President Trump’s social media director Dan Scavino, Jr. violated a law that forbids federal officials from campaigning when he tweeted in April that Amash should face “defeat” in his next primary because he had become a “big liability.”
According to the Office of Special Counsel in a “warning letter” that was released to the public on Friday, Scavino violated the Hatch Act, which forbids federal officials from engaging in certain political activity.
A House Freedom Caucus member, Amash was one of the people who was opposed to Trump’s healthcare reform bill when Scavino issued the illegal tweet.
“Mr. Scavino has been advised that if in the future he engages in prohibited political activity while employed in a position covered by the Hatch Act, we will consider such activity to be a willful and knowing violation of the law,” the office noted.
The warning was issued to Scavino after the left-leaning watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a formal complaint about his conduct with the Office of Special Counsel.
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