A watchdog group alleges that President Trump’s senior policy adviser Stephen Miller violated federal law when he made comments on Friday about presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The complaint from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) calls for an investigation into Miller’s comments criticizing Biden on Fox News. Give me a break!
“This administration continues to use its official powers improperly to assist the president’s re-election and to chip away at the checks and balances that preserve our democracy,” CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in a statement.
BREAKING: It looks like Stephen Miller violated the Hatch Act on Fox News this morning. We just filed a complaint against him. https://t.co/BoxRuF7uva
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) July 31, 2020
“It is well past time for those like Stephen Miller, who show an open disdain for ethics laws like the Hatch Act and who illegally use official resources to promote the president’s re-election bid, to be held accountable for their actions.” In an election year, it is inevitable for the incumbent party to speak of their opposition, but far-left watchdogs will do everything in their power to bring down the President and his administration.
The Hatch Act bars federal employees from certain partisan political activity that could influence an election while using their official titles. Those found to have violated it can be fined as much as $1,000 and face disciplinary actions such as suspension or termination.
The complaint highlights comments Miller made during a “Fox & Friends” interview, during which he was seen standing on the White House grounds and was identified by his official title.
Miller was discussing a variety of issues, including Trump’s claims about voting by mail and ongoing protests in Portland, Ore., before he was asked to comment on former President Obama’s eulogy for the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). The eulogy that practically turned into the Democratic Convention… Steven Miller lashed out at the former president, saying the speech was “shockingly political” and “scandalously, outrageously false.”
CREW alleges in the complaint that Miller likely violated the Hatch Act by “mixing official government business with his political views about Biden.” His political views about Biden??? More like the views of President Trump, his campaign, and his millions of national-wide Trump supporters! It’s known that Biden is quickly losing it and the campaign has retreated to former President Barack Obama to help garner support.
Senior Advisor Stephen Miller: Obama and Biden delivered "failure and betrayal" to the people of this country pic.twitter.com/2OtfBXa3MM
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) July 31, 2020
The watchdog group filed a complaint against White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in July for also making disparaging comments about Biden, as well as offering an apparent endorsement of a Republican congressional candidate, according to The Hill. CREW compared Meadows’s conduct with the OSC’s description of Hatch Act violations committed by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway last year.
What will the left pull out of their pocket next in an attempt to tear down the President and his administration with less than 100 days until the November election?