Today: Monday, 26 February 2024 year

The White House influenced the elections, thereby violating US law.

The White House influenced the elections, thereby violating US law.

White House officials violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits government officials from influencing election results while on duty, NBC reported, citing a letter from an independent regulator.

In June, the Washington Post, citing the watchdog agency Hatch Act Unit, reported that White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre violated the Hatch Act for making comments about Republicans during White House press briefings.

“In the letter… the independent Office of the Special Counsel (OSC) stated that (White House press secretary Karine) Jean-Pierre and deputy press secretary Andrew Bates took actions that were ‘contrary’ to official guidance on compliance with the Hatch Act when they criticized the Republicans’ “MAGA” budget plan this year, the statement said.

 


However, the office said that White House representatives would not be punished. It is noted that since June they do not appear to have mentioned MAGA in the performance of their duties.


The network also pointed out that Bates used the word “MAGA-nomics” this week, but the OSC did not consider it a violation of the law because the Trump administration used that term to describe its economic plan.