Earlier this week, the Office of Special Counsel announced that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway had violated the Hatch Act on two separate occasions by illegally using her position to campaign for two GOP candidates.
Conway appeared on Fox “News” Thursday morning and was asked by host Bill Hemmer about the fact that she had been accused of breaking a federal statute. Conway told Hemmer:
“The president and I have spoken about this. I’ve not made a comment on this at all and I won’t today.
“The White House has spoken.”
Hemmer then asked the logical follow-up question:
“Has the president told you what he desires from this?”
That caused Conway to get snippy and reply:
“I won’t reveal my private conversations with the president … except that which he would like me to speak about publicly.”
Since Trump is the official who has to decide what sanctions will be levied against Conway for her actions, Hemmer then inquired:
“So, no punishment given?”
A clearly irritated Conway told the host:
“I didn’t say that. I just said that we’ve spoken about this.”
Let’s be perfectly clear: Donald Trump is not going to do anything at all, even though Conway broke federal ethics law. And the main reason he won’t is that Trump doesn’t think the law applies to him or anyone who works for him. He believes he’s above the law and should never be second-guessed.
If you doubt that Trump is a lawless head of state, consider that he has repeatedly tried to shut down the investigation being conducted into the 2016 election, even though he swears he did nothing wrong. He fired FBI Director James Comey over the Russia probe and even attempted to have the White House counsel get rid of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Conway doesn’t want to talk about her Hatch Act violations because to do so would only serve to prove that she and her boss are blatant hypocrites.
Time to lock them all up!