Kushner, like so many other senior officials in the Trump administration, has shown a complete disregard for ethics laws with a pattern of continuous violations,” said CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder. “The tone is set at the top. President Trump has made clear that he will not follow the rules himself or discipline those in his administration who do not, and his top advisors are acting accordingly.”
“Kushner’s blatantly political behavior while acting in his official capacity is a clear violation of the Hatch Act. The rules are in place to prevent the powers of the federal government from being used to unfairly benefit any candidate, and it is about time this administration started to follow them ,” Bookbinder continued.
The White House did not respond immediately to The Hill's request for comment.
This group has been going after Kelly Ann Conway for Hatch Act violations too. Read below.
CREW Sues Government to Enforce Hatch Act Against Kellyanne Conway - CREW https://t.co/5r2gKo700X— cottagelady (@Hammocknaps) January 2, 2020