“willful disregard for the law”

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  1. Lee Atwater

    Lee Atwater Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    At least 13 Trump officials illegally campaigned while in office, federal investigation finds

    At least 13 senior Trump administration officials illegally mixed governing with campaigning before the 2020 election, intentionally ignoring a law that prohibits merging the two and getting approval to break it, a federal investigation released Tuesday found.

    A report from the office of Special Counsel Henry Kerner describes a “willful disregard for the law” known as the Hatch Act that was “especially pernicious,” given that many officials abused their government roles days before the November election. President Donald Trump — whose job it was to discipline his political appointees — allowed them to illegally promote his reelection on the job despite warnings to some from ethics officials, the report says.

    “This failure to impose discipline created the conditions for what appeared to be a taxpayer-funded campaign apparatus within the upper echelons of the executive branch,” investigators wrote in the scathing 60-page report.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...d4c764-4108-11ec-a88e-2aa4632af69b_story.html

    I know right, what a snoozer. Jeeez, is it a surprise to hear about more criminal behavior from the Trump admin? No. It's become routine. It's exactly what we'd expect from a lawless prez and a complicit DoJ under Billy the Bagman. I mean hello.......can you say coup?

    So what's the point of bringing it up? To remind us all that it's neither normal or acceptable for members of any admin to break the law. To remind us all that it's neither normal or acceptable for any admin to stonewall congressional investigations. To remind us all that it's neither normal or acceptable for any prez to pardon people as a reward for withholding truthful testimony. To remind us all that it reveals a sickness in the POT that Trump is not universally scorned instead of being the presumptive nominee for prez in 2024.
     
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    the hatch act is important for several important reasons. one is to prevent a politician from requiring his government employees to work on his campaign.

    another is to prevent the government from paying for the politician's campaign staff.

    i have no doubt that trump would break this law routinely.
     
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    Slow day at the liberal ranch I see….. Covid, infected illegal invaders being flown around the US in the middle of the night… Ashley Biden taking “inappropriate showers” with her daddy… Americans still trapped behind enemy lines in Afghanistan….
    But we start another garbage post about “trump”
     
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    So when is the trial? Oh and thanks for the sour grapes, the only thing Democrats ever create in surplus.
     
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    The only thing that's a "snoozer" is the penchant for some folks to create multiple "orange man bad" threads 24/7....
     
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    Did President Trump and the RNC violate the Hatch Act?

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    This is and has been SOP in the Republican Party for most of my rather long life and beyond if my knowledge of history is credible. They still live under the "Spoils System" AFAICT

    We desperately need to put a few high-level Trumpers into Lea-ven-worth for a few decades as ongoing reminders to Republicans that this **** is illegal, they so quickly forget
     
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    How many counts of jaywalking were they charged with also?
     
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    Important enough that nobody has ever been prosecuted for breaking it. Won't happen to Trump either.
     
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    you may be correct. but notice that every president since the progressive era has followed the hatch act. campaign staff resign their government posts and campaign. if the incumbent wins they are rehired.
     
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    Nobody had even heard of the Hatch act until it was used to beat up on Trump.
     
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    not so, but as a retired civil servant i may have a bit of experience on the subject.

    here is a paragraph of the hatch act that was once commonly used on socialists and such ...

    . A provision of the Hatch Act (PL 252 76th Congress), passed in 1939, made it illegal for any federal employee or contractor "to have membership in any political party or organization which advocates the overthrow of our constitutional form of government." Until 1949 the investigations took place only after a request came from the Department of Justice or the employing agency, and when there was some "derogatory" information to indicate that an investigation was necessary.

    Classification 101: Hatch Act (Obsolete) | National Archives
     
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    Lee Atwater Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    You do know we progressives notice every time you folks make a comment like that because you can not find a way to excuse Trump's behavior, right? If you want the posts critical of Trump to stop prove the criticism is not valid and or convince your fellow conservatives to stop fawning over him.
     
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