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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: Kellyanne Conway, counselor to U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks to the press outside the West Wing of the White House January 8, 2019 in Washington, DC. Conway took questions on Trump’s scheduled address to the nation later this evening. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Hatch Act of 1939 prohibits executive branch employees—with exception to the President and Vice President—from engaging in political activity. This includes endorsing candidates, appearing at campaign rallies, generating funds for candidates, and other forms that can be seen to give a partisan advantage.

White House aide Kellyanne Conway has come under fire numerous times for perceived Hatch Act violations. Now, the Office of the Special Counsel (unrelated to Special Counsel Robert Mueller) is referring Conway for removal for said violations.

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