Published: Fri, June 14, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

President Trump Has Made a Decision on Kellyanne Conway

President Trump Has Made a Decision on Kellyanne Conway

Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani also slammed the report, writing on Twitter early Friday: "Applying the Hatch Act to someone appointed as a communicator for the President is an absurd contradiction".

"No, I'm not going to fire her", Trump said during an interview on Fox & Friends on June 14.

"President Trump is correct not to fire her. Kellyanne is just doing her job too well", he added.

In the interview, Kerner said his office had "several discussions" with the White House counsel and they had the OSC report "for weeks". "They asked a question - I think one of them was involved with your show - You ask a person a question and every time you are supposed to say 'I can't answer, I can't answer?' She has to have the right of responding to questions".

"Mr. President, you're not going to fire her?" "Its decisions seem to be influenced by media pressure and liberal organizations - and perhaps (the Office of the Special Counsel) should be mindful of its own mandate to act in a fair, impartial, non-political manner, and not misinterpret or weaponize the Hatch Act", he said. She's a tremendous spokeswoman. "It really sounds to me like a free speech thing", Trump asserted.

"Attached to this letter is a copy of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's (OSC) investigative report detailing numerous violations of the Hatch Act by Counsellor to the President Kellyanne Conway", the letter reads.

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The OSC is an independent entity not related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation special counsel that led the Mueller report. Based on what I saw yesterday, how could you do that?

"It looks to me like they're trying to take away her right of free speech", Trump said.

"The Office of Special Counsel's (OSC) unprecedented actions against Kellyanne Conway are deeply flawed and violate her constitutional rights to free speech and due process", he said.

"It doesn't work that way", Trump said, arguing that Conway was merely responding to political attacks against him.

In its conclusion, the OSC said that Conway "has substantial knowledge of the Hatch Act and was previously found to have violated the law by engaging in similar conduct".

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