The Office of Special Counsel has determined that Kellyanne Conway, one of President Trump's closest White House assistants has violated the Hatch Act, a law that separates government from politics.

Conway also was Trump's campaign manager in 2016.

The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) in a March 6 letter to Trump informed the president that it found Conway in violation of the Hatch Act.

The letter reads, in part:

“The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) received complaints in November and December 2017 alleging that counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act by engaging in political activity while participating in official interviews with Fox News’s ‘Fox & Friends’ and CNN’s ‘New Day.’

“Specifically, the complaints alleged that during these interviews – which Ms. Conway conducted in her official capacity – she improperly advocated for the defeat of Democrat Doug Jones or expressed support for Republican Roy Moore, both of whom were candidates in the December 2017 Alabama special election for U.S. Senate. OSC consolidated the complaints, opened OSC File No. HA-18-0966, and investigated the allegations. This report contains the investigative findings in this matter. In summary, OSC finds that Ms. Conway violated the Hatch Act on two separate occasions and refers the violations to the president for the imposition of appropriate discipline.”

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